Text Publishing

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Text Publishing[1] is an independent Australian publisher of fiction and non-fiction. Its authors include Helen Garner, Barack Obama, Tim Flannery, Kate Grenville, Graeme Simsion, Peter Temple, Herman Koch, Lionel Shriver, Carlos Ruiz Zafón, among many others.

Text was founded in Melbourne in the early 1990s by Diana Gribble and Eric Beecher. When parent company Text Media was taken over by Fairfax Media,[2] Text entered into a joint venture with Scottish publisher Canongate. Maureen and Tony Wheeler, founders of Lonely Planet, bought Canongate's share in Text in 2011.[3]

In 2012, Text launched a series of Australian classics,[4] republishing out of print works that had been, for the most part, lost to literary history.[5]