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Dublin Literary Award 2024

Several books by Australian and New Zealand authors have been longlisted for the €100,000 (A$166,000) International Dublin Literary Award, the world’s most valuable annual prize for a single work of fiction written in or translated into English. Among the 70 books longlisted for the prize are: Birnam Wood (Eleanor Catton, Granta) * Feast (Emily O’Grady, A&U)

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Indie Book Awards 2024

Indie Book Awards 2024 Established in 2008, the Indie Book Awards celebrate the best Australian writing; and who better to nominate and judge the best-of-the-best than indie booksellers! What makes indie booksellers uniquely placed to judge and recommend the best Aussie books of the past year, is their incredible passion and knowledge, their contribution to

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ACT Book of the Year 2023

ACT Book of the Year Frank Bongiorno has been awarded the 2023 ACT Book of the Year for Dreamers and Schemers: A political history of Australia (La Trobe University Press). Bongiorno’s book, which covers social and cultural history of political life in Australia from pre-colonisation First Nations systems to the present day, was described as ‘a captivating

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Indie Book Awards 2024

Indie Book Awards 2024 The longlists for the 2024 Indie Book Awards, presented by Leading Edge Books, have been announced. The titles longlisted in the Fiction category are: Lola in the Mirror (Trent Dalton, Fourth Estate)  * Restless Dolly Maunder (Kate Grenville, Text) The Seven (Chris Hammer, A&U)  * Edenglassie (Melissa Lucashenko, UQP) The Hummingbird Effect (Kate Mildenhall, Scribner)  *

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Booker Prize 2023

Prophet Song by Paul Lynch has been named the winner of the Booker Prize 2023.  The author receives £50,000.00 and was presented with his trophy by the 2022 winner. Exhilarating, terrifying, propulsive and confrontational, Prophet Song is a work of breathtaking originality and devastating insight, a novel that can be read as a parable of

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2023 Prime Minister’s Literary Awards

WINNERS OF THE 2023 PRIME MINISTER’S LITERARY AWARDS Creative Australia announced the winners of the 2023 Prime Minister’s Literary Awards at the National Library of Australia in Canberra today. The Awards are the richest literary prize in the nation, with a tax-free prize pool of $600,000 in recognition of the outstanding literary talents of established

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Nib Literary Awards 2023

2023 Mark and Evette Moran Nib Literary Award winners announced On Thursday 9 November at the Bondi Pavilion, Waverley Council announced that Alison Bashford, author and Professor at the University of New South Wales has been awarded the 2023 Mark and Evette Moran Nib Literary Award for her book An Intimate History of Evolution: The Story of the Huxley Family (Allen Lane). Presented

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2023 Ned Kelly Awards

CONGRATULATIONS TO THE AUSTRALIAN CRIME WRITERS ASSOCIATION’S 2023 Ned Kelly Awards Winners Exiles, by Jane Harper – Best Crime. Wake, by Shelley Burr – Best Debut. Betrayed, by Sandi Logan – Best True Crime. The Lemon Man, by Keith Bruton – Best International Crime. Exiles has been reviewed by QRC.  Click on the title to read the

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Latest Award News

The winners of the 2023 Danger Awards have been announced at the BAD Sydney Crime Writers Festival. Novelist Chris Hammer, who took out the award for best crime fiction, has won for the second time, having jointly won the award in 2021. This year the awards included the categories of crime fiction debut and people’s choice.

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2023 Prime Minister’s Literary Awards

Creative Australia has today announced the 2023 Prime Minister’s Literary Awards shortlists, which recognise and celebrate the outstanding literary talents of established and emerging Australian writers, illustrators, poets, and historians. The Prime Minister’s Literary Awards acknowledge the contribution of Australian literature to the nation’s cultural and intellectual life. This is the first year that the

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Booker Prize 2023 Shortlist

The shortlist for the 2023 Booker Prize has been announced. The six books shortlisted for the £50,000 (A$95,756) prize are: Study for Obedience (Sarah Bernstein, Granta) If I Survive You (Jonathan Escoffery, Fourth Estate) This Other Eden (Paul Harding, Hutchinson Heinemann) Prophet Song (Paul Lynch, Oneworld) Western Lane (Chetna Maroo, Picador) The Bee Sting (Paul Murray, Hamish Hamilton). The shortlist features

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Award Winners 2023

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.

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2023 National Biography Award

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

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Ned Kelly Awards 2023

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

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2023 Furphy Literary Award

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.

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