25 May, 2023 to 25 May, 2023

Australian Book Industry Awards 2023

Australian Book Industry Awards will take place on 25 May 2023 at Doltone House. Celebrate the joy of books at this star-studded industry event where the ABIA 2023 winners will be revealed. The shortlist has been announced – see the 14 categories here. Book tickets via the ABIA website. Early Bird pricing is available until […]

24 May, 2023 to 24 May, 2023

ALIA National Simultaneous Storytime 2023

National Simultaneous Storytime will be held on Wednesday 24 May 2023, at 11:00am. This free, fun, online event promotes the value of reading and literacy. Each year, an Australian children’s book is chosen to be read simultaneously in libraries, schools, pre-schools, childcare centres, homes and bookshops all over Australia. This year’s chosen book is The […]

22 May, 2023 to 28 May, 2023

Sydney Writers’ Festival 2023

Celebrate literature, stories and ideas at Sydney Writers’ Festival. Writers from Australia and around the world are back in person for the first time since 2019. Be inspired by writers talking about how we understand the past, how we live in the present, and how words will shape the future. Events will take place at […]

12 May, 2023 to 14 May, 2023

Margaret River Readers and Writers Festival 2023

Margaret River Readers and Writers Festival returns to an ‘in person’ program in 2023. A storytelling spectacular held in the heart of the Margaret River Region across three days, 12-14 May. Hear from authors and writers including Elizabeth Coleman, Richard Fidler, Hugh Mackay, J.P. Pomare, Jano Caro, and Thuy On. Day passes are now available […]

10 May, 2023 to 14 May, 2023

Brisbane Writers Festival 2023

Brisbane Writers Festival is back for 2023 with more than 100 events. Five days and four nights of entertainment, featuring blockbuster bestsellers to literary luminaries, and everything in between. The festival showcases diverse literary talents from across Brisbane, Australia and beyond. Program highlights include Trainspotting author, Irvine Welsh; Indigenous poet and political activist, Lionel Fogarty; […]

04 May, 2023 to 07 May, 2023

Melbourne Writers Festival 2023

Melbourne Writers Festival is back for 2023 with an array of literary award winners, iconic writers and storytellers. Events cover the worlds of literature, food and music. First Nations Curators Tony Birch and Ellen van Neerven bring together celebrated and emerging writers and artists. International guests include Bernardine Evaristo, Emma Straub, Gabrielle Zevon, and Bill […]

27 Apr, 2023

Stella Prize winner 2023 announcement

The winner of the 2023 Stella Prize will be announced on Thursday 27 April. One of these shortlisted titles will be revealed as the 2023 winner: We Come With This Place by Deborah Dank Big Beautiful Female Theory by Eloise Grills The Jaguar by Sarah Holland-Batt Hydra by Adriane Howell Indelible City: Dispossession and Defiance […]

23 Apr, 2023

World Book and Copyright Day 2023

World Book and Copyright Day is celebrated annually on 23 April. It’s a day to celebrate the enjoyment of books and reading. This symbolic date was chosen because it’s the date on which several important authors – William Shakespeare, Miguel de Cervantes and Inca Garcilaso de la Vega – all died. This year, the city […]