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Lawrence wins 2022 Peter Porter Poetry Prize

21 January 2022
The Australian Book Review (ABR) has announced Anthony Lawrence as the winner of the 2022 Peter Porter Poetry Prize for his poem ‘In the Shadows of Our Heads'. Lawrence receives...

Indie Book Awards 2022 shortlists announced

19 January 2022
Leading Edge Books has announced the shortlists for the 2022 Indie Book Awards. Chosen from longlists announced in December 2021, the shortlisted titles in each category are: Fiction Treasure and...

Magabala announces recipients of 2021 scholarships

18 January 2022
Magabala Books has announced the six recipients of its 2021 Creative Development Scholarships. The scholarships provide recipients with the support to complete creative development projects throughout 2022. The six recipients...

PMLA 2021 winners announced

15 December 2021
The winners of the 2021 Prime Minister's Literary Awards (PMLA) have been announced. Selected from shortlists announced in October, the winning titles in each category are: Fiction The Labyrinth (Amanda Lohrey,...

Lohrey wins 2021 Voss Literary Prize

15 December 2021
Amanda Lohrey has won the 2021 Voss Literary Prize for her novel The Labyrinth (Text). Lohrey, whose book was chosen from a shortlist of five, receives $5000. This year’s judges...

Indie Book Awards 2022 longlists announced

7 December 2021
Leading Edge Books has announced the longlists for the 2022 Indie Book Awards. The longlisted titles in each category are: Fiction After Story (Larissa Behrendt, UQP) The Good Wife of...

Aitken wins 2021 Patrick White Award

7 December 2021
Poet Adam Aitken is the winner of this year’s $15,000 Patrick White Award. Aitken is the author of several books of poetry including Archipelago (Vagabond Press), shortlisted in 2018 for...

Stout wins MidnightSun cover design competition 

2 December 2021
Abby Stout has been named the winner of MidnightSun’s 2021 book cover design competition. The competition, which ran during October, encouraged Australian designers to submit cover design concepts for two...

Hammer, Jubelin joint 2021 Danger Prize winners

1 December 2021
Trust (Chris Hammer, A&U) and I Catch Killers (Gary Jubelin with Dan Box, HarperCollins) have jointly won the 2021 Danger Prize. Administered by the BAD: Sydney Crime Writers Festival, the...

Young wins first prize in Scarlet Stiletto Awards 2021

30 November 2021
Sisters in Crime Australia has announced the winners of the 2021 Scarlet Stiletto Awards. Canberra-based, first-time crime writer Hayley Young won first prize and receives $1500 for her outback police...

SPN Book of the Year 2021 winners announced

29 November 2021
The Small Press Network (SPN) has announced the joint winners of the 2021 SPN Network Book of the Year Award (BOTY). The winning books, both essay collections, are: Echoes (Shu-Ling...

Walkley Book Award 2021 longlist announced

26 November 2021
The Walkley Book Award longlist for 2021 has been announced. The longlisted titles are: Toxic: The rotting underbelly of the Tasmanian salmon industry (Richard Flanagan, Penguin) Red Zone: China’s challenge...

‘Amnesia Road’ wins 2021 Nib Literary Award

25 November 2021
Luke Stegemann's book Amnesia Road: Landscape, violence and memory (NewSouth) has won Waverley Council’s $20,000 Mark and Evette Moran Nib Literary Award. Amnesia Road is a literary examination of historic violence...

Ober wins 2021 French HiP prize

23 November 2021
Jules Ober has won the 2021 Histoires Photographiques (HiP) prize for best photography book in the youth category with the French version of Jacqueline: A soldier’s daughter (Le Seuil Jeunesse)....

PANZ Book Design Awards 2021 winners announced

19 November 2021
The winners of the 2021 Publishers Association of New Zealand (PANZ) Book Design Awards have been announced. The winners in each category were: Gerard Reid Award for Best Book  Nature...

Stewart wins Helen Anne Bell Poetry Bequest Award

16 November 2021
Emily Stewart has won the 2021 Helen Anne Bell Poetry Bequest Award for her manuscript ‘Running Time’. Selected from a shortlist of seven announced earlier this month, the Sydney poet...

Voss Literary Prize 2021 shortlist announced

16 November 2021
The shortlist for the 2021 Voss Literary Prize has been announced. The shortlisted works, chosen from a longlist of 10, are: The Rain Heron (Robbie Arnott, Text) Our Shadows (Gail...

Abul wins Liminal & Pantera Press Nonfiction Prize

16 November 2021
Hassan Abul is the winner of the inaugural $10,000 Liminal & Pantera Press Nonfiction Prize. Abul's winning essay 'Third Cowboy From the Sun' was chosen by judges Brian Castro, Maddee...

Pascoe awarded 2021 ASA Medal

12 November 2021
The Australian Society of Authors (ASA) has announced Bruce Pascoe is the recipient of the 2021 ASA Medal. Author of the bestselling Dark Emu (Magabala), Pascoe has written over 30...

Amerena wins 2021 Speculate Prize

11 November 2021
Dominic Amerena has won the inaugural Speculate Prize for his speculative fiction manuscript ‘In Real Life’. ‘Part literary detective story, part gig economy fable, Domenic Amerena’s “In Real Life” is...

‘Lucky’s’ wins 2021 Readings Prize

8 November 2021
The winner of the 2021 Readings Prize for New Australian Fiction is Lucky’s by Andrew Pippos (Picador). Elizabeth Tan, who won the 2020 prize for her short story collection Smart...