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Morris, Morton, Nunn shortlisted for 2019 Audie Awards

15 February 2019
Three Australian audiobooks have been named as finalists in the 2019 Audie Awards, presented by the Audio Publishers Association (APA) in the US. The audiobook editons of The Tattooist of Auschwitz...

Seizure announces 2019 Viva la Novella shortlist

11 February 2019
Seizure has announced the shortlist for the 2019 Viva la Novella competition. This year’s shortlisted authors and their works are: Carly Cappielli for ‘Listurbia’ Grace Chan for ‘The Ship of...

Stella Prize 2019 longlist announced

8 February 2019
The longlist for the 2019 Stella Prize, worth $50,000, has been announced. The longlisted titles are: Little Gods (Jenny Ackland, A&U) Man Out of Time (Stephanie Bishop, Hachette) Bluebottle (Belinda...

Penguin Literary Prize shortlist 2019 announced

7 February 2019
Penguin Random House (PRH) has announced the shortlist for the 2019 Penguin Literary Prize, worth $20,000. The prize, now in its second year, aims to find and develop new Australian...

Makkai, Laymon win 2019 ALA Andrew Carnegie Medals

29 January 2019
The American Library Association (ALA) has announced the winners of the 2019 Andrew Carnegie Medals. The fiction prize was awarded to Rebecca Makkai for The Great Believers (Fleet) and the nonfiction...

Scriven wins Margaret River Short Story Competition

25 January 2019
Writer Kit Scriven has won the 2019 Margaret River Short Story Competition for his story ‘We’ll Stand in That Place’. Catherine Noske came in second place with her story ‘Thylacine’,...

Edgar Awards 2019 shortlists announced

23 January 2019
In the US, the shortlists for the 2019 Edgar Allan Poe Awards (the Edgars) have been announced. The Edgars honour ‘the best in mystery fiction, nonfiction and television’ published or produced...

Tan wins ‘KYD’ New Critic Award 2019

21 January 2019
Critic and narrative nonfiction writer Cher Tan has been named the winner of the 2019 Kill Your Darlings (KYD) New Critic Award. Tan receives a $1000 cash prize, plus payment for a...

Hazel Rowley Fellowship 2019 shortlist announced

18 January 2019
Writers Victoria has announced the shortlist for the 2019 Hazel Rowley Literary Fellowship, awarded annually to an Australian writer for a proposed biographical work. The shortlisted writers and their projects...

Indie Book Awards 2019 shortlists announced

16 January 2019
Leading Edge Books has announced the 2019 Indie Book Awards shortlists, for the best Australian books published in 2018. The shortlisted titles in each category are: Fiction The Lost Man (Jane...

Presser wins at US National Jewish Book Awards

14 January 2019
In the US, Melbourne-based author Bram Presser has won the debut fiction award at the 2018 National Jewish Book Awards for his novel The Book of Dirt (Text). Established in 1950 by the...

Updated format revealed for WA Prem’s awards

14 January 2019
The Western Australian state government has revealed the new format for the WA Premier’s Book Awards, which has been reinstated as an annual event. The awards will feature three separate...

Marsden awarded 2018 Dromkeen Medal

14 December 2018
The State Library Victoria (SLV) has awarded the 2018 Dromkeen Medal to author John Marsden. Marsden is the author of more than 40 books, including the ‘Tomorrow’ series, which is...

James wins Horne Prize

10 December 2018
The Saturday Paper and cosmetics company Aesop announced writer Daniel James as the winner of the $15,000 Horne Prize 2018 for his essay ‘Ten More Days’. An account of intergenerational...

Ko wins Deborah Cass Prize 2018

7 December 2018
Writer Karina Ko has won the 2018 Deborah Cass Prize for emerging writers from migrant backgrounds for her manuscript extract ‘Things I used to Believe’. Chosen from a shortlist of...

Winners announced for PM’s literary awards 2018

5 December 2018
The winners of the 2018 Prime Minister’s Literary Awards have been announced. The winning titles in each category are: Fiction Border Districts (Gerald Murnane, Giramondo) Australian history John Curtin’s War:...

Indie Book Awards 2019 longlists announced

5 December 2018
Leading Edge Books has announced the longlists for the 2019 Indie Book Awards for books published in 2018. The longlisted titles in each category are: Fiction The Lost Man (Jane...

$20k unpublished manuscript award launched for WA young writers

5 December 2018
Fremantle Press is partnering with social-purpose organisation the Fogarty Foundation to launch an unpublished manuscript award for young writers in Western Australia, worth $20,000. The biennial award, called the Fogarty Literary...

Frey wins Bad S-x in Fiction Award

4 December 2018
US author James Frey has received the 2018 Bad S-x in Fiction Award, the Literary Review’s annual prize for ‘poorly written, perfunctory or redundant passages of sexual description in modern fiction’....

Bad S-x in Fiction Award 2018 shortlist announced

3 December 2018
In the UK, the Literary Review has announced the Bad S-x in Fiction Award shortlist for 2018. The seven shortlisted books are: Scoundrels: The Hunt for Hansclapp (Major Victor Cornwall & Major Arthur St John...