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Shortlist announced for Australia's most prestigious business literature prize

Wednesday, 15 February 2017

Books about media mogul Hector Crawford, Norway’s oil industry, Wall Street’s First African American millionaire and colonial businesswomen in Sydney are all contenders for Australia’s richest and most prestigious award for business writing, the State Library of NSW
announced today.

Inaugural award for women writers announced

Monday, 7 November 2016
Playwright Joanna Murray‐Smith wins $30,000 award.


2016 Ashurst Business Literature Prize

Tuesday 4 October 2016
Entries now open for Australia's most prestigious business literature prize.

NSW Premier’s Literary Awards 2017 open

The State Library of NSW today announced the opening of nominations for the 2017 NSW Premier’s Literary Awards.

Winners announced for 2016 NSW Premier’s History Awards

The 2016 NSW Premier’s History Awards, offering $75,000 in prize money, were announced TONIGHT  at the State Library of NSW, as part of the official launch of NSW History Week. 

Shortlists announced for 2016 NSW Premier’s History Awards

The Premier of NSW, the Hon Mike Baird MP announced the shortlist for the 2016 NSW Premier’s History Awards.

2016 National Biography Award

Brenda Niall's gripping biography ‘Mannix’ has won the 2016 National Biography Award.

New $40,000 award celebrates female scriptwriters

The State Library launches the inaugural Mona Brand Award for Women Stage and Screen Writers, the only award of its kind in Australia.

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