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Song wins inaugural Spark Prize

4 December 2020

Youjia Song has won the inaugural Spark Prize for her book proposal, ‘The Pursuit of Impossible Dreams’. Song’s proposal was chosen from over 200 entries for the biennial developmental prize...

Inaugural $50k Historical Novel Prize shortlist announced

29 October 2020

The Historical Novel Society Australasia (HNSA) has announced the shortlist for the inaugural ARA Historical Novel Prize. The shortlisted novels are: Master of My Fate (Sienna Brown, Vintage) Shepherd (Catherine...

McClymont receives Danger Lifetime Achievement Award

29 October 2020

Walkley Award–winning investigative journalist Kate McClymont is the winner of the 2020 Danger Lifetime Achievement Award, presented by Bad: Sydney Crime Writers Festival. ‘Kate McClymont is a genuine investigative journalist....

McLean receives inaugural $10k Albert Ullin Award

21 October 2020

Andrew McLean is the winner of the inaugural Albert Ullin Award. The $10,000 biennial award, created with a bequest from the late The Little Book Room co-founder Albert Ullin, is...

CBCA Book of the Year 2020 winners announced

16 October 2020

The winners of the 2020 Children’s Book Council of Australia (CBCA) Book of the Year Awards have been announced. The winning titles and honour books in each category are: Older...

Fenster wins 2020 Michael Gifkins Prize

2 October 2020

Gigi Fenster has won the 2020 Michael Gifkins Prize for an Unpublished Novel for ‘A Good Winter’. Chosen from a shortlist of three, the winning manuscript was announced during an...

Davitt Awards 2020 winners announced

28 September 2020

Sisters in Crime Australia has announced the winners of the 2020 Davitt Awards for the best crime books by Australian women. The winning titles in each category are: Adult crime...

Queensland Literary Awards 2020 winners announced

7 September 2020

The winners of the 2020 Queensland Literary Awards have been announced. The winning titles in each category, chosen from shortlists announced in August, are: Queensland Premier’s Award for a Work...

Educational Publishing Awards 2020 winners announced

4 September 2020

The Australian Publishers Association (APA) has announced the winners of the 2020 Educational Publishing Awards Australia (EPAA). Promoting Literacy Development (PLD) was awarded the 2020 Publisher of the Year for...

KYD Unpublished Manuscript Award 2020 longlist announced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...

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...

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...

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...