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ABIA 2022 shortlists announced

23 May 2022
The shortlists for the 2022 Australian Book Industry Awards (ABIA) have been announced. The shortlisted books in each category are: General fiction book of the year When Things Are Alive...

ABA 2022 Bookseller of the Year shortlists announced

18 May 2022
The Australian Booksellers Association (ABA) has announced the shortlists for the 2022 ABA Bookseller of the Year awards. The awards recognise an individual bookseller for their outstanding achievement in the...

‘A Place Near Eden’ wins 2022 Vogel

17 May 2022
A Place Near Eden by Melbourne writer Nell Pierce has won this year’s $20,000 Australian/Vogel’s Literary Award, for an unpublished manuscript by an author under the age of 35. Described...

NSW Premier’s Literary Awards 2022 winners announced

17 May 2022
The winners of the 2022 New South Wales Premier’s Literary Awards have been announced. Safdar Ahmed’s graphic novel Still Alive: Notes from Australia’s immigration detention system (Twelve Panels Press) was...

Bublitz shortlisted for Gold Dagger

16 May 2022
Australia-based author Jacqueline Bublitz has been shortlisted for the Gold Dagger, awarded to the best crime novel originally written in English by an author of any nationality, in the UK...

Michael Gifkins Prize 2022 shortlist announced

16 May 2022
Text Publishing and the New Zealand Society of Authors Te Puni Kaituhi O Aotearoa (PEN NZ Inc) have announced the shortlist for the 2022 Michael Gifkins Prize for an unpublished...

Ockham NZ Book Awards 2022 winners announced

12 May 2022
The winners of the 2022 Ockham New Zealand Book Awards have been announced. The NZ$60,000 Jann Medlicott Acorn Prize for Fiction, Aotearoa New Zealand's richest writing prize, went to Wellington...

WA Premier’s Book Awards shortlists announced

9 May 2022
The shortlists for the 2021 Western Australian Premier’s Book Awards have been announced. The shortlisted books in each category are: Premier’s Prize for an Emerging Writer ($15,000) Debesa (Cindy Solonec, Magabala)...

Otmar awarded 2022 Janet Mackenzie Medal

6 May 2022
The Institute of Professional Editors (IPEd) has announced Geelong-based writer, editor, researcher and trainer Renée Otmar as the winner of the the 2022 Janet Mackenzie Medal for services to editing....

Tedeschi wins 2022 Calibre Essay Prize

3 May 2022
Sydney-based classical musician Simon Tedeschi has won the 2022 Calibre Essay Prize for his essay ‘This Woman My Grandmother’. Tedeschi, whose debut Fugitive, will be published by Upswell this month,...

Dorothy Hewett Award 2022 shortlist announced

28 April 2022
UWA Publishing (UWAP) has announced the shortlist for the 2022 Dorothy Hewett Award for an unpublished manuscript. The winner receives $10,000 prize money, as well as manuscript development and a...

Molloy wins 2021 Anne Elder Award

27 April 2022
Australian Poetry has announced Audrey Molloy's The Important Things (Gallery Press) as the winner of the 2021 Anne Elder Award for a first book of poetry. According to the 2021 prize...

Local authors longlisted for CWA Daggers

27 April 2022
Several Australia-based authors have been longlisted for the UK Crime Writers' Association's (CWA) 2022 Dagger Awards. Jacqueline Bublitz has been longlisted for the Gold Dagger for best novel for her...

ABDA Awards 2022 shortlists announced

19 April 2022
The shortlists for the 70th Australian Book Design Awards, presented by the Australian Book Designers Association (ABDA), have been announced. Shortlists include: Best designed commercial fiction cover Catch Us the...

FALS announces Writing at the Reef Residency recipients

14 April 2022
The Foundation for Australian Literary Studies (FALS), based at James Cook University (JCU) in Townsville, has announced the recipients of its inaugural Writing at the Reef Residency, sponsored by the...

Aurealis Awards 2021 finalists announced

7 April 2022
The finalists for the 2021 Aurealis Awards, presented for science fiction, fantasy and horror writing in Australia, have been announced. Among the finalists are: Best horror novel The Bridge (J...

Simpson named UTS New Writer in Residence

5 April 2022
Yuwaalaraay storyteller, performer and author Nardi Simpson has been selected as the Copyright Agency-University of Technology Sydney (UTS) New Writer in Residence for 2022. Simpson is the author of Song...

Lonesborough wins IBBY Ena Noël Award 2022

4 April 2022
Gary Lonesborough’s debut YA novel The Boy from the Mish (A&U) has won the biennial Ena Noël Award, presented by the Australian branch of the International Board on Books for...