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ABIA Rising Stars 2021 shortlist announced

9 April 2021
The shortlist for the Australian Book Industry Awards (ABIA) 2021 Rising Star of the Year Award has been announced. The Rising Star Award is given to an emerging talent in...

Australian Book Design Awards 2021 shortlists announced

6 April 2021
The shortlists for the Australian Book Design Awards, presented by the Australian Book Designers Association (ABDA), have been announced. Shortlisted titles in some of the categories are: Best Designed Commercial...

Aurealis Awards 2020 finalists announced

6 April 2021
The finalists for the 2020 Aurealis Awards, presented for science fiction, fantasy and horror writing in Australia, have been announced. The finalists are: Best horror novel Soul Survivor (Daniel de...

New writing prize for Western Sydney

31 March 2021
WestWords and WestLit Libraries have announced a new writing competition for Western Sydney residents. With a prize pool of over $10,000, supported by Create NSW as part of Arts Restart,...

CBCA 2021 Book of the Year shortlists announced

30 March 2021
The Children’s Book Council of Australia (CBCA) has announced its 2021 Book of the Year shortlists. The shortlisted books in each category are: Older readers The End of the World...

National Book Critics Circle Awards winners announced

29 March 2021
In the US, the winners of the 2020 National Book Critics Circle (NBCC) Awards have been announced. The winners include: Fiction Hamnet (Maggie O’Farrell, Tinder Press) Nonfiction Island on Fire: The...

Stella Prize 2021 shortlist announced

25 March 2021
The shortlist for the 2021 Stella Prize, worth $50,000, has been announced. The six shortlisted books are: Fathoms: The world in the whale (Rebecca Giggs, Scribe) Revenge: Murder in Three Parts (S...

Overland announces Judith Wright Poetry Prize shortlist

10 March 2021
The shortlist for the 2020 Overland Judith Wright Poetry Prize for new and emerging poets has been announced. The eight shortlisted poems are: ‘Bidjigal Double Brick Dreaming’ by Brooke Scobie ‘Border...

Island launches nonfiction prize

10 March 2021
Island magazine has launched a new nonfiction prize. With support from the Copyright Agency Cultural Fund, the inaugural Island Nonfiction Prize will award the winner $3000, a subscription to Island...

joanne burns Microlit Award 2021 winners announced

5 March 2021
Writers Jane O’Sullivan and Deborah Van Heekeren have each been awarded prizes in the 2021 joanne burns Microlit Award. This year the prize invited writers to submit fiction or prose...

Stella Prize 2021 longlist announced

5 March 2021
The longlist for the 2021 Stella Prize, worth $50,000, has been announced. The longlisted titles are: Fathoms: The World in the Whale (Rebecca Giggs, Scribe) Revenge: Murder in Three Parts...

Sayer wins Hazel Rowley Fellowship 2021

4 March 2021
Writers Victoria has announced that Mandy Sayer has been awarded the $15,000 Hazel Rowley Literary Fellowship for her proposed biography of Australian silent filmmakers the McDonagh sisters. Between 1926 and...

ARRA 2020 finalists announced

25 February 2021
The finalists for the 2020 Australian Romance Readers Association's (ARRA) annual awards have been announced. The finalists in each category are: Favourite paranormal romance Alpha Night (Nalini Singh, Gollancz) Famine...

CBCA 2021 Notable Books announced

24 February 2021
The Children’s Book Council of Australia (CBCA) has announced its list of Notable Books for 2021. The books in each category are: Older readers The F Team (Rawah Arja, Giramondo)...

Australians longlisted for 2021 Walter Scott Prize

23 February 2021
Four Australian authors have been longlisted for the UK's £25,000 (A$44,440) Walter Scott Prize for Historical Fiction. Steven Conte was longlisted for The Tolstoy Estate, K M Kruimink for A...

Williams wins 2021 MUD Literary Prize

23 February 2021
The Dictionary of Lost Words by Pip Williams (Affirm Press) has won the fourth annual MUD Literary Prize. Presented annually for the best debut literary novel by an Australian writer,...

Australian Book Design Awards 2021 longlists announced

22 February 2021
The longlists for the Australian Book Design Awards, presented by the Australian Book Designers Association (ABDA), have been announced. Longlisted titles in some of the categories are: Best Designed Commercial...

ABIA 2021 longlists announced

22 February 2021
The longlists for the 2021 Australian Book Industry Awards (ABIAs) have been announced. The titles in each category are: General fiction book of the year The Bluffs (Kyle Perry, Michael...