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‘ABR’ announces Behrouz Boochani Fellowship

26 June 2019
The Australian Book Review (ABR) has announced its inaugural $10,000 Behrouz Boochani Fellowship, presented in association with the Peter McMullin Centre on Statelessness at the University of Melbourne. The fellowship...

Keefe, Burns win 2019 Orwell Prize

26 June 2019
In the UK, two authors writing about the conflict in Northern Ireland have been awarded £3000 each (A$5470) as part of the Orwell Prize, reports the Guardian. Patrick Radden Keefe,...

NT History Book Award 2019 shortlist announced

20 June 2019
The shortlist for the 2019 Chief Minister’s Northern Territory History Book Award has been announced. The three shortlisted titles are: Found in Translation: Many meanings on a North Australian Mission...

Acevedo, Morris win 2019 Carnegie, Greenaway medals

19 June 2019
The UK Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals (CILIP) has announced the winners of the 2019 Carnegie and Kate Greenaway medals. Dominican-American writer and slam poet Elizabeth Acevedo won...

Cothren wins 2019 Peter Carey Short Story Prize

18 June 2019
Alex Cothren has won the 2019 Peter Carey Short Story Award for his story ‘Let’s Talk Trojan Bee’. Judge Nic Low described Cothren’s story as ‘a polyphonic piece built entirely...

PANZ Book Design Awards 2019 shortlists announced

12 June 2019
The shortlists for the 2019 Publishers Association of New Zealand (PANZ) Book Design Awards have been announced. The shortlisted titles in each category are: Best illustrated book As You Will:...

Ngaio Marsh Award 2019 longlist announced

11 June 2019
The longlist for this year’s Ngaio Marsh Award for New Zealand crime fiction has been announced, featuring a work begun by Ngaio Marsh herself during the Second World War. Marsh's...

Parrish wins Lambda award for graphic novel

6 June 2019
Canada-based Australian comics artist Tommi Parrish has won the 2019 Lambda Literary Award for a graphic novel for their book The Lie and How We Told It (Fantagraphics). The Lie and...

Chloe Wilson wins ‘Iowa Review’ Award for fiction

6 June 2019
Melbourne writer Chloe Wilson has won the Iowa Review Award for fiction for her story ‘Tongue-Tied’. Wilson receives US$1500 (A$2150) and publication in the December issue of the Iowa Review....

Karskens wins ‘ABR’ 2019 Calibre Prize

5 June 2019
Historian Grace Karskens has won the Australian Book Review’s (ABR) 2019 Calibre Prize for her essay ‘Nah Doongh’s Song’. Karskens' essay examines the ‘unusually long life of one of the...

Sissay wins 2019 PEN Pinter Prize

4 June 2019
In the UK, poet and playwright Lemn Sissay has been awarded the 2019 PEN Pinter Prize. Prize judge Maureen Freely said: ‘In his every work, Lemn Sissay returns to the underworld...

Davitt Awards 2019 longlists announced

29 May 2019
Sisters in Crime Australia has announced the longlists for the 2019 Davitt Awards for the best crime books by Australian women. A total of 127 titles have been longlisted, including...