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Aurealis Awards 2023 winners announced

21 May 2024
The winners of the 2023 Aurealis Awards, presented for science fiction, fantasy and horror writing published last year in Australia, have been announced. Among longer-form winners, chosen from shortlists announced...

Huang wins Blake Poetry Prize

20 May 2024
Coco X Huang has won the 68th Blake Poetry Prize, worth $5000, for her poem 'Three Lessons'. Huang is a Chinese-Australian writer, musician and scientist, who creates interdisciplinary works that...

Dorothy Hewett Award 2024 shortlist announced

17 May 2024
UWA Publishing has announced the shortlist for the 2024 Dorothy Hewett Award for an unpublished manuscript. The shortlisted manuscripts, chosen from over 200 entries, are: ‘The Protector of Fledglings’ by...

Miles Franklin 2024 longlist announced

16 May 2024
The longlist for the 2024 Miles Franklin Literary Award has been announced. The longlisted titles, selected from 104 books, are: Only Sound Remains (Hossein Asgari, Puncher & Wattmann) Wall (Jen...

Ockham NZ Book Awards 2024 winners announced

16 May 2024
The winners of the 2024 Ockham New Zealand Book Awards have been announced. The fiction prize went to Emily Perkins for Lioness (Bloomsbury). Convenor of fiction judges Juliet Blyth said: ‘At...

Hastings wins 2024 ASA/HQ Fiction Prize

16 May 2024
The Australian Society of Authors (ASA) and HarperCollins imprint HQ have announced that Kathleen Hastings is the winner of the 2024 ASA/HQ Fiction Prize for an unpublished manuscript. Selected from...

Wright wins 2024 James Tait Black fiction prize

Cover of Praiseworthy 16 May 2024
Praiseworthy by Alexis Wright (Giramondo) has won the fiction award in the 2024 James Tait Black Prizes. Wright’s novel was chosen from a shortlist of four fiction works for the...

Money wins 2024 UQP Quentin Bryce Award 

15 May 2024
UQP has announced that Jazz Money has won the 2024 Quentin Bryce Award for her poetry collection mark the dawn. mark the dawn is described by the publisher as asking...

black&write! 2024 fellowship recipients announced 

15 May 2024
The State Library of Queensland (SLQ) has announced that the recipients of the 2024 black&write! fellowships are poets Meleika Gesa-Fatafehi and Lulu Houdini. Gesa-Fatafehi is a Torres Strait Islander and...

Palmer wins 2024 Ernest Scott Prize

15 May 2024
Unmaking Angas Downs: Myth and history on a Central Australian pastoral station (Shannyn Palmer, MUP) has won the 2024 Ernest Scott Prize for History. Award judges Grace Karskens and Frank...

ALS Gold Medal 2024 longlist announced

15 May 2024
The longlist for the 2024 Australian Literature Society (ALS) Gold Medal has been announced. Longlisted works include: Frank (Jordie Albiston, NLA Publishing) The Prize (Kim E Anderson, Pantera) Like to...

Slaughter wins 2024 Calibre Essay Prize

7 May 2024
Aotearoa New Zealand writer Tracey Slaughter has won the 2024 Australian Book Review (ABR) Calibre Essay Prize. Slaughter’s essay, ‘why your hair is long & your stories short’, was chosen...

NSW Premier’s Literary Awards 2024 shortlists announced

6 May 2024
The shortlists for the 2024 New South Wales Premier’s Literary Awards have been announced. Shortlisted titles in each category are: Christina Stead Prize for Fiction ($40,000) The Sun Walks Down (Fiona McFarlane,...

WA Premier’s Book Awards shortlists announced

6 May 2024
The shortlists for the 2024 Western Australian Premier’s Book Awards have been announced. The shortlisted authors and books in each category are: Western Australian Writer’s Fellowship ($60,000) Lucy Dougan Alan Fyfe...

ASA/HQ Commercial Fiction Prize 2024 shortlist announced

2 May 2024
The Australian Society of Authors (ASA) and HarperCollins publishing division HQ have announced the shortlist for the 2024 ASA/HQ Commercial Fiction Prize for an unpublished manuscript. The shortlisted works, chosen...

Wheeler Centre 2024 Hot Desk Fellows announced

29 April 2024
The Wheeler Centre has announced the 22 emerging writers who will receive Hot Desk Fellowships in 2024. This is the 12th year of the fellowship program, which the Wheeler Centre...

Hammer, Morton on Daggers longlist

23 April 2024
In the UK, the Crime Writers’ Association (CWA) has announced the longlists for its Dagger Awards. Chris Hammer’s Dead Man’s Creek (published locally as The Tilt, A&U) and Kate Morton’s...

Age Book of the Year 2024 shortlists announced

23 April 2024
The shortlists for the 2024 Age Book of the Year Award have been announced. The shortlisted works in each category are: Fiction Women & Children (Tony Birch, UQP) Anniversary (Stephanie...

Ferris receives inaugural Meanjin InPlace residency

22 April 2024
Literary journal Meanjin has announced Ella Ferris as the inaugural recipient of the Meanjin InPlace residency. Ferris is a Taribelang writer, actor, theatre maker and poet, who now lives on...

Michael Gifkins Prize 2024 longlist announced

22 April 2024
Text Publishing and the New Zealand Society of Authors Te Puni Kaituhi O Aotearoa (PEN NZ Inc) have announced the longlist for the 2024 Michael Gifkins Prize for an unpublished...

BookPeople 2024 Book of the Year shortlists announced

17 April 2024
BookPeople has announced the shortlists for its Book of the Year awards. The shortlists for each category are: Adult fiction Lola in the Mirror (Trent Dalton, Fourth Estate) Green Dot (Madeleine Gray,...

black&write! Writing Fellowships shortlist announced 

16 April 2024
The State Library of Queensland (SLQ) has announced the shortlist for this year’s black&write! Writing Fellowships. The six shortlisted writers are: Skye Cusack, for the young adult novel ‘The Dangers...