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ASA/HQ Commercial Fiction Prize shortlist announced

12 March 2020
The Australian Society of Authors (ASA) and HarperCollins imprint HQ Fiction have announced the inaugural shortlist for the ASA/HQ Commercial Fiction Prize for an unpublished manuscript. HQ Fiction publishers and...

Rawson shortlisted for UK’s Kitschies awards for spec fic

11 March 2020
Jane Rawson's novel From the Wreck (Transit Lounge) has been shortlisted in the UK’s Kitschies awards, presented to ‘progressive, intelligent, and entertaining literature with a speculative element’. From the Wreck...

Wild honoured for Lifetime Achievement in Literature

10 March 2020
Australian children's author Margaret Wild has won the Australia Council Award for Lifetime Achievement in Literature. The award ‘acknowledges the achievements of eminent literary writers over the age of 60...

Shaw wins Neilma Sidney Prize

10 March 2020
Wellington-based writer Jenah Shaw has won Overland's Neilma Sidney Short Story Prize for travel-themed short fiction, worth $4000, for her story ‘The Houseguest’—about a woman, ‘new to the city and...

Hogan wins Judith Wright Poetry Prize

10 March 2020
Writer and primary school teacher Dan Hogan has won Overland’s Judith Wright Poetry Prize for new and emerging poets, worth $6000, for their poem ‘No Alarms’. Lou Garcia-Dolnik placed second...

Stella Prize 2020 shortlist announced

6 March 2020
The shortlist for the 2020 Stella Prize, worth $50,000, has been announced. The shortlisted titles are: See What You Made Me Do (Jess Hill, Black Inc.) Diving into Glass (Caro Llewellyn, Hamish Hamilton)...

Ockham New Zealand Book Awards 2020 shortlists announced

4 March 2020
The shortlists for the 2020 Ockham New Zealand Book Awards have been announced. The shortlisted titles in each category are: Fiction Auē (Becky Manawatu, Mākaro Press) Pearly Gates (Owen Marshall, Vintage) A...

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...