Awards The Library’s vibrant awards program continues to bring together writers and readers to celebrate and promote excellence in literature and history. Contact us for more information. Sign up to Receive the Awards newsletter National Biography Award Annual Total prize money $42,000 Shortlist announced Winner announced on Monday 12 August 2019 NSW Premier's History Awards Annual Total prize money $75,000 Shortlists will be announced in late July 2019 Winners will be announced on 30 August 2019 NSW Premier's Literary Awards Annual Entries will open for 2020 in late August 2019 The Russell Prize for Humour Writing Biennial, next presented in 2021 2019 winner: David Cohen Ashurst Business Literature Prize Annual Total prize money $30,000 Entries for the 2020 Prize will open in December 2019 Shortstacks Film Festival Inaugural prize. Total prize money $20,000. Winner announced. 2018 Mona Brand Award Winners Biennial - next presented in 2020 Total prize money $40,000 2018 winners: Lucy Knox (Emerging Writer), Patricia Cornelius (Mona Brand Award Winner) Express your interest to become a judge Love reading? Get in touch with us. Awards in association with the State Library of NSW Miles Franklin Award Annual award of $60,000. Nita B. Kibble Literary Awards Biennial award of $30,000. Dobbie Literary Award Biennial award of $5,000.