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Inky Awards 2019 shortlists announced

19 July 2019
The shortlists for the 2019 Inky Awards have been announced. The awards are presented by State Library Victoria (SLV) for local and international fiction, poetry, anthologies and graphic novels written...

Educational Publishing Awards 2019 shortlists announced

17 July 2019
The Australian Publishers Association (APA) has announced the shortlists for the 2019 Educational Publishing Awards Australia (EPAA). This year's awards feature a new category for scholarly nonfiction book of the...

Davitt Awards 2019 shortlists announced

16 July 2019
Sisters in Crime has announced the shortlists for the 2019 Davitt Awards for the best crime books by Australian women. The shortlisted works in each category are: Adult novel This...

Ruby romance award 2019 finalists announced

12 July 2019
The finalists for the Romance Writers of Australia (RWA) Romantic Book of the Year Award, known as ‘the Ruby’, have been announced. The finalists in each category are: Contemporary romance...

Write-ability fellowships 2019 recipients announced

11 July 2019
Writers Victoria has announced the recipients of its 2019 Write-ability fellowships. The following five emerging writers with disability were awarded the fellowships: Alex Creece for 'Neurodifficult', a collection of experimental...

ABDA launches student prizes

4 July 2019
The Australian Book Design Association (ABDA) has announced it will award student prizes at the 2020 ABDA Awards. The inaugural student prizes will be judged in two categories: best cover...

Miles Franklin Literary Award 2019 shortlist announced

3 July 2019
The shortlist for the 2019 Miles Franklin Literary Award, worth $60,000, has been announced. The shortlisted titles are: The Lebs (Michael Mohammed Ahmad, Hachette) A Sand Archive (Gregory Day, Picador) A Stolen...

Brown wins 2019 ALS Gold Medal

3 July 2019
Pam Brown has won the 2019 Australian Literature Society (ALS) Gold Medal for her poetry collection click here for what we do (Vagabond). Brown’s collection was chosen from a shortlist...

KYD Unpublished Manuscript Award longlist announced

1 July 2019
The longlist for the 2019 Kill Your Darlings (KYD) Unpublished Manuscript Award has been announced. The longlisted authors and their works are: Pamela Baker for ‘Dark Glass’ (fiction) Shelley Burr...

ABR announces Behrouz Boochani Fellowship

26 June 2019
The Australian Book Review (ABR) has announced its inaugural $10,000 Behrouz Boochani Fellowship, presented in association with the Peter McMullin Centre on Statelessness at the University of Melbourne. The fellowship...

Keefe, Burns win 2019 Orwell Prize

26 June 2019
In the UK, two authors writing about the conflict in Northern Ireland have been awarded £3000 each (A$5470) as part of the Orwell Prize, reports the Guardian. Patrick Radden Keefe,...

NT History Book Award 2019 shortlist announced

20 June 2019
The shortlist for the 2019 Chief Minister’s Northern Territory History Book Award has been announced. The three shortlisted titles are: Found in Translation: Many meanings on a North Australian Mission...

Acevedo, Morris win 2019 Carnegie, Greenaway medals

19 June 2019
The UK Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals (CILIP) has announced the winners of the 2019 Carnegie and Kate Greenaway medals. Dominican-American writer and slam poet Elizabeth Acevedo won...

Cothren wins 2019 Peter Carey Short Story Prize

18 June 2019
Alex Cothren has won the 2019 Peter Carey Short Story Award for his story ‘Let’s Talk Trojan Bee’. Judge Nic Low described Cothren’s story as ‘a polyphonic piece built entirely...

PANZ Book Design Awards 2019 shortlists announced

12 June 2019
The shortlists for the 2019 Publishers Association of New Zealand (PANZ) Book Design Awards have been announced. The shortlisted titles in each category are: Best illustrated book As You Will:...