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Stivens wins 2022 Ray Koppe Fellowship

23 September 2021
Sarah Stivens has won the Australian Society of Authors' (ASA) 2022 Ray Koppe Young Writers Fellowship for her poetry manuscript ‘Therapeutic Discomfort’. ‘Therapeutic Discomfort’ is a work of 10 poems...

$100k Historical Novel Prize shortlists announced

22 September 2021
The Historical Novel Society Australasia (HNSA) has announced the shortlists for 2021 ARA Historical Novel Prize. The novels shortlisted in the adult category are: Bila Yarrudhanggalangdhuray, River of Dreams (Anita Heiss,...

Varuna announces 2022 residential fellowships

16 September 2021
Varuna the National Writers’ House has announced the recipients of the Varuna Residential Fellowships for 2022. The writers and their projects are: The Eleanor Dark flagship fellowship Katherine Brabon, for...

Ngaio Marsh Awards 2021 shortlists announced

16 September 2021
The shortlists for this year’s Ngaio Marsh Awards for New Zealand crime, mystery or thriller writing have been announced. The titles shortlisted in each category are: Best novel The Murder...

Melbourne Prize for Literature finalists announced

15 September 2021
The Melbourne Prize Trust has announced the finalists for the triennial Melbourne Prize for Literature. The finalists are: Melbourne Prize for Literature ($60,000) Jordie Albiston Maxine Beneba Clarke Pi O...

Bourke wins 2021 Stanner Award

14 September 2021
Sarah Bourke has won the 2021 Stanner Award, presented biannually by the Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies (AIATSIS) to the best academic manuscript written by an...

EPAA 2021 winners announced

10 September 2021
The winners of the 2021 Educational Publishing Awards Australia (EPAA) have been announced. The winners in each category are: Secondary publisher of the year Jacaranda Primary publisher of the year...

Queensland Literary Awards 2021 winners announced

10 September 2021
The winners of the 2021 Queensland Literary Awards have been announced. Visual artist Fiona Foley was awarded the $25,000 Queensland Premier's Award for a work of State Significance for her...

$100k Historical Novel Prize longlists announced

9 September 2021
The Historical Novel Society Australasia (HNSA) has announced the longlist for the second annual ARA Historical Novel Prize and the inaugural longlist for its children's and young adult (CYA) category....

Banjo Prize 2021 shortlist announced

8 September 2021
HarperCollins Australia has announced the shortlist for the 2021 Banjo Prize for an unpublished work of commercial fiction. The shortlisted manuscripts are: ‘My Father the Whale’ (Gina Perry) ‘The Wishbone...

Murchison wins $10k ACU Poetry Prize

7 September 2021
Hobart-based poet Anna Murchison has won the 2021 Australian Catholic University (ACU) Poetry Prize, Australia's richest poetry award. Murchison receives $10,000 for her poem ‘Child of Gath-hepher’. Carolyn Masel was...

‘The Rain Heron’ wins Age Book of the Year

6 September 2021
Robbie Arnott has won the 2021 Age Book of the Year for his novel The Rain Heron (Text). It's the 40th time the award has been presented following a nine-year hiatus....

Richell Prize 2021 longlist announced

6 September 2021
Hachette Australia and the Emerging Writers’ Festival (EWF) have announced the longlist for the 2021 Richell Prize for emerging writers. The longlisted writers will be judged on the first three...

Wright wins 2021 Carmel Bird Digital Literary Award

3 September 2021
David Thomas Henry Wright has won the 2021 Carmel Bird Digital Literary Award for A Condensed History of the Australian Camel. Judge Roanna Gonsalves described Wright’s entry as ‘a work...

Stella Prize rebrands, expands eligibility

2 September 2021
The Stella Prize has revealed a new identity and website in a rebranding announcement to mark 10 years of the prize. Under its new identity the organisation has announced changes...

Drewe, Krien awarded Copyright Agency fellowships

30 August 2021
Robert Drewe and Anna Krien have received writers fellowships, worth $80,000 each, from the Copyright Agency's Cultural Fund. Drewe was awarded the Author Fellowship to write his novel Nimblefoot, which...

Davitt Awards winners announced

30 August 2021
Sisters in Crime Australia has announced the winners of the 2021 Davitt Awards for the best crime books by Australian women. The winners in each category are:  Adult crime novel...

Nib Literary Award 2021 longlist announced

30 August 2021
The longlist for the $20,000 Mark and Evette Moran Nib Literary Award, known as ‘the Nib’, has been announced. The longlisted titles are: The Truth about China: Propaganda, patriotism and...

Ned Kelly Awards 2021 winners announced

26 August 2021
The Australian Crime Writers Association (ACWA) has announced the winners of the 2021 Ned Kelly Awards. Crime novels released by Text Publishing swept the fiction categories, with the winning titles...

WA Premier’s Book Awards announced

26 August 2021
The winners of the 2020 Western Australian Premier’s Book Awards have been announced. Chosen from shortlists announced in June, the winners in each category are: Premier’s Prize for an Emerging...

Malwatta wins 2021 Thomas Shapcott Poetry Prize

25 August 2021
Queensland Poetry has announced that Janaka Malwatta has won the 2021 Thomas Shapcott Poetry Prize for his manuscript blackbirds don’t mate with starlings. Malwatta receives $2000 and a publishing contract...

CBCA winners announced today

20 August 2021
The CBCA will announce the 2020 Book of the Year awards at 12pm AEDT today, 20 August. The awards celebrate their 75th anniversary in 2021. Read Australian children’s literature expert...