UQP Wins Small Publisher Award!

The University of Queensland Press has been named Australian Small Publisher of the Year at the Australian Book Industry Awards! We’re so proud of all our clients, but it’s great to see them recognised. Congratulations!

Another UQP Title, Another Winner!

Mirandi Riwoe’s Stone Sky Gold Mountain (published by UQP) has won the 2020 Historical Novel Prize (worth AU$50,000). Set during Australia’s nineteenth century gold-rush period, this powerful novel introduces unforgettable characters and deals with timeless questions of identity and belonging. Family circumstances force siblings Ying and Lai Yue to flee their home in China to…

THE TRESPASSERS Wins!

Davitt Awards 2020 winners announced Sisters in Crime Australia has announced the winners of the 2020 Davitt Awards for the best crime books by Australian women. Adult crime novel: The Trespassers (Meg Mundell, UQP) In this ultimate locked-room mystery, a shipload of migrant workers flees the pandemic-stricken UK, seeking a fresh start in Australia. For…

Our Clients Are Prizewinners!

Our clients walked away with a bunch of Eisner Awards at the 2020 Virtual San Diego ComicCon last weekend! The big winner was Laura Dean Keeps Breaking Up with Me (First Second) with “Best Publication for Teens”, as well as “Best Writer” going to Mariko Tamaki and “Best Penciller/Inker” to Rosemary Valero-O’Connell!      …

HITCH Wins Society of Authors Prize

HITCH by Kathryn Hind has won the 2020 Society of Authors Betty Trask Prize, which celebrates first novels written by authors under the age of 35 in a traditional or romantic, but not experimental, style.   Past winners include Zadie Smith, Evie Wyld, Elliot Perlman, Chloe Hooper and Sophie Mackintosh. Previously, HITCH won the 2018…

THE YIELD wins prestigious Miles Franklin Award, 2020

THE YIELD by Tara June Winch (Penguin Books Australia) has won Australia’s most prestigious literary award, the Miles Franklin Award. This is the second year in a row that one of our clients has won this prize!

THE WHITE GIRL and THE YIELD both shortlisted for the Miles Franklin Award, 2020

Congratulations to two of our clients’ titles : THE WHITE GIRL (UQP) and THE YIELD (Penguin Books Australia) are both shortlisted for the Miles Franklin Award, the Australian equivalent to the Booker prize. The judges noted that the books nominated this year deal with topics of racial and cultural dispossession and “demonstrate powerfully how past trauma…

BE PREPARED Wins Again!

UN ETE D’ENFER, the French edition of Vera Brosgol’s hilarious graphic novel, has won the Prix Bédélys Jeunesse for graphic novels for 7-12-year-olds in Quebec! (The jury is made up of young readers from the libraries in the City of Montreal.)