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Asylum seeker wins major literary award

14 February 2019
Writer, journalist and Iranian refugee Behrouz Boochani, currently detained on Manus Island as part of the Australian government’s offshore detention policy for asylum seekers, has won the $100,000 Victorian Prize...

Samuel Wagan Watson wins Patrick White Literary Award

15 November 2018
Poet, essayist, scriptwriter and performer Samuel Wagan Watson has won the Patrick White Literary Award, which is traditionally presented to authors who ‘have made a significant but inadequately recognised contribution...

De Kretser wins second Miles Franklin Award

13 September 2018
Michelle de Kretser has won Australia’s prestigious Miles Franklin Literary Award for the second time for her novel The Life to Come (Allen & Unwin) after previously winning in 2013...

Viskic wins top crime-fiction award

14 August 2018
Emma Viskic’s And Fire Came Down (Echo Publishing) has been named best adult crime novel at this year’s Davitt Awards, which are presented to the best crime books by Australian...

Miles Franklin Award shortlist announced

12 July 2018
The shortlist has been announced for the Miles Franklin Literary Award—one of Australia’s most influential literary prizes. The judges have described the shortlist as ‘diverse and intelligent’. Alexis Wright’s biography...

Aussie crime wave

15 June 2018
No doubt you’ve heard of Jane Harper’s debut bestselling crime novel The Dry (Pan). It has added the accolade of crime and thriller ‘book of the year’ at the recent British Book...

Awards put poetry in the spotlight

12 April 2018
Poetry has been the focus of several Australian awards and shortlists recently, with poet and performer Candy Royalle being chosen from a shortlist of 11 poets to win the 2018...

‘The Trauma Cleaner’ wins multiple awards

8 February 2018
Melbourne-based writer Sarah Krasnostein has won the $100,000 Victorian Prize for Literature for her first book, The Trauma Cleaner: One Woman’s Extraordinary Life in Death, Decay & Disaster (Text Publishing) at this...

Keith Murdoch bio wins top award

8 August 2017
Tom D C Roberts’ biography of Rupert Murdoch’s father, Australian journalist Keith Murdoch, has won the Australian National Biography Award. The judges described Before Rupert: Keith Murdoch and the Birth...

Small presses dominate Miles Franklin shortlist

6 July 2017
The shortlist for Australia’s most prestigious literary prize, the Miles Franklin Literary Award, was announced last month. Four of the five shortlisted titles are published by small Australian presses: The...