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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 2016 including sponsored awards is $305,000. 

Applications for the 2016 Awards have now closed. Winners were announced on Monday 16 May 2016.

NSW Premier's History Awards


Total prize money $75,000. 

The 2016 winners will be 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