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Tragicomic bromance takes writing prize

Thursday, 8 June 2017
Steve Toltz’s dark comedy chronicling the misadventure of two best mates has won Australia’s only humour writing prize.

60th World Press Photo Contest winners on show

Friday, 26 May 2017
The world’s best photojournalism from 2016 will be showcased at the State Library.

Winners announced

Monday, 22 May 2017
2017 NSW Premier’s Literary Awards announced, with a total of $300,000 offered across 13 prizes.

Shortlist for Australia’s only humour writing prize

Wednesday, 10 May 2017
State Library announces shortlisted for the 2017 Russell Prize for Humour Writing.

$160,000 in paid research opportunities

Monday, 8 May 2017
The State Library of NSW is calling for applications for a range of prestigious research fellowships.

What lies beneath the State Library?

Thursday 27 April 2017
New virtual window reveals what’s hidden in the stacks!

2017 shortlists announced

Wednesday, 26 April 2017
Works of today’s leading Australian writers have been shortlisted for the 2017 NSW Premier's Literary Awards.

Visitors to our historic Mitchell Reading Room soar

Monday, 24 April 2017
The number of people visiting the State Library of NSW is at an all-time high, with the renowned Mitchell Library Reading Room recording a 100 percent increase since 2012, according to the Library’s latest occupancy report.

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