Award Winners for 2023. Sisters in Crime Australia has announced the winners of the 2023 Davitt Awards for best crime books by Australian women. The winning title in the debut book category is Dirt Town (Hayley Scrivenor, Macmillan) * The Australian Crime Writers Association (ACWA) has announced the winners of the 2023 Ned Kelly Awards.
Ann-Marie Priest has won the 2023 National Biography Award for My Tongue Is My Own: A life of Gwen Harwood (La Trobe University Press). Ann-Marie Priest has captured completely the sprite-like nature of one of Australia’s finest poets; a woman who used a fierce intellect and penchant for trickery to upend dusty institutions that steadfastly refused to
The Australian Crime Writers Association (ACWA) has announced the shortlisted titles for the 2023 Ned Kelly Awards. The shortlists for two of the categories include the following titles: Best debut crime fiction Wake (Shelley Burr, Hachette) The House of Now and Then (Jo Dixon, HarperCollins) How to Kill a Client (Joanna Jenkins, A&U) * Lenny Marks Gets Away with
WINNER OF 2023 FURPHY LITERARY AWARD ANNOUNCED Congratulations to this year’s winner Jen Rewell for her uplifting and offbeat love story ‘Away to Me’. Jen was presented with a cheque for $15,000 at the award ceremony. Along with the cash prize, Jen’s story will anchor the 2023 Furphy Anthology and she will be invited to a residency at La Trobe University to work on her writing.
Sisters in Crime Australia has announced the shortlists for the 2023 Davitt Awards for best crime books by Australian women. The shortlisted titles in two of the categories are: Adult novel Release (Lucy Christopher, Text) When We Fall (Aoife Clifford, Ultimo) Stone Town (Margaret Hickey, Penguin) All That’s Left Unsaid (Tracey Lien, HQ Fiction) The Torrent (Dinuka McKenzie, HarperCollin) The Unbelieved (Vikki
The longlist for the Margaret and Colin Roderick Literary Award, which has increased in value to $30,000 and is administered by the Foundation for Australian Literary Studies (FALS) at James Cook University, has been announced. The 15 longlisted titles, chosen from 225 entries, include: Dirt Town (Hayley Scrivenor, Macmillan). Click here to read the QRC review.