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Paterson wins 2020 Text Prize for ‘Rainfish’

21 May 2020
Far North Queensland-based writer and doctor Andrew Paterson has won the 2020 Text Prize for his middle-grade novel Rainfish. Rainfish tells the story of Aaron, who lives with his single...

Day, Merrison awarded 2020 black&write! fellowships

20 May 2020
The 2020 black&write! fellowships for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander writers have been awarded to Eunice Day and Carl Merrison. Day, whose mother’s tribe is the Yimen Eaglehawk people from...

ALS Gold Medal 2020 shortlist announced

20 May 2020
The shortlist for the 2020 Australian Literature Society (ALS) Gold Medal has been announced. The shortlisted titles are: Element (Jordie Albiston, Puncher & Wattmann) Nganajungu Yagu (Charmaine Papertalk Green, Cordite)...

Text Prize 2020 shortlist announced

13 May 2020
The shortlist for the $10,000 Text Prize for Young Adult and Children’s Writing has been announced. The seven shortlisted manuscripts are: 'Therefore I Am' by Miranda Luby, which follows Sarah,...

Manawatu wins New Zealand Book Award for fiction

13 May 2020
The winners of the 2020 Ockham New Zealand Book Awards have been announced. Debut novelist Becky Manawatu took out the NZ$55,000 ($A51,700) Jann Medicott Acorn Prize for Fiction, New Zealand’s...

Wheeler Centre announces 2020 Hot Desk fellows

12 May 2020
The Wheeler Centre has announced the successful applicants for its 2020 Hot Desk Fellowships. The 21 Hot Desk fellows are: Mama Alto Alex Creece Monikka Eliah Lou Garcia-Dolnik Veronica Heritage-Gorrie...

Michael Gifkins Prize 2020 shortlist announced

11 May 2020
Text Publishing and the New Zealand Society of Authors Te Puni Kaituhi O Aotearoa PEN NZ Inc have announced the shortlist for the 2020 Michael Gifkins Prize for an Unpublished...

ANZ authors among IPPY award winners

8 May 2020
Books by Australian and New Zealand authors are among the winners of the 2020 Independent Publisher Book Awards (IPPY), which recognise excellence in independent publishing. The winners in the Australia/New...

Coleman to write play for Malthouse Theatre

7 May 2020
Author Claire G Coleman will work on a script for Melbourne's Malthouse Theatre, having been named one of two participants in the Theatre's 2020 Malcolm Robertson Writers Program. Coleman told...

O’Brien wins €10,000 Moth Poetry Prize

1 May 2020
Queensland poet Damen O’Brien has won the €10,000 (A$19,400) Moth Poetry Prize for ‘The Nave’. The annual prize for a single unpublished poem is sponsored by the publishers of literary...

Shortlist announced for £40k Wolfson History Prize

30 April 2020
In the UK, the shortlist for the £40,000 (A$76,200) Wolfson History Prize shortlist has been announced. The shortlisted titles are: The Boundless Sea: A Human History of the Oceans (David Abulafia,...