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Winning biography ‘unmasks’ Australia’s first media magnate

Monday 31 July 2017
A gripping biography of Australia’s first media magnate has won this year’s $25,000 National Biography Award, the State Library of NSW announced today.

2017 National Biography Award shortlist announced

Monday 3 July 2017
Six compelling personal stories have been shortlisted for the $25,000 National Biography Award 2017.

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.

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.

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.

Tribute to colonial Australia’s trailblazing businesswomen

Thursday, 30 March 2017
State Library Fellow, Dr Catherine Bishop takes prestigious $30,000 Ashurst Business Literature Prize.

Entries now open for the NSW Premier's History Awards 2017

Monday, 27 February 2017
A total of $75,000 in prize money will be presented to the winners at an awards ceremony in September 2017.

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