Allen & Unwin are absolutely thrilled to announce that Sofie Laguna has won Australia's most prestigious literary prize - the 2015 Miles Franklin Literary Award for her mesmerising novel The Eye of the Sheep.
Allen & Unwin is delighted to announce that Rivertime by Trace Balla has won the 2015 Readings Children's Book Prize!
The Kibble Awards were established by Nita Dobbie in honour of her pioneering aunt, Nita Kibble - the first female librarian of the State Library of New South Wales. They comprise the Kibble Literary Award for an established author, as well as the Dobbie Literary Award for a first time published author.
Hungarian author Laszlo Krasznahorkai has won the 2015 Man Booker International Prize. The £60,000 (A$117,600) biennial prize is awarded to a living author, whose body of work is available in English or English translation, in recognition of his or her contribution to fiction 'on the world stage'.
TV rights to Rebecca Starford's debut memoir Bad Behaviour: A Memoir of Bullying and Boarding School have been optioned by director Pip Karmel and Amanda Higgs, co-creator and producer of The Secret Life of Us and The Time of Our Lives, via Curtis Brown at auction.
SBS has purchased the first two seasons of Amazon's TV series starring Titus Welliver as the conflicted LAPD detective Harry Bosch and will air the first ten episodes from 29 July 2015.