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Robotham, Tranter nominated for 2020 Edgar Awards

23 January 2020
In the US, Australian authors Michael Robotham and Kirsten Tranter have been shortlisted for 2020 Edgar Allan Poe Awards. The 'Edgars' honour ‘the best in mystery fiction, nonfiction and television’...

Booktopia launches $5k Favourite Australian Book award

20 January 2020
Booktopia has launched the Favourite Australian Book (FAB) award, replacing its annual Australia’s Favourite Author poll. The author of the winning book, as determined by an online poll open to...

Johnson wins 2020 Peter Porter Poetry Prize

20 January 2020
The Australian Book Review (ABR) has announced A Frances Johnson as the winner of the 2020 Peter Porter Poetry Prize, for her poem ‘My Father’s Thesaurus’. Johnson receives $7000. The...

Robinson wins 2019 T S Eliot Prize

15 January 2020
In the UK, writer and performer Roger Robinson has won the 2019 T S Eliot Prize for poetry for his collection A Portable Paradise (Peepal Tree Press), reports the Bookseller....

Indie Book Awards 2020 shortlists announced

15 January 2020
Leading Edge Books has announced the shortlists for the 2020 Indie Book Awards for the best Australian books published in 2019. The shortlisted titles in each category are: Fiction There...

ABR announces Peter Porter Poetry Prize 2020 shortlist

14 January 2020
The shortlist for the 2020 Australian Book Review (ABR) Peter Porter Poetry Prize has been announced. The shortlisted poems are: ‘Precision Signs’ (Lachlan Brown) ‘That Wadjela Tongue’ (Claire G Coleman)...

ACT Book of the Year 2019 shortlist announced

14 January 2020
The shortlist for the 2019 ACT Book of the Year Award was announced in December. The shortlisted titles are: Made by Humans: The AI Condition (Ellen Broad, MUP) Book of...

UWAP announces 2020 Dorothy Hewett Award shortlist

14 January 2020
In December, UWA Publishing announced the shortlist for the 2020 Dorothy Hewett Award for an unpublished manuscript. The shortlisted authors and their works are: ‘The Sorry Tale of the Mignonette’...

Costa Book Awards 2019 category winners announced

13 January 2020
In the UK, the five category winners for the 2019 Costa Book Awards have been announced. The five winners were chosen from shortlists announced in November 2019. The winning authors each...

Sun wins KYD New Critic Award

11 December 2019
Sydney-based writer and designer Michael Sun has been named the winner of the 2020 Kill Your Darlings (KYD) New Critic Award. Sun receives a $1000 cash prize, plus a regular...

‘Bridget Crack’ wins 2019 Tasmania Book Prize

6 December 2019
The winners of the 2019 Tasmanian Premier’s Literary Prizes have been announced. The winning works and their authors are: Tasmania Book Prize for the best book with Tasmanian content in...

Chen wins Deborah Cass Prize 2019

6 December 2019
Writer Janette Chen has won the 2019 Deborah Cass Prize for emerging writers from migrant backgrounds for her manuscript extract ‘Wall of Men’. Chosen from a shortlist of 10, ‘Wall of...

Indie Book Awards 2020 longlists announced

4 December 2019
Leading Edge Books has announced the longlists for the 2020 Indie Book Awards for books published in 2019. The longlisted titles in each category are: Fiction The White Girl (Tony...

Room on our Rock wins Charlotte Huck Award in US

29 November 2019
In the US, Room on our Rock (Kate & Jol Temple, illus by Terri Rose Baynton, Scholastic) has won the NCTE Charlotte Huck Award for outstanding fiction for children. Room...

Sales wins 2019 Walkley Book Award

29 November 2019
Journalist and author Leigh Sales has won the 2019 Walkley Book Award for Any Ordinary Day (Hamish Hamilton). Any Ordinary Day describes how tragedy and loss can affect people. Judges...

Costa Book Awards 2019 shortlists announced

28 November 2019
In the UK, the shortlists for the 2019 Costa Book Awards have been announced. Shortlisted for the Costa Novel Award are: Middle England (Jonathan Coe, Viking) Confession with Blue Horses...

O’Brien awarded £40k David Cohen Prize for Literature

27 November 2019
Irish novelist Edna O'Brien has been awarded the £40,000 (A$75,800) David Cohen Prize for Literature, which recognises a living writer from the UK or Ireland's lifetime achievement in literature. O'Brien...