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Winners announced for PM’s Literary Awards 2019

23 October 2019
The winners of the 2019 Prime Minister’s Literary Awards have been announced. The wining titles in each category are: Fiction The Death of Noah Glass (Gail Jones, Text) Nonfiction Half...

Chadwick, McMillan win 2019 Polari Prizes

23 October 2019
In the UK, writers Angela Chadwick and Andrew McMillan have won the 2019 Polari Prizes for work that explores the LGBT experience, reports the Bookseller. Now in its ninth year,...

Deborah Cass Prize 2019 shortlist announced

23 October 2019
The shortlist for Writers Victoria’s Deborah Cass Prize for emerging writers from migrant backgrounds has been announced. The shortlisted authors and their works are: Deniz Agraz for ‘Rosewater’ Michelle Almiron...

Twelve Australians nominated for 2020 Astrid Lindgren Award

22 October 2019
Twelve Australian authors, illustrators and organisations have been announced as candidates for the 2020 Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award, the world's richest prize for children's literature. The Australian candidates are: Randa...

‘Message in a Sock’ wins children’s book award

21 October 2019
Picture book Message in a Sock (Kaye Baillie, illus by Narelda Joy, MidnightSun) has won a Northern Lights Book Award for children’s books that ‘excel in aesthetic and literary qualities...

US$75k Cundill History Prize 2019 finalists announced

18 October 2019
The three finalists for the Cundill History Prize have been announced. Chosen from a shortlist of eight, the finalists are: Reckonings: Legacies of Nazi persecution and the quest for justice (Mary...

Walkley Book Award 2019 longlist announced

18 October 2019
The Walkley Book Award longlist for 2019 has been announced. The longlisted titles are: Rusted Off: Why country Australia is fed up (Gabrielle Chan, Vintage) Banking Bad (Adele Ferguson, ABC Books) The Hunt...

‘Supper Club’ wins 2019 Not the Booker

17 October 2019
English writer Lara Williams has won the Guardian’s 2019 Not the Booker Prize for her debut novel Supper Club (Hamish Hamilton). For the second year running, the judges overruled the public...

Lawyer Stewart Levitt launches $20,000 poetry prize 

16 October 2019
Human rights lawyer Stewart Levitt has launched the biennial $20,000 Levitt Indigenous Poetry Prize for poems that ‘reflect Indigenous social, personal and political issues’. Entrants need not be Indigenous or...

Scrivenor wins 2019 Ray Koppe Residency

16 October 2019
Hayley Scrivenor has won the Australian Society of Authors (ASA)’s 2019 Ray Koppe Young Writers’ Residency for her manuscript ‘The Push Back’. Scrivenor’s manuscript tells the story of a young...

Atwood, Evaristo tie for Booker Prize 2019

15 October 2019
The 2019 Booker Prize has been jointly awarded to Bernadine Evaristo for Girl, Woman, Other (Hamish Hamilton) and Margaret Atwood for The Testaments (Chatto & Windus). It is the third...

Tokarczuk, Handke awarded Nobel Prizes in Literature

11 October 2019
Polish writer Olga Tokarczuk and Austrian writer Peter Handke have been awarded Nobel Prizes in Literature, after the Swedish Academy postponed the 2018 prize following sexual assault allegations. Tokarczuk received...

Voss Literary Prize 2019 longlist announced

9 October 2019
The longlist for the 2019 Voss Literary Prize has been announced. The longlisted titles are: Flames (Robbie Arnott, Text) Book of Colours (Robyn Cadwallader, Fourth Estate) The Making of Martin...

National Book Award 2019 shortlists announced

9 October 2019
In the US, the shortlists for the 2019 National Book Award have been announced. The shortlisted titles are: Fiction Trust Exercise (Susan Choi, Serpent’s Tail) Sabrina & Corina: Stories (Kali Fajardo-Anstine, One...

Richell Prize 2019 shortlist announced

7 October 2019
Hachette Australia has announced the shortlist for the 2019 Richell Prize for emerging writers. The shortlisted writers and their works are: 'The Earth Starts Talking' (Ayla Black) 'The Blind Pussy...

Goldsmiths Prize 2019 shortlist announced

3 October 2019
In the UK, the shortlist for the £10,000 (A$18,300) Goldsmiths Prize, which rewards fiction that ‘breaks the mould or extends the possibilities of the novel form’, has been announced. The...

No David Unaipon Award to be presented this year

2 October 2019
Judges for this year’s Queensland Literary Awards won’t choose a shortlist or winner for this year’s David Unaipon Award, presented to an outstanding manuscript by an unpublished Aboriginal or Torres...

Queensland Literary Awards 2019 shortlists announced

1 October 2019
The shortlists for the 2019 Queensland Literary Awards (QLAs) have been announced. The shortlisted titles in each category are: Queensland Premier’s Award for a work of state significance ($25,000) The...

Giller Prize 2019 shortlist announced

1 October 2019
In Canada, the shortlist for the C$100,000 (A$112,000) 2019 Giller Prize for the best Canadian fiction published in English has been announced. The shortlisted novels are: Immigrant City (David Bezmozgis,...