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Ned Kelly Awards 2019 shortlists announced

19 August 2019
The Australian Crime Writers Association (ACWA) has announced the shortlists for this year’s Ned Kelly Awards for Australian crime writing. The shortlisted works in each category are: Best crime fiction...

Local writer, artist among Hugo Awards winners

19 August 2019
The winners of this year’s Hugo Awards, presented annually by the World Science Fiction Convention, have been announced. Australian Foz Meadows won in the Best Fan Writer category and Australia-based...

Moloney wins 2019 CBCA Nan Chauncy Award

16 August 2019
The Children’s Book Council of Australia (CBCA) has presented James Moloney with the 2019 CBCA Nan Chauncy Award for his contribution to Australian children’s literature. Moloney is the author of...

CBCA Awards 2019 winners announced

16 August 2019
The winners of this year’s Children’s Book Council of Australia (CBCA) Book of the Year Awards have been announced. The winning titles in each of the categories are: Older readers...

Storylines launches te reo Māori manuscript award

16 August 2019
Storylines Children’s Literature Charitable Trust has announced a new award for an unpublished manuscript written in te reo Māori, reports Booksellers NZ.  The new award is named in honour of...

Apolonio wins Liminal Fiction Prize

16 August 2019
Bryant Apolonio has won the inaugural Liminal Fiction Prize for his story ‘Bad Weather’. Apolonio’s story is described as ‘a split narrative between two generations, two worlds and two cultures’....

Arnott’s ‘Flames’ shortlisted for Not the Booker

13 August 2019
Hobart-based author Robbie Arnott has been shortlisted for the Guardian’s 2019 Not the Booker prize. Arnott’s debut, Flames (Text), was one of six shortlisted titles chosen from a longlist of...

ASA, HQ launch $10,000 commercial fiction prize

13 August 2019
The Australian Society of Authors (ASA) and HarperCollins imprint HQ have announced a new commercial fiction prize for an unpublished manuscript. The winner of the ASA/HQ Commercial Fiction Prize will receive...

RWA awards 2019 winners announced

12 August 2019
The winners of the 2019 Romance Writers of Australia (RWA) Romantic Book of the Year awards, known as the Ruby Awards, were announced on 10 August at the RWA conference...

Most Underrated Book Award 2019 shortlist announced

7 August 2019
The Small Press Network (SPN) has announced the shortlist for the 2019 Most Underrated Book Award (MUBA). The shortlisted titles are: Brontide (Sue McPherson, Magabala) Antidote to a Curse (James...

Colin Roderick Award 2019 longlist announced

5 August 2019
The longlist for this year’s Colin Roderick Award, administered by the Foundation for Australian Literary Studies at James Cook University, has been announced. The longlisted titles are: Sun Music: New...

Morris shortlisted for Glass Bell Award

2 August 2019
In the UK, Heather Morris’ The Tattooist of Auschwitz (Echo) has been shortlisted for the Glass Bell Award. Selected from a longlist of 12, the shortlisted titles are: Our House (Louise Candlish,...

Liminal Fiction Prize longlist announced

2 August 2019
Liminal magazine has announced the longlist for the inaugural Liminal Fiction Prize. The longlisted authors and their works are: Bryant Apolonio, for ‘Bad Weather’ Kasumi Borczyk, for ‘Cheese Me Please’...

Ngaio Marsh Award 2019 shortlist announced

1 August 2019
The shortlist for this year’s Ngaio Marsh Award for New Zealand crime fiction has been announced. The shortlisted titles in each category are: Best crime novel This Mortal Boy (Fiona Kidman,...

NT Literary Awards 2019 winners announced

31 July 2019
The winners of this year’s Northern Territory Literary Awards have been announced. The winners in each category are: Short story award ($1000) ‘Centring’, by Glen Hunting Poetry award ($1000) ‘Lyapirtneme/No...

WA Premier’s Book Awards winners announced

29 July 2019
The winners of this year’s Western Australian Premier’s Book Awards have been announced. The winning titles in each category are: Premier’s Prize for an emerging writer ($15,000) The Sky Runs...

Baskin wins industry recognition award at ORIAs

26 July 2019
Booktopia deputy CEO and CTO Wayne Baskin has won in the industry recognition category at the 2019 Online Retail Industry Awards (ORIAs). Booktopia was nominated for the best pureplay retailer...

PANZ Book Design Awards 2019 winners announced

26 July 2019
The Publishers Association of New Zealand (PANZ) has announced the winners of the 2019 Book Design Awards. Tatau: A History of Sāmoan Tattooing (Sean Mallon & Sébastien Galliot, Te Papa Press),...

Ned Kelly Awards 2019 longlists announced

25 July 2019
The Australian Crime Writers Association (ACWA) has announced the longlists for this year’s Ned Kelly Awards for Australian crime writing. The longlisted titles in each category are: Best first fiction...

Booker Prize 2019 longlist announced

24 July 2019
The longlist for the 2019 Booker Prize has been announced. The 13 books longlisted for the £50,000 (A$88,875) prize are: The Testaments (Margaret Atwood, Chatto & Windus, September) Night Boat...