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Graham longlisted for 2016 Greenaway Medal

17 February 2016

Bob Graham’s How the Sun Got to Coco’s House (Walker Books) is one of 20 books longlisted for the Kate Greenaway Medal for distinguished illustration in children’s books. The longlists...

‘Overland’ poetry prize 2015 shortlist announced

17 February 2016

The shortlist for the 2015 Overland Judith Wright Poetry Prize for New and Emerging Poets has been announced. The eight shortlisted poems are: ‘In civilization diminishing’ (Geraldine Burrowes) ‘Swarm’ (Emily...

Ditmar Awards 2016 ballot announced

15 February 2016

The ballot for the 2016 Ditmar Awards has been announced. The shortlisted works include: Best Novel The Dagger’s Path (Glenda Larke, Orbit) Day Boy (Trent Jamieson, Text) Graced (Amanda Pillar,...

writingWA Awards 2015 winners announced

15 February 2016

The winners of the 2015 writingWA Awards, which support emerging writers based in regional Western Australia, have been announced. Marc Simojoki was awarded the Curtin University Prize for Fiction for...

WAYRBA 2016 shortlists announced

29 January 2016

The shortlists for the 2016 West Australian Young Readers’ Book Awards (WAYRBA) have been announced. The shortlisted titles in each category are: Picture books Pig the Fibber (Aaron Blabey, Scholastic)...

Indie Awards 2016 shortlists announced

19 January 2016

Leading Edge Books has announced the shortlists for the 2016 Indie Book Awards. The shortlisted titles in each category are: Fiction A Guide to Berlin (Gail Jones, Vintage) The Natural Way...

Roy wins 2016 DSC Prize for South Asian Literature

18 January 2016

Indian novelist Anuradha Roy has won the 2016 DSC Prize for South Asian Literature for her novel Sleeping on Jupiter (Quercus). Roy’s novel was selected from a shortlist of six...

Howe wins 2015 T S Eliot Prize

13 January 2016

In the UK, Sarah Howe has won the 2015 T S Eliot Prize for her debut poetry collection Loop of Jade (Chatto & Windus), the first time a debut has...

Costa Book Award 2015 category winners announced

11 January 2016

In the UK, the Costa Book Award 2015 category winners have been announced. The winners are: A God in Ruins (Kate Atkinson, Doubleday) in the novel category; The Loney (Andrew...

Henshaw wins 2015 ACT Book of the Year

11 January 2016

Mark Henshaw’s The Snow Kimono (Text) was announced as the winner of the $10,000 ACT Book of the Year Award for 2015 at a ceremony in Canberra on 17 December....

PEN Literary Awards 2016 longlists announced

11 December 2015

The longlists for the 2016 PEN Literary Awards have been announced. The awards are presented in a number of categories, including the US$25,000 (A$34,380) PEN/Robert W Bingham Prize for debut fiction, for...

Indie Awards 2016 longlists announced

11 December 2015

Leading Edge Books has announced the longlists for the 2016 Indie Awards. The longlisted titles in each category are: Fiction A Guide to Berlin (Gail Jones, Vintage) Close Your Eyes...

Australian, NZ art books awarded

7 December 2015

The Art Association of Australia and New Zealand (AAANZ)—the professional body for Australian and New Zealand art historians—has announced the winners of its annual prizes. The AAANZ Prizes ‘honour the...

Mullins wins 2015 Scribe Nonfiction Prize

4 December 2015

Canberra-based writer Patrick Mullins has won the 2015 Scribe Nonfiction Prize. Mullins was selected from a shortlist of six for his entry ‘A Liberal View’, a political history that examines the...