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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.  Contact us for more information. 

NSW Premier's Literary Awards


Total prize money in 2017 including sponsored awards is $310,000. 

Entries for the 2017 Awards closed on 21 October 2016.  Winners will be announced in May 2017.

NSW Premier's History Awards


Total prize money $75,000. 

The 2016 winners were announced at a ceremony on 2 September 2016.

Awards in association with the State Library of NSW

Miles Franklin Award

Annual award of $60,000

Nita B. Kibble Literary Awards

Annual award of $30,000.

Dobbie Literary Award

Annual award of $5,000

Kathleen Mitchell Award

Biennial award of $7,500