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McGuire wins 2020 Ray Koppe Residency

22 October 2020
Melbourne writer Tim McGuire has won the Australian Society of Authors (ASA)’s 2020 Ray Koppe Young Writers Residency for his manuscript ‘Game Farm’. McGuire's literary suspense novel is a creative...

Ampersand Prize 2020 shortlist announced

21 October 2020
Hardie Grant Children's Publishing (HGCP) has announced the shortlist for its 2020 Ampersand Prize for unpublished young adult and middle-grade fiction. The five shortlisted authors and their works are: Conan...

McLean receives inaugural $10k Albert Ullin Award

21 October 2020
Andrew McLean is the winner of the inaugural Albert Ullin Award. The $10,000 biennial award, created with a bequest from the late The Little Book Room co-founder Albert Ullin, is...

CBCA Book of the Year 2020 winners announced

16 October 2020
The winners of the 2020 Children’s Book Council of Australia (CBCA) Book of the Year Awards have been announced. The winning titles and honour books in each category are: Older...

Deacon in the running for US award

16 October 2020
Australian writer Desley Deacon is in the running for the US Theatre Library Association’s 2020 George Freedley Memorial Award. Deacon’s book Judith Anderson: Australian Star First Lady of the American...

Walkley Book Award 2020 longlist announced

15 October 2020
The Walkley Book Award longlist for 2020 has been announced. The longlisted titles are:  After the Count (Stephanie Convery, Viking) City On Fire (Antony Dapiran, Scribe) Hazelwood (Tom Doig, Viking)...

Ned Kelly Awards 2020 winners announced

15 October 2020
The Australian Crime Writers Association (ACWA) has announced the winners of this year’s Ned Kelly Awards for Australian crime writing. The winning works and authors in each category are: Best...

Lucas-Pennington wins 2020 Nakata Brophy prize

13 October 2020
Grace Lucas-Pennington has won the 2020 Nakata Brophy Short Fiction and Poetry Prize for her poem ‘Superposition’. Lucas-Pennington receives $5000 and a three-month writing residence at Trinity College at the...

Deborah Cass Prize 2020 shortlist announced

13 October 2020
The shortlist for Writers Victoria’s Deborah Cass Prize for emerging writers from migrant backgrounds has been announced. The shortlisted works and their authors are: ‘Extract from “Of All the Gods”...

Glück awarded the 2020 Nobel Prize for Literature

9 October 2020
American poet Louise Glück has been awarded the 2020 Nobel Prize for Literature, reports Publishers Weekly. Glück was named winner at a ceremony at the Swedish Academy in Stockholm on...

Richell Prize 2020 shortlist announced

6 October 2020
Hachette Australia and the Emerging Writers’ Festival (EWF) have announced the shortlist for the 2020 Richell Prize for emerging writers. The shortlisted writers and their works are: ‘The Boy Who...

Barbara Jefferis Award 2020 shortlist announced

2 October 2020
The Australian Society of Authors (ASA) has announced the shortlist for the $50,000 Barbara Jefferis Award. The shortlisted novels are: The White Girl (Tony Birch, UQP) Too Much Lip (Melissa...

Little Pink Dog Books announces Authorstrator Prize

29 September 2020
Independent children's publisher Little Pink Dog Books has announced a new annual prize for picture book author/illustrators. The Authorstrator Prize recognises picture book creators who 'work their magic with both...

Davitt Awards 2020 winners announced

28 September 2020
Sisters in Crime Australia has announced the winners of the 2020 Davitt Awards for the best crime books by Australian women. The winning titles in each category are: Adult crime...

Police procedural ‘Flood Debris’ wins 2020 Banjo Prize

23 September 2020
HarperCollins Australia has named Dinuka McKenzie the winner of the 2020 Banjo Prize for her 'gripping, pacy police procedural' Flood Debris. McKenzie's manuscript was chosen from a shortlist of four announced...

Crispin awarded 2020 Blake Poetry Prize

22 September 2020
The Blake Poetry Prize 2020 has been awarded to Judith Nangala Crispin for the poem 'On Finding Charlotte in the Anthropological Record'. Crispin, a poet and visual artist of Bpangerang...

Page wins 2020 ACU Prize for Poetry

22 September 2020
Geoff Page has won the $10,000 ACU Prize for Poetry for his poem ‘Jericho’. Fiona Lynch received the $5000 second prize for ‘Footprints’ and Damen O’Brien received the $3000 third...

NZ Margaret Mahy Illustration Prize winner announced

18 September 2020
Hachette NZ and the Margaret Mahy estate have announced Nelson-based artist Lily Emo as the winner of the 2020 Margaret Mahy Illustration Prize for unpublished illustrators. Unpublished New Zealand artists...

NZ Book Industry Awards 2020 winners announced

17 September 2020
The 2020 New Zealand Book Industry Awards have been announced. The winners in each category are: Young NZ Publisher of the Year   Paul Stewart, Mākaro Press and the Cuba Press...

Avila wins 2020 Wilbur Smith Adventure Writing Prize

16 September 2020
In the UK, Australian writer Jacob P Avila has won the Wilbur Smith Adventure Writing Prize for Best Unpublished Manuscript for his self-published novel Cave Diver. Avila receives a world...

Arathimos wins 2020 Carmel Bird Digital Literary Award

15 September 2020
Michalia Arathimos has won the the 2020 Carmel Bird Digital Literary Award for her short story collection Apologia (originally titled ‘The Free Box’). Judge Justin Wolfers described the collection as...