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Prime Minister’s Literary Awards 2019 shortlists announced

13 September 2019
The shortlists for the 2019 Prime Minister’s Literary Awards have been announced. The shortlisted titles in each category are: Fiction A Stolen Season (Rodney Hall, Picador) Beautiful Revolutionary (Laura Elizabeth...

Dechian wins 2019 ABR Elizabeth Jolley Short Story Prize

12 September 2019
Victoria-based writer Sonja Dechian has won the Australian Book Review’s (ABR) 2019 Elizabeth Jolley Short Story Prize for her story ‘The Point-Blank Murder’. The judges said of the winning story: 'At...

Foulcher wins 2019 ACU poetry prize

11 September 2019
Canberra-based poet John Foulcher has won the 2019 Australian Catholic University (ACU) Prize for Poetry, worth $10,000, for his poem ‘Revising Casuarinas’. Geoff Page received $5000 as the runner-up for...

Australian Centre Literary Awards 2019 winners announced

10 September 2019
The winners of the University of Melbourne’s Australian Centre Literary Awards have been announced. Ellen van Neerven won the $15,000 Peter Blazey Fellowship, named in memory of journalist, author and...

Richell Prize 2019 longlist announced

9 September 2019
Hachette Australia and the Emerging Writers’ Festival (EWF) have announced the longlist for the 2019 Richell Prize for emerging writers. The longlisted works are: ‘Where the Lost Boys Go’ (Sarah...

‘The Teacher’s Pet’ wins 2019 Danger Prize

9 September 2019
Australian journalist Hedley Thomas’ podcast The Teacher’s Pet has won the 2019 Danger Prize, awarded for the best book, film, podcast or TV drama about Sydney and crime. Open to...

Winners of the Ned Kelly Awards 2019 announced

9 September 2019
The Australian Crime Writers Association (ACWA) has announced the winners for this year’s Ned Kelly Awards for Australian crime writing. The winning titles in each category are: Best first fiction...

Educational Publishing Awards 2019 winners announced

5 September 2019
The Australian Publishers Association (APA) has announced the winners of the 2019 Educational Publishing Awards Australia (EPAA). For the second year in a row, Promoting Literacy Development was named Primary...

Booker Prize 2019 shortlist announced

4 September 2019
The shortlist for the 2019 Booker Prize has been announced. The six books shortlisted for the £50,000 (A$88,875) prize are: The Testaments (Margaret Atwood, Chatto & Windus, September) Ducks, Newburyport (Lucy Ellmann,...

Cappielli, Mostafa win Viva La Novella VII

3 September 2019
Seizure has announced New South Wales writers Carly Cappielli and Joshua Mostafa as the joint winners of its seventh annual Viva La Novella competition. Cappielli won for her novella Listurbia,...

Sorensen named 2019 Judy Harris Writer in Residence

2 September 2019
The University of Sydney has announced that Tracy Sorensen is the recipient of this year's $100,000 Judy Harris Writer in Residence at its Charles Perkins Centre.  Sorensen will use the...

NSW Premier’s History Awards 2019 winners announced

2 September 2019
The State Library of NSW (SLNSW) has announced the winners of the 2019 NSW Premier’s History Awards. The winning works in each category are: Australian History Prize ($15,000)  The Bible...

‘The Ruin’ wins best novel at 2019 Davitt Awards

2 September 2019
Dervla McTiernan’s novel The Ruin (HarperCollins) has won the award for best adult novel at the 2019 Davitt Awards for crime books by Australian women, presented by Sisters in Crime. The...

Banjo Prize 2019 shortlist announced

28 August 2019
HarperCollins has announced the shortlist for the 2019 Banjo Prize for an unpublished work of commercial fiction. The shortlisted manuscripts are: ‘Beware of Dogs’ (Elizabeth Flann) ‘Nina and Pearl’ (Fleur...

Best wins 2019 Thomas Shapcott Prize

26 August 2019
Poet Luke Best has won the 2019 Thomas Shapcott Poetry Prize for his manuscript ‘Cadaver Dog’. Best receives $2000 and a publishing contract with University of Queensland Press (UQP), which...

Writing WA launches $10,000 literary medal

23 August 2019
Writing WA has announced a new literary medal for ‘an individual who has made a substantial contribution to the vitality and success of Western Australia’s literary culture’. Produced by the...

Chew wins 2019 Overland VU Short Story Prize

23 August 2019
Joyce Chew's short story ‘Water bodies’ has won this year's Overland Victoria University (VU) Short Story Prize. Chosen from a shortlist announced earlier this month, the winning story 'reflects on...

Ned Kelly Awards 2019 shortlists announced

19 August 2019
The Australian Crime Writers Association (ACWA) has announced the shortlists for this year’s Ned Kelly Awards for Australian crime writing. The shortlisted works in each category are: Best crime fiction...

Local writer, artist among Hugo Awards winners

19 August 2019
The winners of this year’s Hugo Awards, presented annually by the World Science Fiction Convention, have been announced. Australian Foz Meadows won in the Best Fan Writer category and Australia-based...