Bookish dates for 2012

It’s never too early (or nerdy) to start filling in next year’s diary. Here are some key dates for the book industry:

  • Taipei International Book Exhibition: 1-6 February
  • Perth Writers Festival: 23-26 February
  • Adelaide Writers’ Week: 3-8 March
  • New Zealand Post Writers and Readers Week: 9-14 March
  • Leading Edge Conference (Melbourne): 9-11 March
  • Bologna Children’s Book Fair: 19-22 March
  • London Book Fair: 16-18 April
  • WordStorm (Darwin): May
  • Mother’s Day (Australia and NZ): 13 May
  • Sydney Writers’ Festival (including NSW Premier’s Literary Awards, SMH Young Novelists of the Year Award): 14-20 May
  • New Zealand Post Children’s Book Awards: 16 May (shortlist on 28 February)
  • APA Book Design Awards (Sydney): 17 May
  • Australian Book Industry Awards (Sydney): 18 May
  • CBCA National Conference (Adelaide): 17-19 May
  • Book Expo America: 4-7 June
  • ABA annual conference (Sydney): 17-18 June
  • Miles Franklin Literary Award (Brisbane): 20 June (shortlist in April)
  • Prime Minister’s Literary Awards: July (shortlist in May)
  • New Zealand Post Book Awards: 1 August (shortlist on 6 June)
  • Booksellers NZ annual conference: 2-3 August
  • Byron Bay Writers’ Festival: 3-5 August
  • National Bookshop Day (Australia): 11 August
  • CBCA Book Week: 18-24 August
  • Storylines Festival of New Zealand Children’s Writers and Illustrators: 18-26 August
  • Melbourne Writers Festival (including Victorian Premier’s Literary Awards, Age Book of the Year Awards and Ned Kelly Awards): 24 August to 2 September
  • Father’s Day (Australia and NZ): 2 September
  • Indigenous Literacy Day: 5 September
  • Brisbane Writers Festival—50th birthday (including Queensland Premier’s Literary Awards): 5-9 September
  • Man Booker Prize: October (shortlist in September)
  • Nobel Prize for Literature: October
  • Ubud Writers & Readers Festival: 3-7 October
  • Frankfurt Book Fair (guest of honour is New Zealand): 10-14 October

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