2013 Kibble & Dobbie shortlists announced
The shortlist for the 2013 Kibble and Dobbie Literary Awards have been announced. These Awards are for women writers of a published book of fiction or nonfiction classifiable as 'life writing'. The winners will be announced on Wednesday 24 July.
Ashurst Business Literature Prize winner announced
Award-winning journalist and author Peter Hartcher has won the 2012 Ashurst Business Literature Prize for The Sweet Spot: How Australia made its own luck - and could now throw it all away (Black Inc.). Administered by the State Library of NSW, the $30,000 Prize is Australia's largest award for business writing.
New display: Black on White
Black on White: Photographs by Belinda Mason is a unique photo project by the award-winning photographer who presents insights into the views Indigenous communities have of white Australia. On show now at the State Library, Level 1.
New display: iAfghanistan
Benjamin Lowy: iAfghanistan is one of five fantastic photographic exhibitions on show at the Library in May, presented in association with the Head On Photo Festival. See an exciting series of images from Afghanistan captured by the prominent American photojournalist on his iPhone!
Check out our award-winning magazine
The latest issue of our award-winning ‘SL’ magazine is out now! Become a Friend of the Library and receive ‘SL’ for free, or purchase your copy from The Library Shop.
2013 NSW Premier's History Awards Entries now open
Total prize money for the NSW Premier’s History Awards in 2013 is $75,000. Online entries close 5pm Friday 28 June 2013.
New exhibition: Magnum: On Set
The Magnum Photos Touring Exhibition showcases 116 intimate portraits of actors and directors, including Elizabeth Taylor, James Dean and Marilyn Monroe (pictured). On show until 23 June. Presented in association with the Head On Photo Festival. Magnum contact sheets are available from The Library Shop. Image: © Eve Arnold/Magnum Photos