Text Publishing

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Text Publishing
Founded 1994
Founder Diana Gribble and Eric Beecher
Country of origin Australia
Headquarters location Melbourne
Publication types Books, journals
Official website www.textpublishing.com.au

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

Text Publishing was awarded Australian Small Publisher of the Year in 2012, 2013 and 2014.

Company background[edit]

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]


  1. ^ "Text Publishing". textpublishing.com.au. 
  2. ^ "A very passionate Text life", Age, 7 August 2004.
  3. ^ "Wheelers, dealers and Melburnians". The Age. 4 October 2011. Retrieved 16 March 2017. 
  4. ^ "Text Publishing". textclassics.com.au. 
  5. ^ "Classics going to waste", Age, 22 January 2012.