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ABIA 2020 shortlists announced

28 April 2020
The shortlists for the 2020 Australian Book Industry Awards (ABIAs) have been announced. The titles in each category are: General fiction book of the year Bruny (Heather Rose, A&U) Cilka’s Journey (Heather...

Ernest Scott Prize 2020 shortlist announced

27 April 2020
The shortlist for the 2020 Ernest Scott Prize for History has been announced. The shortlisted titles are:  Bedlam at Botany Bay (James Dunk, NewSouth) The Seventies: The personal, the political...

Women’s Prize for Fiction shortlist announced

22 April 2020
The 2020 shortlist for the £30,000 (A$58,600) Women's Prize for Fiction has been announced. The shortlisted novels are: Girl, Woman, Other (Bernardine Evaristo, Hamish Hamilton) The Mirror & The Light...

Five ANZ publishers nominated for Bologna Prize

20 April 2020
Australian publishers Affirm Press, Hardie Grant Egmont and Windy Hollow Books, and New Zealand's Huia Publishers and Oratia Media, have been shortlisted for the 2020 Bologna Prize for Best Children’s...

Dylan Thomas Prize 2020 shortlist announced

8 April 2020
The shortlist for the £30,000 (A$60,000) International Dylan Thomas Prize has been announced. The shortlisted titles are: Surge (Jay Bernard, Chatto & Windus) Flèche (Mary Jean Chan, Faber) Inland (Téa...

ABDA Awards shortlists announced

7 April 2020
The Australian Book Designers Association (ABDA) has announced the shortlists for the 2020 Australian Book Design Awards. Chosen from longlists announced in February, the shortlisted titles in each category are:...

Kristoff longlisted for Glass Bell Award

7 April 2020
Jay Kristoff’s Darkdawn (Harper Voyager) has been longlisted for the UK’s Glass Bell Award. Presented by London bookstore Goldsboro Books, the prize celebrates the best storytelling across all genres of...

CBCA Awards 2020 shortlists announced

31 March 2020
The shortlists for this year’s Children’s Book Council of Australia (CBCA) Book of the Year Awards have been announced. The shortlisted titles are: Older readers The Boy Who Steals Houses...

Bothroyd wins ASA/HQ Commercial Fiction Prize

30 March 2020
Sally Bothroyd has won the inaugural ASA/HQ Commercial Fiction Prize for her manuscript ‘Brunswick Street Blues’. Bothroyd, who is a director of the Northern Territory Writers Centre and former journalist,...

Aurealis Awards 2019 finalists announced

27 March 2020
The finalists for the 2019 Aurealis Awards, presented for science fiction, fantasy and horror writing in Australia, have been announced. The finalists are:  Best science fiction novel The Subjects (Sarah...

Van Neerven wins inaugural UQP Quentin Bryce Award

27 March 2020
Ellen van Neerven has been named the winner of The University of Queensland Press' (UQP) inaugural Quentin Bryce Award, for their poetry collection Throat. The Quentin Bryce Award recognises a...

Tan shortlisted for 2020 Kate Greenaway Medal

19 March 2020
Shaun Tan has been shortlisted for the 2020 Kate Greenaway Medal for distinguished illustration in a book for children and young people for his book Tales from the Inner City...

Richardson wins Hazel Rowley Fellowship 2020

19 March 2020
Writers Victoria has announced that Lance Richardson has been awarded the $15,000 Hazel Rowley Literary Fellowship for his proposed biography of writer, naturalist and Zen Buddhist, Peter Matthiessen. ‘Lance’s subject...

Morrissey awarded Boundless Indigenous Writer’s Mentorship

18 March 2020
John Morrissey, a Melbourne writer of Kalkadoon descent, has been awarded the 2020 Boundless Indigenous Writer’s Mentorship. Morrissey’s winning submission, ‘The Dig’, is described as ‘a riotous, page-turning short story...

SRB announces recipients of Emerging Critics fellowships

17 March 2020
The Sydney Review of Books has announced the recipients of this year’s Copyright Agency–SRB Emerging Critics fellowships. The recipients are: Bryan Andy (NSW) Cher Tan (VIC) Keyvan Allahyari (VIC) Prithvi Varatharajan...

Penguin Literary Prize shortlist 2020 announced

17 March 2020
Penguin Random House (PRH) has announced the shortlist for the 2020 Penguin Literary Prize, worth $20,000. The prize, now in its third year, aims to find and develop new Australian...

National Book Critics Circle Awards winners announced

16 March 2020
In the US, the winners of the 2019 National Book Critics Circle (NBCC) Awards have been announced. The winners include: Fiction Everything Inside: Stories (Edwidge Danticat, Knopf) Nonfiction Say Nothing:...