Penguin News

Catch up on all the latest news from Penguin Books Australia including award winning authors, illustrators, designers, publishers and other publishing industry and book related news.

2011 Age Book of the Year Award - shortlisted
15 Aug 2011

When Horse Became Saw by Anthony Macris has been shortlisted in the nonfiction category for the Age Book of the Year Award 2011.

For more information visit booksellerandpublisher.com.au

2011 Ned Kelly Awards - Shortlisted
02 Aug 2011

Best First Fiction

Line of Sight by David Whish-Wilson

The Old School by PM Newton

Best Fiction

The Diggers Rest Hotel by Geoffrey McGeachin

True Crime

Wasted by Ross Honeywill

The Crime Writers Association of Australia was set up in the mid 1990s to promote and encourage Australian crime writing through the establishment of the Ned Kelly Awards. nedkellyawards.com

Winners are announced during the Melbourne Writers' Festival.

2011 Nita B Kibble Literary Awards for Women Writers - winner
27 Jul 2011

The Kibble Literary Award for the work of an established Australian female writer was presented to Brenda Walker for her memoir Reading by Moonlight.

For more information please visit perpetual.com.au/kibble

Related Books

Book Cover:  Reading by Moonlight: How Books Saved a Life
Shortlisted for the 2011 NSW Premier's Literary Awards, The Douglas Stewart Prize for Non-Fiction.
Shortlisted for the 2011 NSW Premier's Literary Awards, The Douglas Stewart Prize for Non-Fiction.
Published: 28/03/2011
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 9780143205227
RRP: $24.95
2011 Victorian Premier's Literary Awards - shortlisted
27 Jul 2011

Prize for Writing for Young Adults

The Life of a Teenage Body-Snatcher by Doug MacLeod

The Three Loves of Persimmon by Cassandra Golds

Related Books

Book Cover: The Life of a Teenage Body-Snatcher
Thomas Timewell is sixteen and a gentleman. When he meets a body-snatcher called Plenitude, his whole life changes.
Thomas Timewell is sixteen and a gentleman. When he meets a body-snatcher called Plenitude, his whole life changes.
Published: 28/06/2010
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 9780143203919
RRP: $17.95
Book Cover: The Three Loves of Persimmon
Shortlisted for the 2011 NSW Premier's Literary Awards, The Patricia Wrightson Prize for Children's Literature.
Shortlisted for the 2011 NSW Premier's Literary Awards, The Patricia Wrightson Prize for Children's Literature.
Published: 25/08/2010
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 9780143205012
RRP: $17.95
2011 ABIA Winners announced
27 Jul 2011

Biography of the Year 2011

How to Make Gravy by Paul Kelly
 
Distributor of the Year 2011

United Book Distributors
 
International Success of the Year 2011

Once, Then and Now by Morris Gleitzman

Related Books

Book Cover:  How to Make Gravy
A memoir in a hundred songs – classy storytelling from Australia's most prodigious singer-songwriter. Buy the App
A memoir in a hundred songs – classy storytelling from Australia's most prodigious singer-songwriter. Buy the App
Published: 21/09/2010
Format: Hardback
ISBN: 9781926428222
RRP: $49.95
Book Cover:  Once

Once I escaped from an orphanage to find my Mum and Dad.

Once I saved a girl called Zelda from a burning house.

Once I made a Nazi with toothache laugh.

My name is Felix.

This is my story.

The reference at the end of the book to readers' notes refers to the teachers' notes which can be found at our Education Centre.

Once I escaped from an orphanage to find my Mum and Dad.

Once I saved a girl called Zelda from a burning house.

Once I made a Nazi with toothache laugh.

My name is Felix.

This is my story.

The reference...

Published: 01/08/2005
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 9780143301950
RRP: $16.95
Book Cover:  Then

I had a plan for me and Zelda

Pretend to be someone else

Find new parents

Be safe forever

 

Then the Nazis came

I had a plan for me and Zelda

Pretend to be someone else

Find new parents

Be safe forever

 

Then the Nazis came

Published: 02/06/2008
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 9780670072781
RRP: $19.95
Book Cover:  Now
The gripping finale to the dramatic series that began with Once, continued with Then and is . . . Now.\r\nAuthor interview
The gripping finale to the dramatic series that began with Once, continued with Then and is . . . Now.\r\nAuthor interview
Published: 03/05/2010
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 9780670074372
RRP: $19.95
Galley Club Awards 2011 - Winners
26 Jul 2011

Category 1 - sheetfed case bound book with RRP under $25

The A-Z of Unfortunate Dogs by Adam Elliot
Production by Carmen De La Rue
Published by Penguin Group (Australia)
Printed by 1010 Printing

Category 2 - sheetfed case bound book with RRP under $50

What on Earth Are You Wearing? by Michi Girl
Production by Tracey Jarrett
Published by Penguin Group (Australia)
Printed by 1010 Printing

Related Books

Book Cover: The A-Z of Unfortunate Dogs
Adam Elliot has drawn his delightful 'A to Z of Unfortunate Dogs', with rhyming couplets to match.
Adam Elliot has drawn his delightful 'A to Z of Unfortunate Dogs', with rhyming couplets to match.
Published: 22/11/2010
Format: Cloth Books
ISBN: 9781926428291
RRP: $24.95
2011 The Australian Book Industry Awards (ABIA) - shortlisted
07 Jul 2011

The 2011 ABIA Shortlist has been announced.  This year Penguin has six titles shortlisted in the individual book categories.

These include:

Illustrated Book of the Year 2011

A Food Lover’s Pilgrimage to Santiago De Compostela, by Dee Nolan

Biography of the Year 2011

How to Make Gravy, by Paul Kelly

Book of the Year for Younger Children (age range 0 to 8 years) 2011

All Through the Year, written by Jane Godwin & illustrated by Anna Walker

The Legend of the Golden Snail, written and illustrated by Graeme Base

Book of the Year for Older Children (age range 8 to14 years) 2011

Now, by Morris Gleitzman

General Fiction Book of the Year 2011

At Home with the Templetons, by Monica McInerney

Book of the Year 2011

How to Make Gravy, by Paul Kelly


Penguin has also been shortlisted for the following industry awards:

Publisher Promotional Campaign of the Year

How to Make Gravy, written by Paul Kelly

International Success of the Year

Once, Then and Now by Morris Gleitzman

Publisher of the Year 2011

Distributor of the Year

United Book Distributors

Nielsen Bookdata 2011 Booksellers Choice - Shortlisted
06 Jul 2011

Related Books

Book Cover:  How to Make Gravy
A memoir in a hundred songs – classy storytelling from Australia's most prodigious singer-songwriter. Buy the App
A memoir in a hundred songs – classy storytelling from Australia's most prodigious singer-songwriter. Buy the App
Published: 21/09/2010
Format: Hardback
ISBN: 9781926428222
RRP: $49.95
Book Cover: The Legend of the Golden Snail
The Golden Snail has been banished to the ends of the earth and Wilbur sets out on a mission to free it.
The Golden Snail has been banished to the ends of the earth and Wilbur sets out on a mission to free it.
Published: 27/09/2010
Format: Hardback
ISBN: 9780670073498
RRP: $29.95
2011 Inky Awards - shortlisted
06 Jul 2011

Longlisted for the Gold Inky

The Comet Box by Adrian Stirling

Longlisted for the Silver Inky

Bright Young Things by Anna Godbersen

Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins

Related Books

Book Cover: The Comet Box
It's 1986 and Halley's Comet is hurtling towards Earth. Everyone is talking about what the comet will bring - wishes could be granted, people might go mad, great disasters could happen . . .
It's 1986 and Halley's Comet is hurtling towards Earth. Everyone is talking about what the comet will bring - wishes could be granted, people might go mad, great disasters could happen . . .
Published: 30/05/2011
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 9780143206101
RRP: $19.95
Book Cover:  Bright Young Things
From the New York Times bestselling author of The Luxe come an epic new series set in the dizzying last summer of the Jazz Age.
From the New York Times bestselling author of The Luxe come an epic new series set in the dizzying last summer of the Jazz Age.
Published: 12/10/2010
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 9780141335346
RRP: $19.95
Children's Choice Awards - BILBY, KOALA, WAYRBA - shortlisted
30 Jun 2011

BILBY (Books I Love Best Yearly) QLD
Younger Readers
Diary of a Wimpy Kid by Jeff Kinney
 
Older Readers
Once by Morris Gleitzman
Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan

Related Books

Book Cover:  Diary of a Wimpy Kid
Being a kid can really stink. And no one knows this better than Greg Heffley, who finds himself thrust into high school where undersized weaklings share the hallways with kids who are taller, meaner, and already shaving.
Being a kid can really stink. And no one knows this better than Greg Heffley, who finds himself thrust into high school where undersized weaklings share the hallways with kids who are taller, meaner, and already shaving.
Published: 04/02/2008
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 9780143303831
RRP: $14.95
Book Cover:  Once

Once I escaped from an orphanage to find my Mum and Dad.

Once I saved a girl called Zelda from a burning house.

Once I made a Nazi with toothache laugh.

My name is Felix.

This is my story.

The reference at the end of the book to readers' notes refers to the teachers' notes which can be found at our Education Centre.

Once I escaped from an orphanage to find my Mum and Dad.

Once I saved a girl called Zelda from a burning house.

Once I made a Nazi with toothache laugh.

My name is Felix.

This is my story.

The reference...

Published: 01/08/2005
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 9780143301950
RRP: $16.95
Book Cover:  Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief

Look, I didn't want to be a half-blood. I never asked to be the son of a Greek god.

I was just a normal kid, going to school, playing basketball, skateboarding. The usual. Until I accidentally vaporized my maths teacher. That's when things started really going wrong. Now I spend my time fighting with swords, battling monsters with my friends and generally trying to stay alive.

This is the one where...

Look, I didn't want to be a half-blood. I never asked to be the son of a Greek god.

I was just a normal kid, going to school, playing basketball, skateboarding. The usual. Until I accidentally vaporized...

Published: 04/01/2010
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 9780141329994
RRP: $16.95

News

{ view all }
15 Dec 2014
2015 Folio Prize longlist
The longlist for the 2015 Folio Prize includes three titles originated by Penguin Books Australia. These are The Night Guest by Fiona McFarlane, Amnesia by Peter Carey and Eyrie by Tim Winton. 

Social Feed

{ }

Penguin TV

{ }

Pictures

{ }