Stuart Kells, George Megalogenis, Frank Bongiorno, Nicole Hayes and Alicia Sometimes will be guests of the 2016 Williamstown Literary Festival. Please check the website for more details.

Saturday 18 June

Klaus Neumann will be in conversation with Arnold Zable at the Fitzroy Town Hall.

Tuesday 28 June
Time: 7:00pm
Venue: Fitzroy Town Hall Reading Room, 201 Napier Street, Fitzroy, VIC 3065.
Tickets: Free event. Please book online.

Explore the dos-and-don’ts of writing fiction in conversation with Micheline Lee about her newly released debut, The Healing Party. Supported by the Write-ability program.

Tuesday 16 August
Time: 6:00pm
Venue: Writers Victoria, The Wheeler Centre, 176 Little Lonsdale St, Melbourne, VIC 3000..
Tickets: Free event. Please book online.


Laurinda by Alice Pung has won the Ethel Turner Prize for Young Adult’s Literature at the 2016 New South Wales Premier’s Literary Awards.

Nona and Me by Clare Atkins has been shortlisted for the 2016 YABBA Awards.


Black Inc. congratulates Stuart Kells, whose book Penguin and the Lane Brothers: The Untold Story of a Publishing Revolution has won the 2015 Ashurst Business Literature Prize. Alan Cameron AO, chair of the judging panel commented: “we found the winner was a delight to read—informative and entertaining at the same time”. Kells’ book is a groundbreaking counter-history and portrait of the three brothers who built the global publishing powerhouse, Penguin Books.

Vera by Vera Wasowski and Robert Hillman, Laurinda by Alice Pung and Across the Seas by Klaus Neumann have all been shortlisted in the 2016 NSW Premier's Literary Awards.

Body Lengths by Leisel Jones has been longlisted for the Small Publishers’ Adult Book of the Year at the 2016 Australian Book Industry Awards.

The Eighties by Frank Bongiorno has been shortlisted for the 2016 Ernest Scott Prize.

Penguin and the Lane Brothers by Stuart Kells and Takeover by David Uren have both been shortlisted for the 2015 Ashurst Business Literature Prize.

A Short History of Richard Kline by Amanda Lohrey has been longlisted for the 2016 Stella Prize.