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New State Library purchase reveals true author of Romeo and Juliet!

The State Library has just acquired an incredibly rare document.

Shortlists announced for 2016 NSW Premier’s Literary Awards

Works of today’s leading Australian writers have been shortlisted for the 2016 NSW Premier's Literary Awards.

2015 Ashurst Business Literature Prize announced

Stuart Kells has won the 2015 Ashurst Business Literature Prize for his ground-breaking counter-history of the 20th century’s greatest publishing house.

World Press Photo returns to the Library

The prestigious World Press Photo exhibition returns to Sydney for the 16th year from 21 May to 19 June 2016.

Indigenous languages project maps 100 year-old data

New interactive experiment that uses 100 year-old survey data to map the location and meaning of Indigenous Australian place names across the country.

Australia’s own Shakespeare now online!

Shakespeare fans can now read Australia’s only original copy of the first publication of the Bard’s plays, online.

Goulburn and Moss Vale to get Far Out!

Extraordinary items heading to primary schools in Goulburn and the Southern Highlands from 4 to 6 April. 

Paul Kelly to headline Library’s Shakespeare-aganza

The Library is staging a major Shakespeare 400 celebration to be headlined by acclaimed Australian singer Paul Kelly. 

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