Winner of Booksellers Choice Award Announced

The Birdman’s Wife is novel by Australian author, Melissa Ashley.

The Australian Booksellers Association has announced Melissa Ashley’s novel The Birdman’s Wife (Affirm) as the winner of the (ABA) Booksellers Choice Award at the 2017 ABA conference awards in Melbourne. Ashley’s novel was chosen from a shortlist of six. The Booksellers Choice Award recognises Australian new-release titles that booksellers most enjoyed reading, marketing and bookselling

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Miles Franklin Literary Award 2017 Shortlist

Miles Franklin Literary Award is an Australian award which recognises Australian novels.

Photo courtesy of Miles Franklin Literary Award The Miles Franklin Literary Award has revealed its shortlist for 2017. Regarded as Australia’s most prestigious literary prize, the award was established in 1957 by the estate of My Brilliant Career author Stella Maria Sarah Miles Franklin to recognise novels which reflect ‘Australian life in any of its

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NSW Premier’s Literary Awards 2017 Winners

The NSW Premier’s Literary Awards were established in 1979 to celebrate the achievement of Australian writers.

The 2017 NSW Premier’s Literary Awards have been announced at a ceremony at the State Library of NSW on 22 May. The NSW Premier’s Literary Awards have a proud history, both in celebrating achievement by Australian writers and in helping to establish values and standards in Australian literature.  The winners were chosen from shortlists announced

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Indie Book Awards Announces ‘Book of the Year’

Indie Book Awards 2017

Jane Harper’s novel The Dry has won Book of the Year at the 2017 Indie Book Awards. The award was presented at the Leading Edge Books Conference. The Indie Book Awards are chosen by independent booksellers to reward and promote excellence in Australian writing. Winning Titles in Each Category: Fiction The Last Painting of Sara

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New $10,000 Digital Literature Award

Queensland Literary Award have announced their shortlists for 2016.

The Queensland Literary Awards has introduced a new digital literature award. The prize which is worth $10,0000 is sponsored by the Queensland University of Technology. This Award is open to all original works of digital literature (e.g. fiction, non-fiction, poetry, graphic narrative) which are created for digital consumption. Queensland’s minister for innovation, science and the

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The Stella Prize Shortlist 2017

The Stella Prize is presented for the best work of fiction or nonfiction by an Australian women.

The Stella Prize has revealed its six shortlisted books by Australian women on International Women’s Day. The shortlisted prize money has been increased from $2000 to $3000 for each author who made the shortlist. Each of the authors will also receive a writing retreat supported by the Trawalla Foundation alongside the prize money. The Stella

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Leading Edge Books Conference 2017

The Leading Edge Books Conference will include the announcement of the Indie Book Awards 2017 Category Winners and Book of the Year winner and a number of author presentations.

Leading Edge Books has announced its program for the 2017 conference which will be held over two and a half days from 19-21 March at the Surfers Paradise Marriott Resort & Spa. The opening address will be delivered by crime writer Jock Serong, whose new book On the Java Ridge is due out from Text

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Viva la Novella 2017 Winners Announced

The 2017 Seizure Viva La Novella competition shortlist has been announced.

Seizure have announced the two winners of Viva la Novella V. The competition is now in its fifth year – and in its fourth year of offering an editorial professional development stream. Seizure started in 2010 as a magazine collaboration between Alice Grundy and David Henley and has since grown into a community for writers,

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ALS Gold Medal Longlist Announced

Literary awards and literary prizes.

The longlist for the 2017 Australian Literature Society (ALS) Gold Medal has been announced. The Australian Literature Society Gold Medal (ALS Gold Medal) is awarded annually by the Association for the Study of Australian Literature for “an outstanding literary work in the preceding calendar year.” From 1928 to 1974 it was awarded by the Australian

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Voss Literary Award Open for Nominations

nominations for the second annual 2017 Voss Literary Prize.

The Australian University Heads of English and the estate of Vivian Robert de Vaux Voss have announced that they are open for nominations for the second annual 2017 Voss Literary Prize. The prize, for the best novel published in Australia in 2016, carries a significant cash prize and will be presented at the AUHE AGM

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2017 Viva la Novella Shortlist

The 2017 Seizure Viva La Novella competition shortlist has been announced.

The 2017 Seizure Viva La Novella competition shortlist has been announced. The competition is now in its fifth year – and in its fourth year of offering an editorial professional development stream. Seizure started in 2010 as a magazine collaboration between Alice Grundy and David Henley and has since grown into a community for writers,

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2017 Stella Prize Longlist

The Stella Prize is presented for the best work of fiction or nonfiction by an Australian women.

The 2017 Stella Prize longlist has been announced at a Gala event held in Sydney. The Stella Prize is presented for the best work of fiction or nonfiction by an Australian women published in the previous year. The prize is named after Miles Franklin, whose first name was Stella. The 2017 longlisted titles are: Victoria:

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Victorian Premier’s Literary Awards 2017 Winners

The Victorian Premier's Literary Awards recognise and reward literary achievement by Australian writers.

Novelist, short-story writer and memoirist, Georgia Blain, who died in December 2015, has posthumously won the 2017 Victorian Premier’s Award for fiction for her final novel, Between a Wolf and a Dog. The $25,000 prize was accepted by her partner, Andrew Taylor. The book is about a woman dying from brain cancer. Shortly after Blain

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Indie Book Awards 2017 Shortlist

Indie Book Awards 2017

Australian independent booksellers have announced the Shortlist for The Indie Book Awards 2017. The Indie Book Awards, as chosen by independent booksellers, members of Leading Edge Books, reward and promote excellence in Australian writing. Their love of books, knowledge and passion for Australian stories play indispensable role in keeping Australian publishing and culture alive. The

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Hazel Rowley Fellowship 2017 Finalists

Writers Victoria has announced the seven finalists for the 2017 Hazel Rowley Literary Fellowship.

Writers Victoria has announced the seven finalists for the 2017 Hazel Rowley Literary Fellowship, awarded annually to an Australian writer for a proposed biographical work. The annual award commemorates the work of Hazel Rowley (1951-2011), one of the world’s leading biographers, who left behind a legacy of great writing, a passion for words and for

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Indie Book Awards 2017 Longlist

Indie Book Awards 2017

The longlists for the 2017 Indie Book Awards have recently been announced. Established in 2008, the Indie Book Awards offer independent booksellers to take their rightful place in the spotlight as key supporters of Australian authors. The Indie Book Awards are regarded as forerunners of all major Australian book awards. Independent booksellers of Australia, known

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Victorian Premier’s Literary Awards Shortlist

The Victorian Premier's Literary Awards recognise and reward literary achievement by Australian writers.

The Minister for Creative Industries Martin Foley has recently announced the shortlist for the 2017 Victorian Premier’s Literary Awards. The awards recognise and reward literary achievement by Australian writers. The winners of the five award categories – fiction, non-fiction, drama, poetry and writing for young adults – each receive a prize of $25,000, and go

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Two Female Authors Share Literary Award

The Prime Minister’s Literary Awards shortlist for 2016 has been announced.

The award for fiction writing at this year’s Prime Minister’s Literary award has been awarded jointly to two women writers, Lisa Gorton for her novel, The Life of Houses and Charlotte Wood, for her novel The Natural Way of Things. Lisa Gorton’s book looks at the relationships between three generations of an Australian establishment family,

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Voss Literary Prize Shortlist 2016

nominations for the second annual 2017 Voss Literary Prize.

The shortlist for the 2016 Voss Literary Prize has been announced. The shortlist of six books was chosen from a longlist of ten. The Voss Literary Prize was launched in 2014 and is awarded to the best novel published in Australia in the previous year, and is named after historian Vivian Robert Le Vaux Voss.

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Prime Minister’s Literary Awards Shortlist 2016

The Prime Minister’s Literary Awards shortlist for 2016 has been announced.

The Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull and the Arts Minister Senator Mitch Fifield have announced the shortlists for the 2016 Prime Minister’s Literary Awards. Thirty books have been recognised across the six award categories. The Prime Minister’s Literary Awards celebrate outstanding literary talent in Australia and the valuable contribution Australian literature and history makes to the

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