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New $30,000 historical fiction prize

3 March 2020
The Historical Novel Society Australasia (HNSA) and infrastructure and facilities service provider ARA Group have announced a new $30,000 award for an outstanding historical novelist. The award is open to...

ABIA 2020 longlists announced

2 March 2020
The longlists for the 2020 Australian Book Industry Awards (ABIAs) have been announced. The titles in each category are: General fiction book of the year Bruny (Heather Rose, A&U) Call...

Adelaide Festival Awards for Literature winners announced

2 March 2020
The winners of the 2020 Adelaide Festival Awards for Literature, presented biennially by the South Australian government, have been announced. The winning titles are: Premier’s Award for best overall published...

Azar longlisted for International Booker Prize 2020

28 February 2020
Iranian-Australian writer Shokoofeh Azar has been longlisted for the 2020 International Booker Prize for her novel The Englightenment of the Greengage Tree (trans by Anonymous, Wild Dingo Press). Azar is...

Godfrey awarded 2020 Kat Muscat Fellowship

27 February 2020
Perth-based writer Maddie Godfrey has been awarded the 2020 Kat Muscat Fellowship. Godfrey plans to use the fellowship to develop a hybrid manuscript of poetry and personal essays called ‘Womanhood...

Folio Prize 2020 shortlist announced

26 February 2020
In the UK, the shortlist for the £30,000 (A$59,000) Rathbones Folio Prize has been announced. The eight shortlisted titles are: Guest House for Young Widows (Azadeh Moaveni, Scribe) On Chapel...

CBCA 2020 Notable Books announced

26 February 2020
The Children’s Book Council of Australia (CBCA) has announced its list of Notable Books for 2020. The books in each category are: Older readers The Man in the Water (David...

Australian Book Design Awards 2020 longlists announced

21 February 2020
The longlists for the 2020 Australian Book Design Awards have been announced. Longlisted titles in some of the categories are: Best Designed Commercial Fiction Cover Bruny (Heather Rose, A&U), designed...

Cadwallader wins 2019 ACT Book of the Year Award

12 February 2020
Robyn Cadwallader has won the 2019 ACT Book of the Year Award for her novel Book of Colours (HarperCollins). Cadwallader receives a cash prize of $10,000. Two books were highly...

Stella Prize 2020 longlist announced

7 February 2020
The longlist for the 2020 Stella Prize, worth $50,000, has been announced. The longlisted titles are: Lucky Ticket (Joey Bui, Text) Songspirals: Sharing women’s wisdom of country through songlines (Gay’wu Group...

King, Murray awarded 2020 Waitangi Day Honours

5 February 2020
Writer and WORD Christchurch director Rachael King and science fiction author Lee Murray have been named in the New Zealand Society of Authors’ (NZSA) annual Waitangi Day Honours. King was...

Ockham New Zealand Book Awards 2020 longlists announced

30 January 2020
The longlists for the 2020 Ockham New Zealand Book Awards have been announced. The longlisted titles in each category are: Fiction The Absolute Book (Elizabeth Knox, Victoria University Press) Lonely Asian...