The Booker Prize celebrates authors who have written about 2023's most important issues including climate change, immigration, financial hardship, the persecution of minorities and political extremism. Each of these books are inspired by current reality and look towards the future.
The longlist for the Indie Book Awards 2024 has been announced. The Indie Book Awards recognise and celebrate indie booksellers as the number one supporters of Australian authors. Since the Awards inception in 2008, Indies have a well-deserved reputation for picking the best of the best in Australian writing.
The ARA Historical Novel Prize is the richest genre-based literary award in Australasia, incorporating both an Adult category and a category for Children and Young Adult (CYA).
The 2023 Winner for the Miles Franklin Literary Award has been announced! The Miles Franklin Literary Award celebrates novels of the highest literary merit that tell stories about Australian life, shining a light on some of the country’s most talented writers. The winner receives $60,000.
The Premier of NSW, The Hon. Chris Minns MP, has announced the shortlists for the 2023 NSW Premier's History Awards. The winners will be announced at an award ceremony on the 7th of September.
The Ned Kelly Awards have been running since 1995, making them Australia’s oldest crime fiction and true crime awards. In its announcement, ACWA said that the shortlist highlights the ‘strength and identity’ of Australian crime writing. ‘It is particularly pleasing to see authors continuing to break away from some of the more common crime tropes, with an even larger variety of characters, settings and social diversity in this year’s entries than we have received before,’ ACWA said. ACWA expects to announce the winners in about four weeks.
The Pulitzer Prizes recognise high quality and distinguished American writers and stories. The prize winner receives $15,000.
The winners of the Aurealis Awards, presented for science fiction, fantasy and horror writing published in 2022 in Australia, have been announced.
The ABIAs celebrate the business of making books and bringing them to readers. Being shortlisted for an ABIA is a mark of excellence – a celebration of every member of the team involved in the work.