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2017 Premier’s History Awards

Friday 1 September 2017 - 6pm to 9pm

Join us for a glittering evening as we announce the winners of the 2017 NSW Premier’s History Awards and officially launch the start of History Week.

National Biography Award Winner Announcement

Monday 31 July 2017 - 11am to 12:30pm

Join us for the announcement of the $25,000 National Biography Award, Australia’s richest prize for biographical writing and memoir. 

Russell Prize for Humour Writing

Thursday 8 June 2017 - 6pm to 8pm

Join us for a night of laughs at the Library to announce the winner of the 2017 Russell Prize for Humour Writing.

NSW Premier’s Literary Awards Presentation and Cocktail Reception

Monday 22 May 2017 - 6pm to 9:30pm

This glittering celebration of excellence in Australian writing is held on the first night of the Sydney Writers’ Festival. With prizes totalling $305,000, the awards are among the nation’s richest and most prestigious.

The Mona Brand Award

Monday 7 November 2016 - 6pm to 8:30pm

Join us for a cocktail presentation as we announce the winners of the 2016 Mona Brand Award.