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Miles Franklin 2019 longlist announced

22 May 2019
The longlist for the 2019 Miles Franklin Literary Award, worth $60,000, has been announced. The longlisted titles are: The Lebs (Michael Mohammed Ahmad, Hachette) Flames (Robbie Arnott, Text) Boy Swallows...

Alharthi wins Man Booker International Prize 2019

22 May 2019
Omani writer Jokha Alharthi has won the 2019 Man Booker International Prize for her novel Celestial Bodies (trans by Marilyn Booth, Sandstone Press). Alharthi is the first winner from the Arabian...

Readings YA Prize 2019 shortlist announced

21 May 2019
The shortlist for the 2019 Readings Young Adult Prize has been announced. The shortlisted titles are: Highway Bodies (Alison Evans, Echo) What I Like About Me (Jenna Guillaume, Pan) Stone Girl (Eleni Hale,...

Remiger wins 2019 Michael Gifkins Prize

20 May 2019
Tom McLean, writing as Tom Remiger, has won the 2019 Michael Gifkins Prize for an unpublished novel for his novel Soldiers. Chosen from a shortlist of three, Soldiers (shortlisted as...

Gunaratne wins 2019 Dylan Thomas Prize

17 May 2019
In the UK, British-Sri Lankan writer Guy Gunaratne has won the 2019 International Dylan Thomas Prize for his debut novel In Our Mad and Furious City (Tinder). In Our Mad...

Young wins 2019 Text Prize for ‘Loner’

16 May 2019
Melbourne writer Georgina Young has won the 2019 Text Prize for her YA novel, Loner. Loner is a ‘humorous and heartfelt exploration of new adulthood’ set in Melbourne’s South Eastern...

Edemariam awarded 2019 Ondaatje Prize

15 May 2019
In the UK, Guardian journalist Aida Edemariam has won the Royal Society of Literature’s Ondaatje Prize for her memoir The Wife's Tale: A Personal History (Fourth Estate), which tells the...

Shortlist announced for inaugural Fogarty Literary Award

15 May 2019
Fremantle Press has announced the shortlist for the inaugural Fogarty Literary Award, an unpublished manuscript award for young writers in Western Australia, worth $20,000. The shortlisted manuscripts are: ‘Where the...

Mary Gilmore Award 2019 shortlist announced

15 May 2019
The shortlist for the 2019 Mary Gilmore Award, presented by the Association for the Study of Australian Literature (ASAL) for the best first book of poetry published in the past...

Sinclair, Castrique win Nature Writing Prize 2019

14 May 2019
Jenny Sinclair and Sue Castrique have been named joint winners of the $10,000 Nature Writing Prize 2019, awarded biennially by the Nature Conservancy. Sinclair’s essay An Orchard for my Father...

No Vogel to be awarded this year

14 May 2019
The judges for this year’s Australian/Vogel’s Literary Award have announced they will not award the prize this year, reports the Sydney Morning Herald. For the third time in the award’s...

Peter Carey Short Story Award 2019 longlist announced

13 May 2019
The longlist for the 2019 Peter Carey Short Story Award has been announced. The 14 longlisted stories are: ‘Elisabeth Kubler Ross’ (Paige Clark) ‘Mother’s Arbour’ (Jessica Andretta) ‘Beasley’s Corner’ (Jessica...

Carlomagno wins 2019 Rosie Award

10 May 2019
Julia Carlomagno has won the 2019 Rosanne Fitzgibbon Editorial Award, known as the ‘Rosie’, for her work on Adult Fantasy (Briohny Doyle, Scribe). Judges described Adult Fantasy as ‘a brilliant blend...

Text Prize 2019 shortlist announced

8 May 2019
The shortlist has been announced for the 2019 Text Prize for Young Adult and Children’s Writing. The five shortlisted manuscripts are: ‘Tellurian Blue’ by Danielle Clode, a debut fantasy novel...

REAL Awards 2019 shortlists announced

7 May 2019
The shortlists for the 2019 Reading & Enjoying Australian Literature (REAL) Awards—which act as shortlists for children’s choice book awards in New South Wales (KOALAs), Northern Territory (KROC Awards) and...

Aurealis Awards 2018 announced

6 May 2019
The winners of the 2018 Aurealis Awards for the best Australian science fiction, fantasy and horror writing published in 2018 have been announced. The winning titles were: Best science fiction...