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The Governor-General of the Commonwealth of Australia, Her Excellency the Honourable Quentin Bryce AC CVO will officially launch The Cambridge History of Australia at the State Library of Victoria on Wednesday October 2nd.
This comprehensive new history of Australia has been edited by two of the country’s most eminent academics, Alison Bashford and Stuart Macintyre, and is the first collaborative work of reference on Australian history to be published in over two decades. There will be a large media presence at the launch, with significant features, interviews and reviews in the national and local media to follow.
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The NSW Premier’s Literary Awards have a proud history, both in celebrating achievement by Australian writers and in helping to establish values and standards in Australian literature.
Entries are sought for the following categories:
Christina Stead Prize for fiction
UTS Glenda Adams Award for New Writing
Douglas Stewart Prize for Non-fiction
Kenneth Slessor Prize for Poetry
Patricia Wrightson Prize for Children’s Literature
Ethel Turner Prize for Young People’s Literature
Nick Enright Prize for Playwriting
Betty Roland Prize for Scriptwriting
Community Relations Commission for a multicultural NSW Award
All works must have been first published, performed, broadcast or made publicly available between 1 October 2012 and 30 September 2013. For guidelines and online nomination forms visit the website here. The awards are administered by the State Library of NSW in association with Arts NSW. Entries close: Friday 1 November 2013 Contact: Kate Butler on (02) 9273 1582 or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
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