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WAYRBA 2019 shortlists announced

29 March 2019
The shortlists for the 2019 West Australian Young Readers’ Book Awards (WAYRBA) have been announced. The shortlisted titles in each category are: Picture books A Bag and a Bird (Pamela...

Ledden-Lewis wins 2019 Kestin Indigenous Illustrator Award

27 March 2019
Bundjalung artist Charmaine Ledden-Lewis has won Magabala Books’ 2019 Kestin Indigenous Illustrator Award. A freelance artist based in Blackheath, NSW, Ledden-Lewis receives $10,000, a mentorship and the opportunity to illustrate...

CBCA Awards 2019 shortlists announced

26 March 2019
The shortlists for this year’s Children’s Book Council of Australia (CBCA) Book of the Year Awards have been announced. The shortlisted titles are: Older readers Between Us (Clare Atkins, Black...

Mascara announces winners of Avant-garde Literary Awards

26 March 2019
Mascara Literary Review has announced the winners of the Avant-garde Literary Awards for literature, criticism and theory. The awards recognise ‘books which are stretching the boundaries of genres radically, philosophically,...

Kozlowski wins Leila St John Award

26 March 2019
Children’s book specialist Kathy Kozlowski has received the annual Leila St John Award, presented by Victorian branch of the Children’s Book Council of Australia (CBCA). Kozlowski has spent over 50...

Ashleigh Young longlisted for 2019 Folio Prize

19 March 2019
New Zealand writer Ashleigh Young has been longlisted for the UK's £30,000 (A$56,000) Rathbones Folio Prize for her essay collection Can You Tolerate This? (Giramondo). Can You Tolerate This? is a...

2019 PRH Literary Prize winner announced

18 March 2019
Penguin Random House (PRH) has announced that the winner of the 2019 PRH Literary Prize is The Spill by Imbi Neeme. Victorian-based Neeme wins $20,000 (which acts as an advance...

Cornelius wins $234k Windham-Campbell Prize

14 March 2019
Playwright Patricia Cornelius is one of eight winners of the 2019 Windham-Campbell Prize, which recognises English-language writers who ‘have left their mark on the world of literature or theatre’ and...

Parrish nominated in Lambda Literary Awards

13 March 2019
Australian Canada-based comics artist Tommi Parrish has been announced as a finalist in the 31st annual Lambda Literary Awards—known as the ‘Lammys’—for their book The Lie and How We Told...

Four ANZ publishers nominated for Bologna Prize

13 March 2019
Four Australian and New Zealand publishers have been nominated for the Bologna Prize for Best Children’s Publisher of the Year in the Oceania category. The shortlisted publishers are Scribble Kids’...

Stavanger shortlisted for €10k Moth Poetry Prize  

12 March 2019
Australian poet David Stavanger has been shortlisted for the €10,000 (A$15,930) Moth Poetry Prize for his poem ‘Octonaut’. The prize is run by the publishers of international art and literature...

Stella Prize 2019 shortlist announced

8 March 2019
The shortlist for the 2019 Stella Prize has been announced. The shortlisted titles are: Little Gods (Jenny Ackland, A&U) The Bridge (Enza Gandolfo, Scribe) Pink Mountain on Locust Island (Jamie...

ABIA 2019 longlists announced

7 March 2019
The longlists for the Australian Book Industry Awards (ABIAs) have been announced. The titles in each category are: General fiction book of the year Nine Perfect Strangers (Liane Moriarty, Macmillan)...

‘The Tattooist of Auschwitz’ wins Audie award

6 March 2019
The audiobook edition of Heather Morris' novel The Tattooist of Auschwitz (narrated by Richard Armitage, Bolinda, released in the US by HarperAudio) has won the 2019 Audie Award for fiction....

Inky Awards 2019 longlists announced

5 March 2019
The longlists 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...

Hogan wins Hazel Rowley Fellowship 2019

5 March 2019
Writers Victoria has announced that author and academic Eleanor Hogan has been awarded the $15,000 Hazel Rowley Literary Fellowship for her proposed biography of Ernestine Hill and Daisy Bates. Her...

Garner honoured for Lifetime Achievement in Literature

4 March 2019
Helen Garner has won the Australia Council Award for Lifetime Achievement in Literature. The Australia Council Award for Lifetime Achievement in Literature ‘acknowledges the achievements of eminent literary writers over...

UNSW academic wins international book award

4 March 2019
Robin Derricourt’s Unearthing Childhood: Young Lives in Prehistory (Manchester University Press) has won the Archaeology and Ancient History PROSE Award from the Association of American Publishers (AAP). Unearthing Childhood is...

Plunkett receives ABR Patrons’ Fellowship

1 March 2019
The Australian Book Review (ABR) has announced poet and critic Felicity Plunkett as the recipient of its $10,000 ABR Patrons' Fellowship. Plunkett will contribute several articles to ABR over the...

PEN America Literary Awards 2019 winners announced

28 February 2019
In the US, PEN America has announced the winners of its 2019 Literary Awards. Among the award winners are: PEN/Jean Stein Book Award Friday Black (Nana Kwame Adjei-Brenyah, riverrun) PEN/Robert...