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ABDA Book Design Awards 2019 shortlists announced

17 April 2019
The Australian Book Designers Association (ABDA) has announced the shortlists for the 2019 Australian Book Design Awards. The shortlisted titles in each category are: Best designed commercial fiction cover Dinner...

Nugent wins Readings Children’s Book Prize 2019

17 April 2019
Carly Nugent has won the 2019 Readings Children’s Book Prize for The Peacock Detectives (Text). Nugent’s title was chosen from a shortlist of six, announced in February. She receives $3000....

Ashurst Business Literature Prize shortlist announced

15 April 2019
The shortlist for the 2018 Ashurst Business Literature Prize has been announced. The shortlisted titles are: The Big Four: The Curious and Perilous Future of the Global Accounting Monopoly (Ian...

George Robertson Award 2019 winners announced

10 April 2019
The winners of the 2019 George Robertson Award, which recognises long and distinguished service to the publishing industry, were announced by the Australian Publishers Association (APA) on 4 April. The...

Man Booker International Prize 2019 shortlist announced

10 April 2019
The shortlist for the 2019 Man Booker International Prize has been announced. The shortlisted titles are: Celestial Bodies (Jokha Alharthi, trans by Marilyn Booth, Sandstone Press) The Years (Annie Ernaux, trans by...

Young shortlisted for 2019 Folio Prize

5 April 2019
New Zealand writer Ashleigh Young has been shortlisted for the UK's Rathbones Folio Prize. Her Windham-Campell Prize-winning essay collection Can You Tolerate This? (Giramondo) is one of eight books in...

Leane wins 2019 Red Room Poetry fellowship

5 April 2019
Wiradjuri poet and writer Jeanine Leane has won the 2019 Red Room Poetry Fellowship. Chosen from a shortlist of 11 poets, Leane receives a $5000 stipend, a $1000 commission to...

Griffiths wins 2019 Ernest Scott Prize

5 April 2019
Billy Griffiths has won the 2019 Ernest Scott Prize for history for his book Deep Time Dreaming (Black Inc.). Griffiths book was chosen from a shortlist of four books, announced...

Australians nominated for 2019 Hugo Awards

4 April 2019
Several Australian writers and artists are among the finalists for this year’s Hugo Awards for science-fiction. Australian author Foz Meadows has been named a finalist in the Best Fan Writer...

Storylines National Awards 2019 winners announced

3 April 2019
The Storylines Children’s Literature Trust of New Zealand has announced the 2019 winners of three national awards. The winning entries in each category are: Joy Cowley Award for picture book...

Carey shortlisted for 2019 Walter Scott Prize

3 April 2019
Peter Carey's novel A Long Way From Home (Penguin) has been shortlisted for the UK's Walter Scott Prize for Historical Fiction. Set in the 1950s, A Long Way From Home...

2019 Dylan Thomas Prize shortlist announced

3 April 2019
The shortlist for the 2019 International Dylan Thomas Prize has been announced. The shortlisted titles are: Friday Black (Nana Kwame Adjei-Brenyah, riverrun) Folk (Zoe Gilbert, Bloomsbury) In Our Mad and...

ALS Gold Medal 2019 longlist announced

29 March 2019
The longlist for the 2019 Australian Literature Society (ALS) Gold Medal has been announced. The longlisted titles are: Aqua Spinach (Luke Beesley, Giramondo) Beautiful Revolutionary (Laura Elizabeth Woollett, Scribe) Blakwork...

2019 Ernest Scott Prize shortlist announced

29 March 2019
The shortlist for the 2019 Ernest Scott Prize for History has been announced. The shortlisted titles are: Galleries of Maoriland: Artists, Collectors and the Māori World 1880–1910 (Roger Blackley, Auckland University...

Literature podcasts among award finalists

29 March 2019
The finalists of the 2019 Australian Podcast Awards have been announced. Podcasts in the literature, arts and music category are: Chat 10 Looks 3 Mamamia Book Club The Garret: Writers...

WAYRBA 2019 shortlists announced

29 March 2019
The shortlists for the 2019 West Australian Young Readers’ Book Awards (WAYRBA) have been announced. The shortlisted titles in each category are: Picture books A Bag and a Bird (Pamela...

Ledden-Lewis wins 2019 Kestin Indigenous Illustrator Award

27 March 2019
Bundjalung artist Charmaine Ledden-Lewis has won Magabala Books’ 2019 Kestin Indigenous Illustrator Award. A freelance artist based in Blackheath, NSW, Ledden-Lewis receives $10,000, a mentorship and the opportunity to illustrate...

CBCA Awards 2019 shortlists announced

26 March 2019
The shortlists for this year’s Children’s Book Council of Australia (CBCA) Book of the Year Awards have been announced. The shortlisted titles are: Older readers Between Us (Clare Atkins, Black...

Mascara announces winners of Avant-garde Literary Awards

26 March 2019
Mascara Literary Review has announced the winners of the Avant-garde Literary Awards for literature, criticism and theory. The awards recognise ‘books which are stretching the boundaries of genres radically, philosophically,...

Kozlowski wins Leila St John Award

26 March 2019
Children’s book specialist Kathy Kozlowski has received the annual Leila St John Award, presented by Victorian branch of the Children’s Book Council of Australia (CBCA). Kozlowski has spent over 50...