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Queensland Literary Awards 2019 winners announced

13 November 2019
The winners of the 2019 Queensland Literary Awards (QLAs) have been announced. The winning titles in each category are: Queensland Premier’s Award for a work of state significance ($25,000) Too...

Fyfe wins 2019 Bragg UNSW Press Prize for Science Writing

8 November 2019
Melissa Fyfe's article ‘Getting cliterate’ (Good Weekend) has won this year’s Bragg UNSW Press Prize for Science Writing. Fyfe receives $7000. Her winning article describes the work of urologist Helen...

Walkley Book Award 2019 shortlist announced

7 November 2019
The Walkley Book Award 2019 shortlist has been announced. The shortlisted titles are: Rusted Off: Why country Australia is fed up (Gabrielle Chan, Vintage) See What You Made Me Do (Jess Hill, Black...

Chowdhury named Beatrice Davis Editorial Fellow

30 October 2019
The Australian Publishers Association (APA) has announced Penguin Random House audio producer Radhiah Chowdhury as the recipient of the 2019–2020 Beatrice Davis Editorial Fellowship. The fellowship will allow Chowdhury to...

Winners of 2019 YABBAs announced

30 October 2019
The winners of the 2019 Young Australians Best Book Awards (YABBAs), Victoria’s children’s choice awards, have been announced. The winning titles are: Picture storybooks Seriously Do Not Open This Book (Andy...

Hammer wins UK Dagger award for ‘Scrublands’

25 October 2019
Australian writer Chris Hammer has won the John Creasey Award for the best crime novel by a first-time author at the UK Crime Writers’ Association (CWA) 2019 Dagger awards. Hammer's...

Winners announced for PM’s Literary Awards 2019

23 October 2019
The winners of the 2019 Prime Minister’s Literary Awards have been announced. The winning titles in each category are: Fiction The Death of Noah Glass (Gail Jones, Text) Nonfiction Half...

Chadwick, McMillan win 2019 Polari Prizes

23 October 2019
In the UK, writers Angela Chadwick and Andrew McMillan have won the 2019 Polari Prizes for work that explores the LGBT experience, reports the Bookseller. Now in its ninth year,...

Deborah Cass Prize 2019 shortlist announced

23 October 2019
The shortlist for Writers Victoria’s Deborah Cass Prize for emerging writers from migrant backgrounds has been announced. The shortlisted authors and their works are: Deniz Agraz for ‘Rosewater’ Michelle Almiron...

Twelve Australians nominated for 2020 Astrid Lindgren Award

22 October 2019
Twelve Australian authors, illustrators and organisations have been announced as candidates for the 2020 Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award, the world's richest prize for children's literature. The Australian candidates are: Randa...

‘Message in a Sock’ wins children’s book award

21 October 2019
Picture book Message in a Sock (Kaye Baillie, illus by Narelda Joy, MidnightSun) has won a Northern Lights Book Award for children’s books that ‘excel in aesthetic and literary qualities...

US$75k Cundill History Prize 2019 finalists announced

18 October 2019
The three finalists for the Cundill History Prize have been announced. Chosen from a shortlist of eight, the finalists are: Reckonings: Legacies of Nazi persecution and the quest for justice (Mary...

Walkley Book Award 2019 longlist announced

18 October 2019
The Walkley Book Award longlist for 2019 has been announced. The longlisted titles are: Rusted Off: Why country Australia is fed up (Gabrielle Chan, Vintage) Banking Bad (Adele Ferguson, ABC Books) The Hunt...