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McKinty, McTiernan win 2020 Thriller Awards

14 July 2020
Adrian McKinty and Dervla McTiernan have won in their respective categories at the International Thriller Writers’ Thriller Awards 2020. McKinty's The Chain (Hachette) was named best hardcover novel, while McTiernan's...

Yager awarded 2020 Reading Australia Fellowship

14 July 2020
The Copyright Agency has announced Karen Yager, deputy head at Knox Grammar School in New South Wales, is the 2020 recipient of the Reading Australia Fellowship for Teachers of English...

ASA announces recipients of Takeaway Creatives grants

10 July 2020
The Australian Society of Authors (ASA) has announced the 14 recipients of its $1000 Takeaway Creatives grants, funded by the Australia Council's Covid-19 Resilience Fund. The successful authors and illustrators...

Johnson wins 2020 PEN Pinter Prize

8 July 2020
In the UK, poet and reggae artist Linton Kwesi Johnson has been awarded the 2020 PEN Pinter Prize. Prize judge Claire Armitstead said: ‘Once we had laid our nominations on...

Furphy Literary Award 2020 shortlists announced

7 July 2020
The shortlists for the inaugural Furphy Literary Award has been announced. The six shortlisted stories and writers in the open category are: 'Ando Gets Plastered' by Cate Kennedy 'Awakening' by...

Write-ability fellowships 2020 recipients announced

2 July 2020
Writers Victoria has announced the recipients of its 2020 Write-ability fellowships. The organisation this year awarded two additional fellowships: a poetry fellowship supported by an anonymous donor, and a one-off...

KYD Unpublished Manuscript Award 2020 longlist announced

2 July 2020
The longlist for the 2020 Kill Your Darlings (KYD) Unpublished Manuscript Award has been announced. The longlisted authors and their works are: 'Mood' by Roz Bellamy (nonfiction) 'Abomination' by Ashley Goldberg...

Colin Roderick Award 2020 longlist announced

30 June 2020
The longlist for the 2020 Colin Roderick Award, administered by the Foundation for Australian Literary Studies at James Cook University, has been announced. The longlisted titles are: Turn Left at...

Papertalk Green wins 2020 ALS Gold Medal

30 June 2020
Charmaine Papertalk Green has won the 2020 Australian Literature Society (ALS) Gold Medal for her poetry collection Nganajungu Yagu (Cordite). Papertalk Green’s work was chosen from a shortlist that included...

White wins 2020 Rachel Funari Prize for Fiction

24 June 2020
Emily White has won the 2020 Lip magazine Rachel Funari Prize for Fiction for their short story ‘Swampy’. 'The unique and immediately engaging archival formatting of this story effortlessly, humorously...

Tan wins 2020 Kate Greenaway Medal

18 June 2020
In the UK, Australian artist and author Shaun Tan has won the 2020 Kate Greenaway Medal for distinguished illustration in a book for children and young people for his picture...

Juchau wins 2020 Walkley-Pascall Prize for arts criticism

18 June 2020
Novelist, essayist and critic Mireille Juchau has won the 2020 Pascall Prize for arts criticism for her essays ‘How Dreams Change Under Authoritarianism’ (The New Yorker), 'Twilight Knowing: Jenny Offill’s...

Miles Franklin Literary Award 2020 shortlist announced

17 June 2020
The shortlist for the $60,000 Miles Franklin Literary Award 2020 has been announced. The six longlisted novels are: The White Girl (Tony Birch, UQP) Islands (Peggy Frew, A&U) No One (John Hughes, UWA...

Overett wins Penguin Literary Prize 2020

16 June 2020
Penguin Random House Australia (PRH) has announced that the winner of the 2020 Penguin Literary Prize is The Rabbits by Sophie Overett. Victoria-based Overett wins $20,000 (which acts as an...

Roff wins 2020 Peter Carey Short Story Award

15 June 2020
Andrew Roff has won the Peter Carey Short Story Award for his story ‘Bock Bock’. Announcing the winner via YouTube, judge Elizabeth Tan said the story, which follows an ‘investigator...

REAL Awards 2020 shortlists announced

4 June 2020
The shortlists for the 2020 Reading & Enjoying Australian Literature (REAL) Awards—which act as shortlists for children’s choice book awards in New South Wales (KOALAs), Northern Territory (KROC Awards) and...

Readings YA Book Prize 2020 shortlist announced

3 June 2020
The shortlist for the 2020 Readings Young Adult Book Prize has been announced. The shortlisted titles are: Devil’s Ballast (Meg Caddy, Text) The Surprising Power of a Good Dumpling (Wai...

Yves Rees wins 2020 Calibre Essay Prize

2 June 2020
Writer and historian Yves Rees has won the $5000 2020 Calibre Essay Prize for their essay ‘Reading the Mess Backwards’, in which they re-examine their youth in light of coming...