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‘Deep Time Dreaming’ wins John Mulvaney Book Award

3 December 2018
Billy Griffiths’ Deep Time Dreaming: Uncovering Ancient Australia (Black Inc.) has won the John Mulvaney Book Award, which recognises significant contributions to the publication of Australian archaeology. Deep Time Dreaming,...

Copyright Agency awards record $240,000 in fellowships

29 November 2018
The Copyright Agency’s Cultural Fund has awarded a total of $240,000 for three fellowships. Melbourne writer Jeff Sparrow was awarded the $80,000 author fellowship for his project 'Thinking Differently: Other...

Pasifika dual-language resources win NZ award

28 November 2018
In New Zealand, a series of books published by the Ministry of Education (MoE) to help Pasifika children with literacy has won the Pacific Service Excellence Award, as part of...

Serong wins inaugural Staunch Book Prize

27 November 2018
Australian author Jock Serong has won the inaugural Staunch Book Prize for his novel On the Java Ridge (Text). The UK-based prize aims to 'make space for an alternative to...

Horne Prize 2018 shortlist announced

26 November 2018
The Saturday Paper and skin care company Aesop have announced the shortlist for the $15,000 Horne Prize for narrative nonfiction. The shortlisted writers are: Melanie Cheng for 'All the Other Stories', on...

Edugyan wins Canada’s Giller Prize for ‘Washington Black’

21 November 2018
Canadian author Esi Edugyan has won Canada’s Scotiabank Giller Prize—the country’s richest literary award—for her novel Washington Black (Serpent's Tail). Set in 19th century Canada, Washington Black tells the story of an 11-year-old boy who...

Douglas-Kinghorn wins 2018 Scribe Nonfiction Prize

19 November 2018
Zowie Douglas-Kinghorn has won the 2018 Scribe Nonfiction Prize for Young Writers for her entry ‘The Invisible Sea’. Douglas-Kinghorn was selected from a shortlist of nine writers and receives a cash...

Jasanoff wins US$75,000 Cundill Prize in History

19 November 2018
US author and academic Maya Jasanoff has won Canada's 2018 Cundill Prize in History—the largest international prize for a work of history, worth US$75,000 (A$102,500)—for her book The Dawn Watch: Joseph...

‘Invisible Boys’ wins T A G Hungerford Award

16 November 2018
Perth-based YA writer Holden Sheppard has won the 2018 City of Fremantle T A G Hungerford Award for an unpublished manuscript for Invisible Boys, a YA novel about a group...

UWAP announces 2019 Dorothy Hewett Award shortlist

15 November 2018
UWA Publishing has announced the shortlist for the 2019 Dorothy Hewett Award for an unpublished manuscript. The shortlisted authors and their works are: Angela Rockel for ‘Rogue Intensities’, a memoir...

‘Bad Blood’ wins 2018 Business Book of the Year

14 November 2018
In the UK, Bad Blood: Secrets and Lies in a Silicon Valley Startup (Picador) by investigative journalist John Carreyou has won the 2018 Financial Times (FT) and McKinsey & Company Business Book of...

Deborah Cass 2018 prize shortlist announced

14 November 2018
The shortlist for Writers Victoria’s Deborah Cass Prize for emerging writers from migrant backgrounds has been announced. The shortlisted works are: ‘Bread of the dead’ by Shannon Anima (Canada) ‘The...

Voss Literary Prize 2018 shortlist announced

13 November 2018
The shortlist for the 2018 Voss Literary Prize has been announced. The shortlisted titles are: No More Boats (Felicity Castagna, Giramondo) The Last Garden (Eva Hornung, Text) The Choke (Sofie Laguna, A&U) Storyland...

KROC Awards 2018 winners announced

12 November 2018
The winners of the 2018 Kids Reading Oz Choice (KROC) Awards, the children’s choice book awards for the Northern Territory, have been announced. The winning titles are: Picture storybooks Do...

KOALAs 2018 winners announced

9 November 2018
The winners of the 2018 Kids Own Australian Literature Awards (KOALAs), the children’s choice book awards for New South Wales, have been announced. The winners and honour books in each...

Cundill History Prize 2018 finalists announced

2 November 2018
In Canada, the finalists have been announced for the Cundill History Prize, which rewards ‘the best history writing in English’. Chosen from a shortlist of eight, the finalists are: Prairie...