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Miles Franklin Literary Award 2021 longlist announced

18 May 2021
The longlist for the 2021 Miles Franklin Literary Award, worth $60,000, has been announced. The 12 longlisted novels are: Amnesty (Aravind Adiga, Picador) The Rain Heron (Robbie Arnott, Text) At the...

Melbourne Prize announces new categories

18 May 2021
The Melbourne Prize Trust has announced two new award categories in the triennial Melbourne Prize for Literature. In addition to the $60,000 Melbourne Prize for Literature, which was won by...

‘How to Make a Bird’ wins SCBWI Crystal Kite Award

14 May 2021
Children’s picture book How to Make a Bird (Meg McKinlay, illus by Matt Ottley, Walker) has won the Australian and New Zealand division of this year’s Crystal Kite Member Choice Awards, presented...

Fogarty Literary Award shortlist announced

12 May 2021
Fremantle Press has announced the shortlist for the $20,000 Fogarty Literary Award for an unpublished manuscript. The shortlisted manuscripts are: 'The Glass House' by Brooke Dunnell 'A Horse Held at...

Avid Reader shortlisted for LBF Bookstore of the Year

11 May 2021
Brisbane bookshop Avid Reader has been shortlisted for the bookstore of the year award at the London Book Fair (LBF) International Excellence Awards. Avid Reader, which was recently named bookshop...

Briggs awarded 2021 Janet Mackenzie Medal

4 May 2021
The Institute of Professional Editors (IPEd) has announced Edwin (Ted) Briggs as the recipient of the second annual Janet Mackenzie Medal. The award, which honours the late founding member of...

‘Now That I See You’ wins 2021 Vogel

3 May 2021
Now That I See You by Canberra author Emma Batchelor is the winner of this year's $20,000 Australian/Vogel’s Literary Award, for an unpublished manuscript by an author under the age...

Day wins 2021 Nature Writing Prize

30 April 2021
Gregory Day has won the 2021 Nature Writing Prize for his work 'The Watergaw'. Dave Witty was highly commended for 'The Lone Tree of Mackay', and Michael Bradley received an...

UWAP announces 2021 Dorothy Hewett Award shortlist

28 April 2021
UWA Publishing (UWAP) has announced the shortlist for the 2021 Dorothy Hewett Award for an unpublished manuscript. The winner receives a cash prize of $10,000, as well as manuscript development...

NSW Premier’s Literary Awards 2021 winners announced

27 April 2021
Ellen van Neerven has scooped the 2021 NSW Premier’s Literary Awards with their poetry collection Throat (UQP). Van Neerven’s collection was awarded the overall $10,000 book of the year award,...

Liminal, Pantera establish $10,000 nonfiction prize

27 April 2021
Liminal magazine and Pantera Press have announced a new nonfiction writing prize for First Nations writers and writers of colour. The winner of the Liminal & Pantera Press Nonfiction Prize receives...

Zable honoured for Lifetime Achievement in Literature

19 April 2021
Arnold Zable has won the Australia Council Award for Lifetime Achievement in Literature, which ‘acknowledges the achievements of eminent literary writers over the age of 60 who have made an outstanding...

ABIA 2021 shortlists announced

12 April 2021
The shortlists for the 2021 Australian Book Industry Awards (ABIA) have been announced. The titles in each category are: General fiction book of the year The Dictionary of Lost Words...

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...