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Dymocks Book of the Year 2020 shortlist announced

13 November 2020
The shortlist for the 2020 Dymocks Book of the Year has been announced. The six shortlisted books, as voted by Dymocks booksellers across the country, are: All Our Shimmering Skies...

‘Fathoms’ wins Nib Literary Award

12 November 2020
Rebecca Giggs’ Fathoms (Scribe) has won the Waverley Council’s $20,000 Mark and Evette Moran Nib Literary Award for 2020. Giggs’s work of narrative nonfiction blends natural history, science and philosophy...

Walkley Book Award 2020 shortlist announced

11 November 2020
The Walkley Book Award shortlist for 2020 has been announced. The shortlisted titles are: We Can’t Say We Didn’t Know (Sophie McNeill, ABC Books) Fallen (Lucie Morris-Marr, A&U) The Altar Boys (Suzanne Smith,...

Gay YA rom-com wins 2020 Ampersand Prize

11 November 2020
Hardie Grant Children's Publishing (HGCP) has announced that Auckland teacher and writer Helen Valley has won the 2020 Ampersand Prize for her YA novel Tim Te Maro and the Subterranean...

Riwoe wins inaugural $50k ARA Historical Novel Prize

11 November 2020
Brisbane writer Mirandi Riwoe has won the $50,000 ARA Historical Novel Prize for Stone Sky Gold Mountain (UQP). Selected from more than 185 entries and a shortlist of three announced in...

Viva La Novella announces regional focus

10 November 2020
Seizure has partnered with the Foundation for Australian Literary Studies (FALS) for its annual Viva la Novella competition, and has announced one of the winners of the 2021 competition will...

Smith wins 2020 Richell Prize for ‘Petrichor’

9 November 2020
Aisling Smith has won the 2020 Richell Prize for Emerging Writers for her fiction manuscript ‘Petrichor’. The judges said ‘Petrichor’ ‘announces an assured and evocative new Australian literary voice’. ‘Smith,...

Serong shortlisted for 2020 Staunch Book Prize

4 November 2020
Australian author Jock Serong has been shortlisted for the 2020 Staunch Book Prize, having won the inaugural award in 2018 for On the Java Ridge (Text). Serong is shortlisted for...

‘The Killing Streets’ wins 2020 Danger Prize

4 November 2020
The Killing Streets by Tanya Bretherton (Hachette) has won the 2020 Danger Prize. Bretherton, who has been shortlisted for the prize for each of her three books, thanked prize administrators...

Ngaio Marsh Award 2020 winners announced

2 November 2020
Debut novelist Becky Manawatu has won the 2020 Ngaio Marsh Award for Best Crime Novel for Auē (Makaro Press). A novel portraying domestic violence and gang life, the book is...

Inaugural $50k Historical Novel Prize shortlist announced

29 October 2020
The Historical Novel Society Australasia (HNSA) has announced the shortlist for the inaugural ARA Historical Novel Prize. The shortlisted novels are: Master of My Fate (Sienna Brown, Vintage) Shepherd (Catherine...

McClymont receives Danger Lifetime Achievement Award

29 October 2020
Walkley Award–winning investigative journalist Kate McClymont is the winner of the 2020 Danger Lifetime Achievement Award, presented by Bad: Sydney Crime Writers Festival. ‘Kate McClymont is a genuine investigative journalist....

Ibrahim wins 2020 Heyman Mentorship Award

28 October 2020
HarperCollins Australia and Kathryn Heyman of the Australian Writers Mentoring Program have announced Naima Ibrahim as the winner of the 2020 Heyman Mentorship Award. Ibrahim’s winning fiction manuscript follows 10-year-old...

Danger Prize 2020 shortlist announced

26 October 2020
The Bad: Sydney Crime Writers Festival has announced the shortlist for this year’s Danger Prize, awarded for the best book, film, podcast or TV drama about Sydney and crime. The...

‘Mophead’ takes PANZ Book Design Awards hat-trick

26 October 2020
The winners of the 2020 Publishers Association of New Zealand (PANZ) Book Design Awards have been announced. Mophead by Selina Tusitala Marsh (Auckland University Press) took a hat-trick at the...

Robotham wins Gold Dagger

26 October 2020
Michael Robotham has won the 2020 UK Crime Writers’ Association (CWA) Gold Dagger for Good Girl Bad Girl (Hachette). Good Girl Bad Girl was one of six titles shortlisted for...

Papas wins 2020 City of Fremantle Hungerford Award

26 October 2020
Perth writer Maria Papas has won the 2020 City of Fremantle Hungerford Award for an unpublished manuscript for 'I Belong to the Lake', a work of literary fiction about a family's...

McGuire wins 2020 Ray Koppe Residency

22 October 2020
Melbourne writer Tim McGuire has won the Australian Society of Authors (ASA)’s 2020 Ray Koppe Young Writers Residency for his manuscript ‘Game Farm’. McGuire's literary suspense novel is a creative...

Ampersand Prize 2020 shortlist announced

21 October 2020
Hardie Grant Children's Publishing (HGCP) has announced the shortlist for its 2020 Ampersand Prize for unpublished young adult and middle-grade fiction. The five shortlisted authors and their works are: Conan...

McLean receives inaugural $10k Albert Ullin Award

21 October 2020
Andrew McLean is the winner of the inaugural Albert Ullin Award. The $10,000 biennial award, created with a bequest from the late The Little Book Room co-founder Albert Ullin, is...

CBCA Book of the Year 2020 winners announced

16 October 2020
The winners of the 2020 Children’s Book Council of Australia (CBCA) Book of the Year Awards have been announced. The winning titles and honour books in each category are: Older...

Deacon in the running for US award

16 October 2020
Australian writer Desley Deacon is in the running for the US Theatre Library Association’s 2020 George Freedley Memorial Award. Deacon’s book Judith Anderson: Australian Star First Lady of the American...

Walkley Book Award 2020 longlist announced

15 October 2020
The Walkley Book Award longlist for 2020 has been announced. The longlisted titles are:  After the Count (Stephanie Convery, Viking) City On Fire (Antony Dapiran, Scribe) Hazelwood (Tom Doig, Viking)...