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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...

Davitt Awards 2020 longlists announced

1 June 2020

Sisters in Crime Australia has announced the longlists for the 2020 Davitt Awards for the best crime books by Australian women. A total of 124 titles have been longlisted, including...

Michael Gifkins Prize 2020 shortlist announced

11 May 2020

Text Publishing and the New Zealand Society of Authors Te Puni Kaituhi O Aotearoa PEN NZ Inc have announced the shortlist for the 2020 Michael Gifkins Prize for an Unpublished...

O’Brien wins €10,000 Moth Poetry Prize

1 May 2020

Queensland poet Damen O’Brien has won the €10,000 (A$19,400) Moth Poetry Prize for ‘The Nave’. The annual prize for a single unpublished poem is sponsored by the publishers of literary...

Jasanoff wins US$75,000 Cundill Prize in History

19 November 2018

US author and academic Maya Jasanoff has won Canada's 2018 Cundill Prize in History—the largest international prize for a work of history, worth US$75,000 (A$102,500)—for her book The Dawn Watch: Joseph...

Cundill History Prize 2018 finalists announced

2 November 2018

In Canada, the finalists have been announced for the Cundill History Prize, which rewards ‘the best history writing in English’. Chosen from a shortlist of eight, the finalists are: Prairie...

Benyamin wins inaugural JCB Prize for Literature

26 October 2018

Novelist and short story writer Benyamin has won the inaugural JCB prize for Literature in India. Benyamin won Rs 25 lakhs (A$48,220) for his book Jasmine Days (Juggernaut Books), translated into...

UK Dagger awards 2018 winners announced

26 October 2018

The UK Crime Writers’ Association (CWA) has announced the winners of the 2018 Dagger awards. The winners in each category are: Diamond Dagger (for an author whose crime writing careers...

Aussie crime wave

15 June 2018

No doubt you’ve heard of Jane Harper’s debut bestselling crime novel The Dry (Pan). It has added the accolade of crime and thriller ‘book of the year’ at the recent British Book...