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ALS Gold Medal 2021 shortlist announced

18 June 2021
The shortlist for the 2021 Australian Literature Society (ALS) Gold Medal has been announced. The shortlisted titles are: The Rain Heron (Robbie Arnott, Text) Cadaver Dog (Luke Best, UQP) The...

WA Premier’s Book Awards shortlists announced

18 June 2021
The shortlists for this year’s Western Australian Premier’s Book Awards have been announced. The shortlisted titles in each category are: Premier’s Prize for an Emerging Writer ($15,000) Father of the...

Watson wins 2021 Penguin Literary Prize

17 June 2021
Penguin Random House Australia (PRH) has announced that Denizen by James McKenzie Watson has won the 2021 Penguin Literary Prize. Dubbo-based Watson receives $20,000 as an advance against royalties, with...

Miles Franklin 2021 shortlist announced

16 June 2021
The shortlist for the 2021 Miles Franklin Literary Award has been announced. The six shortlisted novels, chosen from a longlist of 12, are: Amnesty (Aravind Adiga, Picador) The Rain Heron (Robbie Arnott,...

Michael Gifkins Prize 2021 shortlist announced

16 June 2021
Text Publishing and the New Zealand Society of Authors Te Puni Kaituhi O Aotearoa (PEN NZ Inc) have announced the shortlist for the 2021 Michael Gifkins Prize for an unpublished...

IPEd announces shortlist for 2021 Rosie Award

16 June 2021
The Institute of Professional Editors (IPEd) has announced the shortlist for the 2021 Rosanne Fitzgibbon Editorial Award, also known as the ‘Rosie’. The shortlisted editors are: Johannes Jakob, for his...

Inaugural Kuracca Prize longlist announced

3 June 2021
Overland has announced the longlist for the inaugural Kuracca Prize for Australian Literature, created in honour of the late Wiradjuri elder, poet, writer, activist and artist Kerry Reed-Gilbert. The longlisted...

Readings YA Book Prize 2021 shortlist announced

2 June 2021
The shortlist for the 2021 Readings Young Adult Book Prize has been announced. The shortlisted YA novels are: The F Team (Rawah Arja, Giramondo) Future Girl (Asphyxia, A&U) The End of the...

PRH announces 2021 Write It fellowship recipients

1 June 2021
Penguin Random House Australia (PRH) has announced the recipients of the 2021 Write It fellowship program, which 'aspires to find, nurture and develop unpublished writers across all genres, with a...

Inaugural Ultimo Prize winners announced

1 June 2021
Ultimo Press has announced the winners of the inaugural Ultimo Prize for poetry and short fiction. The 30 winning writers, who each receive $200 and whose winning pieces will be...

Varuna announces inaugural Writer’s Space fellows

27 May 2021
Varuna, the National Writers’ House has announced the 12 recipients of the inaugural Writer’s Space fellowships for writers with disability or who are D/deaf. This program offers six in-person residencies...

Anderson, Elisara awarded 2021 black&write! fellowships

26 May 2021
The 2021 black&write! fellowships for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander writers have been awarded to Susie Anderson and Tylissa Elisara. Each fellowship is worth $10,000 and includes editorial development from...

Miles Franklin Literary Award 2021 longlist announced

18 May 2021
The longlist for the 2021 Miles Franklin Literary Award, worth $60,000, has been announced. The 12 longlisted novels are: Amnesty (Aravind Adiga, Picador) The Rain Heron (Robbie Arnott, Text) At the...

Melbourne Prize announces new categories

18 May 2021
The Melbourne Prize Trust has announced two new award categories in the triennial Melbourne Prize for Literature. In addition to the $60,000 Melbourne Prize for Literature, which was won by...

‘How to Make a Bird’ wins SCBWI Crystal Kite Award

14 May 2021
Children’s picture book How to Make a Bird (Meg McKinlay, illus by Matt Ottley, Walker) has won the Australian and New Zealand division of this year’s Crystal Kite Member Choice Awards, presented...

Fogarty Literary Award shortlist announced

12 May 2021
Fremantle Press has announced the shortlist for the $20,000 Fogarty Literary Award for an unpublished manuscript. The shortlisted manuscripts are: 'The Glass House' by Brooke Dunnell 'A Horse Held at...

Avid Reader shortlisted for LBF Bookstore of the Year

11 May 2021
Brisbane bookshop Avid Reader has been shortlisted for the bookstore of the year award at the London Book Fair (LBF) International Excellence Awards. Avid Reader, which was recently named bookshop...