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The Library’s vibrant awards program continues to bring together writers and readers to celebrate and promote excellence in literature and history.  

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NSW Premier's History Awards


Total prize money $75,000.

Entries open 19 February 2018.

Entries close 6 April 2018.

NSW Premier's Literary Awards


Total prize money up to $295,000. 

Shortlists announced.

Winners  will be announced on 30 April 2018. 

Ashurst Business Literature Prize


Total Prize money $30,000.

Winner will be annouced in May 2018. 

Awards in association with the State Library of NSW

Miles Franklin Award

Annual award of $60,000

Nita B. Kibble Literary Awards

Biennial award of $30,000.

Dobbie Literary Award

Biennial award of $5,000