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Queensland Literary Awards 2020 shortlists announced

5 August 2020
The shortlists for the 2020 Queensland Literary Awards have been announced. The shortlisted titles in each category are: Queensland Premier's Award for a Work of State Significance ($25,000)    Heartland:...

Murphy receives inaugural IPEd Janet Mackenzie Medal 

4 August 2020
Elizabeth Manning Murphy has won the inaugural Institute of Professional Editors (IPEd) Janet Mackenzie Medal. The award, which honours the late founding member of Editors Victoria and lifetime IPEd member...

NZ Sir Julius Vogel Awards 2020 winners announced

3 August 2020
The 2020 winners of the Sir Julius Vogel Awards for New Zealand Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror have been announced The winners include: Best novel—adult The Dawnhounds (Sascha Stronach, Little...

Hugo Awards 2020 winners announced

3 August 2020
The winners of this year’s Hugo Awards, presented annually by the World Science Fiction Convention, have been announced. Best novel went to A Memory Called Empire (Arkady Martine, Tor); best...

Colin Roderick Award 2020 shortlist announced

3 August 2020
The shortlist for the 2020 Colin Roderick Award, administered by the Foundation for Australian Literary Studies at James Cook University, has been announced. The shortlisted titles are: Peace (Garry Disher, Text)...

Furphy Literary Award 2020 winners announced

29 July 2020
The winners of the inaugural Furphy Literary Award have been announced. Ruby Todd won the $15,000 open category for her short story ‘Awakening’, chosen from a shortlist announced in early...

Booker Prize 2020 longlist announced

28 July 2020
The longlist for the 2020 Booker Prize has been announced. The 13 books longlisted for the £50,000 (A$90,000) prize are: The New Wilderness (Diane Cook, Oneworld) This Mournable Body (Tsitsi...

Nib Literary Award 2020 longlist announced

28 July 2020
The longlist for the $20,000 Mark and Evette Moran Literary Award, known as ‘the Nib’, has been announced. The longlisted titles are: Nothing New (Robyn Annear, Text) After the Count (Stephanie Convery,...

Hall, Kneen receive $80k Copyright Agency fellowships

28 July 2020
The Copyright Agency’s Cultural Fund has awarded three fellowships totalling $240,000. Writers Rodney Hall and Krissy Kneen and visual artist Khaled Sabsabi will each receive $80,000 to create new works....

Griffith Review Novella Project 2020 winners announced

21 July 2020
The winners of the Griffith Review’s Novella Project competition have been announced. The winning writers are: Rhianna Boyle Claire G Coleman Mikele Prestia Kate Veitch. The four winners share the $25,000...

KYD Unpublished Manuscript Award 2020 shortlist announced

16 July 2020
The shortlist for the 2020 Kill Your Darlings (KYD) Unpublished Manuscript Award has been announced. The shortlisted writers and their works are: ‘Abomination’ by Ashley Goldberg (fiction) ‘The Dead Falls’ by...

McKinty, McTiernan win 2020 Thriller Awards

14 July 2020
Adrian McKinty and Dervla McTiernan have won in their respective categories at the International Thriller Writers’ Thriller Awards 2020. McKinty's The Chain (Hachette) was named best hardcover novel, while McTiernan's...

Yager awarded 2020 Reading Australia Fellowship

14 July 2020
The Copyright Agency has announced Karen Yager, deputy head at Knox Grammar School in New South Wales, is the 2020 recipient of the Reading Australia Fellowship for Teachers of English...

ASA announces recipients of Takeaway Creatives grants

10 July 2020
The Australian Society of Authors (ASA) has announced the 14 recipients of its $1000 Takeaway Creatives grants, funded by the Australia Council's Covid-19 Resilience Fund. The successful authors and illustrators...

Johnson wins 2020 PEN Pinter Prize

8 July 2020
In the UK, poet and reggae artist Linton Kwesi Johnson has been awarded the 2020 PEN Pinter Prize. Prize judge Claire Armitstead said: ‘Once we had laid our nominations on...

Furphy Literary Award 2020 shortlists announced

7 July 2020
The shortlists for the inaugural Furphy Literary Award has been announced. The six shortlisted stories and writers in the open category are: 'Ando Gets Plastered' by Cate Kennedy 'Awakening' by...

Write-ability fellowships 2020 recipients announced

2 July 2020
Writers Victoria has announced the recipients of its 2020 Write-ability fellowships. The organisation this year awarded two additional fellowships: a poetry fellowship supported by an anonymous donor, and a one-off...

KYD Unpublished Manuscript Award 2020 longlist announced

2 July 2020
The longlist for the 2020 Kill Your Darlings (KYD) Unpublished Manuscript Award has been announced. The longlisted authors and their works are: 'Mood' by Roz Bellamy (nonfiction) 'Abomination' by Ashley Goldberg...