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Latest News - 2015
National Simultaneous Storytime
3 December 2015As our libraries know, National Simultaneous Storytime is an annual campaign that aims to encourage more young Australians to read...
Geelong Opening Day Collection
1 December 2015As the country's leading library supplier James Bennett works in close partnership with libraries on special projects and events -...
A Brief History of Seven Killings wins 2015 Man Booker Prize
14 October 2015A Brief History of Seven Killings by Marlon James is the winner of the 2015 Man Booker Prize for Fiction.
Svetlana Alexievich wins 2015 Nobel prize in literature
8 October 2015Belarusian writer Svetlana Alexievich, 67, has won the Nobel Prize in Literature.Â The chair of the Swedish Academy, Sara Danius,...
Henning Mankell has died aged 67
6 October 2015Henning Mankell has passed away in his sleep aged 67.
10 year anniversary of Twilight
21 September 2015A special Tenth Anniversary edition of Stephenie Meyer's 'Twilight', featuring exclusive bonus content, will be released in October.
All-in-One Axis 360 App Launched
9 September 2015The new All-in-One Axis 360 App is now available for download from the Apple App Store, Google Play and the...
CBCA 2015 Winners Announced
21 August 2015The Childrenâ€™s Book Council of Australia has announced the 2015 Book of the Year Award Winners.
It's Adult Fiction Month
3 August 2015James Bennett is delighted to launch ADULT FICTION MONTH.
New Tim Winton Announced
29 July 2015Penguin Random House imprint Hamish Hamilton has announced it will publish 'Island Home: A Landscape Memoir' by Tim Winton on...
Kibble and Dobbie Awards 2015 Winners Announced
15 July 2015The winners of the 2015 Kibble and Dobbie Literary Awards have been announced at a ceremony at the State Library...
Miles Franklin Literary Award winner announced
24 June 2015Sofie Laguna has won the 2015 Miles Franklin Award for her novel, "The Eye of the Sheep" (Allen & Unwin).Â...
Carnegie and Kate Greenaway Medal Award Winners
23 June 2015In the UK, Tanya Landman has won the Carnegie Medal for "Buffalo Soldier" (Walker Books) and debut author and illustrator...
LIANZA Childrenâ€™s Book Awards 2015 winners announced
18 June 2015The winners in the 2015 Library and Information Association of New Zealand Aotearoa (LIANZA) Childrenâ€™s Book Awards have been announced.
International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award Winner
18 June 2015British author Jim Crace has won the 2015 International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award for his novel "Harvest" (Picador).Â The â‚¬100,000...
New Zealand Childrens Book Awards Finalists Announced
11 June 2015The finalists for the 2015 New Zealand Children''s Book Awards have been announced.
Kibble and Dobbie Awards 2015 Shortlist Announced
4 June 2015The shortlists for this yearâ€™s Kibble and Dobbie Literary Awards have been announced.Â The $30,000 Kibble Literary Award recognises the...
Baileys Womens Prize for Fiction 2015 winner announced
4 June 2015In the UK, the winner for the 2015 Baileys Womenâ€™s Prize for Fiction, previously known as the Orange Prize for...
ABIA 2015 Award Winners announced
22 May 2015The winners of the 2015 Australian Book Industry Awards (ABIAs) were announced in Sydney on 21 May.
NSW Premiers Literary Awards 2015 winners announced
18 May 2015The winners for this yearâ€™s New South Wales Premierâ€™s Literary Awards have been announced.
Australian Literature Society Gold Medal Shortlist Announced
6 May 2015The shortlist for the 2015 Australian Literature Society (ALS) Gold Medal has been announced.
Ruth Rendell dies aged 85
4 May 2015Crime writer, Ruth Rendell has died at the age of 85.
JB supports Nepal Earthquake Appeal
28 April 2015The team at James Bennett has been sadly affected by the Nepal earthquake disaster.
Pulitzer Prize Winners 2015 Announced
21 April 2015The 99th annual Pulitzer Prizes in Journalism, Letters, Drama and Music, awarded on the recommendation of the Pulitzer Prize Board,...
IMPAC Dublin 2015 shortlist announced
16 April 2015Richard Flanaganâ€™s "The Narrow Road to the Deep North" (Vintage) and Hannah Kentâ€™s "Burial Rites" (Picador) have been shortlisted for...
Baileys Womens Prize for Fiction 2015 shortlist announced
15 April 2015In the UK, the shortlist for the 2015 Baileys Womenâ€™s Prize for Fiction, previously known as the Orange Prize for...
We remember Malcolm Fraser
20 March 2015One of the most respected Prime Minister's of our generation, Malcolm Fraser has passed away today, aged 84.
Rod Riley joins James Bennett
16 March 2015We are delighted to welcome a new member of the James Bennett sales team -Â Rod Riley joins us as...
Terry Pratchett dies aged 66
13 March 2015Fantasy writer Terry Pratchett, creator of the Discworld series and author of more than 70 books, has died. He was 66.
Large Print Month
1 March 2015We are delighted to launch the first LARGE PRINT MONTH here at James Bennett.
Nikki Shaw joins James Bennett
16 February 2015We are delighted to welcome a new member of the James Bennett/Baker & Taylor sales and service team - Nikki...
Recently Discovered Novel from Harper Lee
4 February 2015Harper, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers, announced a newly discovered novel by Harper Lee, beloved author of 'To Kill a Mockingbird'.
announcing the new Axis 360 app
30 January 2015Baker & Taylor, the premier worldwide distributor of digital and print books and entertainment products, announced the launch of its...