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Indie Book Awards 2021 shortlists announced

20 January 2021
Leading Edge Books has announced the shortlists for the 2021 Indie Book Awards. The shortlisted titles in each category are: Fiction All Our Shimmering Skies (Trent Dalton, HarperCollins) The Living Sea...

Griffith Review launches new writing competition

18 January 2021
Griffith Review has announced a new award for new and emerging writers. The Long and Short of It competition is open to submissions of fiction and nonfiction from 3500 to...

Hazel Rowley Literary Fellowship 2021 shortlist announced

15 January 2021
Writers Victoria has announced the shortlist for the 2021 Hazel Rowley Literary Fellowship, awarded annually to an Australian writer for a proposed biographical work. The shortlisted writers and their projects...

KYD partners with Desperate Literature Short Fiction Prize

15 January 2021
Kill Your Darlings has signed on as a partner journal for the Desperate Literature Short Fiction Prize. The international experimental fiction award, launched by the Madrid-based bookshop Desperate Literature in...

Overland creates new prize in honour of Reed-Gilbert

14 January 2021
Overland literary journal has created a new prize in honour of the late Wiradjuri elder, poet, writer, activist and artist Kerry Reed-Gilbert. The Kuracca Prize for Australian Literature is intended...

Magabala announces winner of inaugural fellowship

12 January 2021
Magabala Books has announced Tristan Michael Savage as the recipient of the inaugural Magabala Fellowship for a mid-career author. Savage, a Brisbane-based, Kalkadoon man who grew up in Townsville, is...

Limprecht awarded 2020 Blake-Beckett Trust Scholarship

11 January 2021
Eleanor Limprecht has been awarded the Australian Society of Authors' (ASA) 2020 Blake-Beckett Trust Scholarship, worth $20,000. The scholarship is offered annually to an Australian author to provide them with...

Scribe & Varuna Residency 2020 fellows announced

15 December 2020
The recipients of the 2020 Scribe & Varuna Residency have been announced. The writers and their projects are: Lauren Fuge for 'Voyagers' Jessica White for 'From the Miniature to the...

Prime Minister’s Literary Awards 2020 winners announced

10 December 2020
The winners of the 2020 Prime Minister’s Literary Awards have been announced. The winning titles in each category are: Fiction The Yield (Tara June Winch, Hamish Hamilton) Nonfiction (joint winners) Songspirals:...

Indie Book Awards 2021 longlists announced

9 December 2020
Leading Edge Books has announced the longlists for the 2021 Indie Book Awards. The longlisted titles in each category are: Fiction The Tolstoy Estate (Steven Conte, Fourth Estate) All Our...

Song wins inaugural Spark Prize

4 December 2020
Youjia Song has won the inaugural Spark Prize for her book proposal, ‘The Pursuit of Impossible Dreams’. Song’s proposal was chosen from over 200 entries for the biennial developmental prize...

Mukherjee wins Deborah Cass Prize 2020

4 December 2020
Anith Mukherjee has won Writers Victoria's 2020 Deborah Cass prize for his story 'I Am Full of Love'. Chosen from a shortlist of nine, Mukherjee's story was described by the...

‘Honeybee’ named Dymocks Book of the Year 2020

1 December 2020
Craig Silvey's novel Honeybee (A&U) has been named Dymocks Book of the Year for 2020. Chosen from a shortlist of six, Silvey's novel was voted for by Dymocks booksellers across the country,...

WestWords wins Western Sydney business award

30 November 2020
Western Sydney not for profit literary organisation WestWords has won the Excellence in Arts and Culture category in the 2020 Western Sydney Awards for Business Excellence. The awards acknowledge the...

Day wins Patrick White Literary Award

30 November 2020
Novelist Gregory Day has been named the winner of the $15,000 Patrick White Literary Award for 2020. The annual award was established by Patrick White using the proceeds of his...

Dovey wins 2020 Bragg Prize for Science Writing

26 November 2020
Ceridwen Dovey has won the 2020 UNSW Press Bragg Prize for Science Writing for ‘True Grit’, first published in Wired. Dovey receives $7000. Her winning article explores the unexpected problems...

Voss Literary Prize 2020 shortlist announced

19 November 2020
The shortlist for the 2020 Voss Literary Prize has been announced. The shortlisted novels are: Crossings (Alex Landragin, Picador) The Rich Man’s House (Andrew McGahan, A&U) The Palace of Angels...

Treloar wins 2020 Barbara Jefferis Award

19 November 2020
Lucy Treloar has won the 2020 Barbara Jefferis Award for her novel ​Wolfe Island ​(Picador). The $50,000 award, which is administered by the Australian Society of Authors (ASA), is presented...