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Scribe & Varuna announce 2022 fellows

9 August 2022
The recipients of the 2022 Scribe & Varuna Fellowships have been announced. The fellows and their projects are: Sam Elkin for ‘Shapeshifting’ Jacqueline Wright for ‘Beauty and Menace’ Nevo Zisin...

Qld Literary Awards 2022 shortlists

4 August 2022
The shortlists for the 2022 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) Wounded Country...

Nib Literary Award 2022 longlist announced

1 August 2022
The longlist for the 2022 Mark and Evette Moran Nib Literary Award, worth $20,000, has been announced. The longlisted titles are: Currowan (Bronwyn Adcock, Black Inc.) Telling Tennant’s Story (Dean...

Age Book of the Year 2022 shortlists announced

1 August 2022
The shortlists for the 2022 Age Book of the Year Award, which this year includes a prize for nonfiction, have been announced. The shortlisted works in each category are: Fiction...

Elizabeth Jolley Short Story Prize shortlist announced

29 July 2022
The Australian Book Review (ABR) has announced the shortlist for the 2022 Elizabeth Jolley Short Story Prize. The shortlisted stories and their authors are: 'Dog Park' by Nina Cullen 'Natural Wonder' by...

Davitt Awards 2022 shortlists announced

26 July 2022
Sisters in Crime Australia has announced the shortlists for the 2022 Davitt Awards for best crime books by Australian women. The shortlisted titles in each category are: Adult crime novel...

Kennedy wins 2022 Furphy Literary Award

25 July 2022
The winners of the 2022 Furphy Literary Award have been announced. Cate Kennedy won first place in the open category for her short story ‘Art and Life’, receiving $15,000 and...

Furphy Literary Award 2022 shortlist announced

21 July 2022
The shortlist for the 2022 Furphy Literary Award has been announced. The winner of the short story competition receives $15,000, making the award one of the richest prizes for a...

PANZ Book Design Awards 2022 finalists announced

19 July 2022
The finalists for the 2022 Publishers Association of New Zealand (PANZ) Book Design Awards have been announced. Finalists were announced in 10 categories including: Best illustrated book Bill Hammond: Across...

Batt awarded Reading Australia fellowship

18 July 2022
The Copyright Agency has named Jantiena Batt, a deputy principal working within the ACT Education Directorate, as the 2022 Reading Australia Fellow for Teachers of English Literacy. Batt receives a...

Sidnam wins 2022 Michael Gifkins Prize

15 July 2022
Wellington-based poet and student Emma Sidnam has been awarded the 2022 Michael Gifkins Prize for an unpublished manuscript by an Aotearoa New Zealand writer. Chosen from a shortlist of four,...

National Biography Award 2022 shortlist announced

14 July 2022
The State Library of New South Wales (SLNSW) has announced the shortlist for the $25,000 National Biography Award. The shortlisted books are: Car Crash: A memoir (Lech Blaine, Black Inc.) Home...

KYD announces new creative nonfiction prize

12 July 2022
Kill Your Darlings (KYD) has announced a new creative nonfiction prize. Open exclusively to KYD subscribers, the KYD Creative Nonfiction Essay Prize will be judged by essayist Fiona Wright in...

Writers Vic announces 2022 Writeability fellows

11 July 2022
Writers Victoria has announced the 2022 Writeability fellows. The following five writers with disability were awarded Writeability fellowships: Dorian Sutton for 'The Passenger', a young adult, queer coming-of-age story about...

Royal Societies of ANZ partner on $10,000 writing award

6 July 2022
The Royal Societies of Australia and New Zealand Te Apārangi have announced a new partnership with the Creative Force Foundation, co-founded by author and environmentalist Bruce Piasecki. Under the partnership,...

Jackson’s ‘Human Looking’ wins ALS Gold Medal

5 July 2022
The Australian Literature Society (ALS) Gold Medal has been awarded to Andy Jackson for his book of poetry Human Looking (Giramondo). The judges praised Human Looking, chosen from a shortlist of six, as...

Ned Kelly Awards 2022 shortlists announced

4 July 2022
The Australian Crime Writers Association (ACWA) has announced the shortlist for the 2022 Ned Kelly Awards. The shortlisted titles in each category are: Best debut crime fiction Sweet Jimmy (Bryan...

Inaugural Deep Creek residency recipient announced

4 July 2022
Matilda Bookshop in the Adelaide Hills, in partnership with Writers SA and Ultimo Press, has announced Corrie Hosking as the winner of the inaugural Deep Creek Residency Fellowship for a...

Miles Franklin 2022 shortlist announced

24 June 2022
The shortlist for the 2022 Miles Franklin Literary Award, worth $60,000, has been announced. The five shortlisted novels are: The Other Half of You (Michael Mohammed Ahmad, Hachette) Scary Monsters (Michelle de...

Chief Minister’s NT Book Awards announced

23 June 2022
The winners of the 2022 Chief Minister’s NT Book Awards have been announced. The winners, who each receive $10,000, are: Fiction Return to Dust (Dani Powell, UWAP) Nonfiction Peace Crimes: Pine Gap,...

Nuzhat wins 2022 Rachel Funari Prize for Fiction

21 June 2022
Zarin Nuzhat is the winner of the 2022 Rachel Funari Prize for Fiction for her story ‘Sanjida Learns to Drive’. Judges Julie Koh, Melissa Manning and Sonia Orchard said the...

WA Premier’s Book Awards announced

20 June 2022
The winners of the 2021 Western Australian Premier’s Book Awards have been announced. Chosen from shortlists announced in May, the winners in each category are: Premier’s Prize for an Emerging...

Varuna announces 2022 Writer’s Space fellows

15 June 2022
Varuna, the National Writers’ House has announced the recipients of the 2022 Writer’s Space fellowships for writers with disability or who are D/deaf. The fellowship program is open to writers...