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‘The Rain Heron’ wins Age Book of the Year

6 September 2021
Robbie Arnott has won the 2021 Age Book of the Year for his novel The Rain Heron (Text). It's the 40th time the award has been presented following a nine-year hiatus....

Richell Prize 2021 longlist announced

6 September 2021
Hachette Australia and the Emerging Writers’ Festival (EWF) have announced the longlist for the 2021 Richell Prize for emerging writers. The longlisted writers will be judged on the first three...

Wright wins 2021 Carmel Bird Digital Literary Award

3 September 2021
David Thomas Henry Wright has won the 2021 Carmel Bird Digital Literary Award for A Condensed History of the Australian Camel. Judge Roanna Gonsalves described Wright’s entry as ‘a work...

Stella Prize rebrands, expands eligibility

2 September 2021
The Stella Prize has revealed a new identity and website in a rebranding announcement to mark 10 years of the prize. Under its new identity the organisation has announced changes...

Drewe, Krien awarded Copyright Agency fellowships

30 August 2021
Robert Drewe and Anna Krien have received writers fellowships, worth $80,000 each, from the Copyright Agency's Cultural Fund. Drewe was awarded the Author Fellowship to write his novel Nimblefoot, which...

Davitt Awards winners announced

30 August 2021
Sisters in Crime Australia has announced the winners of the 2021 Davitt Awards for the best crime books by Australian women. The winners in each category are:  Adult crime novel...

Nib Literary Award 2021 longlist announced

30 August 2021
The longlist for the $20,000 Mark and Evette Moran Nib Literary Award, known as ‘the Nib’, has been announced. The longlisted titles are: The Truth about China: Propaganda, patriotism and...

Ned Kelly Awards 2021 winners announced

26 August 2021
The Australian Crime Writers Association (ACWA) has announced the winners of the 2021 Ned Kelly Awards. Crime novels released by Text Publishing swept the fiction categories, with the winning titles...

WA Premier’s Book Awards announced

26 August 2021
The winners of the 2020 Western Australian Premier’s Book Awards have been announced. Chosen from shortlists announced in June, the winners in each category are: Premier’s Prize for an Emerging...

Malwatta wins 2021 Thomas Shapcott Poetry Prize

25 August 2021
Queensland Poetry has announced that Janaka Malwatta has won the 2021 Thomas Shapcott Poetry Prize for his manuscript blackbirds don’t mate with starlings. Malwatta receives $2000 and a publishing contract...

CBCA winners announced today

20 August 2021
The CBCA will announce the 2020 Book of the Year awards at 12pm AEDT today, 20 August. The awards celebrate their 75th anniversary in 2021. Read Australian children’s literature expert...

SLQ 2021 Young Writers Award winner announced

17 August 2021
The State Library of Queensland (SLQ) has announced that Ellen Vickerman is the winner of the 2021 Young Writers Award. Vickerman wins a $2000 cash prize for her story 'Sun...

NZ Margaret Mahy Illustration Prize shortlist announced

16 August 2021
Hachette Aotearoa NZ and the Margaret Mahy estate have announced the shortlist for the Margaret Mahy Illustration Prize. The shortlisted illustrators are: Elizabeth Knowles Tara Southgate Sarah Trolle Jessica Twohill...

Giramondo partners with RMIT to launch Speculate Prize

12 August 2021
RMIT University has announced it will partner with Giramondo Publishing to launch the Speculate Prize, a new trans-Tasman award for an unpublished speculative fiction manuscript. The biennial prize aims to...

Stanner Award 2021 finalists announced

11 August 2021
The shortlist for the 2021 Stanner Award has been announced. Presented every two years by the Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies (AIATSIS), the award is for...

Colin Roderick Award 2021 shortlist announced

5 August 2021
The shortlist for the $20,000 Colin Roderick Award, administered by the Foundation for Australian Literary Studies (FALS) at James Cook University, has been announced. The six shortlisted titles are: Consolation (Garry...

Queensland Literary Awards 2021 shortlists announced

5 August 2021
The shortlists for the 2021 Queensland Literary Awards have been announced. The shortlisted titles in each category are: Queensland Premier’s Award for a Work of State Significance ($25,000)  Car Crash...

Age Book of the Year 2021 shortlist announced

2 August 2021
The shortlist for the revived Age Book of the Year has been announced. The seven works of fiction in the running for the $10,000 prize are: The Rain Heron (Robbie...