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Stout wins MidnightSun cover design competition 

2 December 2021
Abby Stout has been named the winner of MidnightSun’s 2021 book cover design competition. The competition, which ran during October, encouraged Australian designers to submit cover design concepts for two...

Hammer, Jubelin joint 2021 Danger Prize winners

1 December 2021
Trust (Chris Hammer, A&U) and I Catch Killers (Gary Jubelin with Dan Box, HarperCollins) have jointly won the 2021 Danger Prize. Administered by the BAD: Sydney Crime Writers Festival, the...

Young wins first prize in Scarlet Stiletto Awards 2021

30 November 2021
Sisters in Crime Australia has announced the winners of the 2021 Scarlet Stiletto Awards. Canberra-based, first-time crime writer Hayley Young won first prize and receives $1500 for her outback police...

SPN Book of the Year 2021 winners announced

29 November 2021
The Small Press Network (SPN) has announced the joint winners of the 2021 SPN Network Book of the Year Award (BOTY). The winning books, both essay collections, are: Echoes (Shu-Ling...

Walkley Book Award 2021 longlist announced

26 November 2021
The Walkley Book Award longlist for 2021 has been announced. The longlisted titles are: Toxic: The rotting underbelly of the Tasmanian salmon industry (Richard Flanagan, Penguin) Red Zone: China’s challenge...

‘Amnesia Road’ wins 2021 Nib Literary Award

25 November 2021
Luke Stegemann's book Amnesia Road: Landscape, violence and memory (NewSouth) has won Waverley Council’s $20,000 Mark and Evette Moran Nib Literary Award. Amnesia Road is a literary examination of historic violence...

Ober wins 2021 French HiP prize

23 November 2021
Jules Ober has won the 2021 Histoires Photographiques (HiP) prize for best photography book in the youth category with the French version of Jacqueline: A soldier’s daughter (Le Seuil Jeunesse)....

PANZ Book Design Awards 2021 winners announced

19 November 2021
The winners of the 2021 Publishers Association of New Zealand (PANZ) Book Design Awards have been announced. The winners in each category were: Gerard Reid Award for Best Book  Nature...

Stewart wins Helen Anne Bell Poetry Bequest Award

16 November 2021
Emily Stewart has won the 2021 Helen Anne Bell Poetry Bequest Award for her manuscript ‘Running Time’. Selected from a shortlist of seven announced earlier this month, the Sydney poet...

Voss Literary Prize 2021 shortlist announced

16 November 2021
The shortlist for the 2021 Voss Literary Prize has been announced. The shortlisted works, chosen from a longlist of 10, are: The Rain Heron (Robbie Arnott, Text) Our Shadows (Gail...

Abul wins Liminal & Pantera Press Nonfiction Prize

16 November 2021
Hassan Abul is the winner of the inaugural $10,000 Liminal & Pantera Press Nonfiction Prize. Abul's winning essay 'Third Cowboy From the Sun' was chosen by judges Brian Castro, Maddee...

Pascoe awarded 2021 ASA Medal

12 November 2021
The Australian Society of Authors (ASA) has announced Bruce Pascoe is the recipient of the 2021 ASA Medal. Author of the bestselling Dark Emu (Magabala), Pascoe has written over 30...

Amerena wins 2021 Speculate Prize

11 November 2021
Dominic Amerena has won the inaugural Speculate Prize for his speculative fiction manuscript ‘In Real Life’. ‘Part literary detective story, part gig economy fable, Domenic Amerena’s “In Real Life” is...

‘Lucky’s’ wins 2021 Readings Prize

8 November 2021
The winner of the 2021 Readings Prize for New Australian Fiction is Lucky’s by Andrew Pippos (Picador). Elizabeth Tan, who won the 2020 prize for her short story collection Smart...

Jordan wins 2021 Richell Prize

4 November 2021
Simone Amelia Jordan has won the 2021 Richell Prize for Emerging Writers for her memoir manuscript ‘Tell Her She’s Dreamin’’. An Australian journalist, writer, host and media consultant, Jordan founded...

Inaugural Speculate Prize shortlist announced

3 November 2021
The shortlist for the inaugural Speculate Prize, for an unpublished speculative fiction manuscript, has been announced. The shortlisted titles are: ‘Let’s Talk Trojan Bee: Stories’ by Alex Cothren ‘The Best...

Books among Victorian Community History Awards winners

29 October 2021
The 2021 winners of the Victorian Community History Awards have been announced. The following books were among the winners and commended entries: Judges special prize (joint winners): Under the Rainbow:...

IBBY Australia names 2022 Honour List selections

28 October 2021
IBBY (International Board on Books for Young People) Australia has selected writer Vikki Wakfield and artist Philip Bunting for the 2022 IBBY Honour List. Wakefield, who is based in South...

Deborah Cass Prize 2021 shortlist announced

28 October 2021
Writers Victoria and the Deborah Cass Prize Committee have announced the shortlist for the 2021 Deborah Cass Prize for emerging writers from migrant backgrounds. The shortlisted works and their authors...

Writers Vic announces 2021 Writeability fellows

26 October 2021
Writers Victoria has announced the 2021 Writeability fellows. The following five writers with disability were awarded Writeability fellowships: Beau Windon for 'A Proud Failure', a hybrid memoir exploring neurodiversity through...

SPN Book of the Year Award shortlist announced

26 October 2021
The shortlist for the Small Press Network (SPN) Book of the Year Award has been announced. Formerly the Most Underrated Book Award, the prize was first presented under its new...

Australians nominated for 2022 Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award

25 October 2021
Six Australian authors, illustrators and organisations have been announced as candidates for the 2022 Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award, the world’s richest prize for children’s literature. The Australian candidates are: Jeannie...