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Shortlists announced for 2020 NSW Premier’s Literary Awards

Friday 20 March 2020
Contemporary works by leading and emerging Australian writers have been shortlisted for the 2020 NSW Premier's Literary Awards, the State Library of NSW announced today.

Public libraries report spike in demand

Tuesday 17 March 2020
NSW residents are reading more and more books in languages other than English than ever before with the State Library of NSW reporting a 20% increase in requests from public libraries for multicultural material just in the last 12 months.

Entries open for $40,000 award for female scriptwriters

Friday 6 March 2020
Nominations opened for the 2020 Mona Brand Award for Women Stage and Screen Writers.

State Library creates a new space for Aboriginal communities

Thursday 20 February 2020
In an Australian first, the State Library of NSW launched a new digital space for Aboriginal communities to connect with their histories and cultures.

History Awards call for 2020 nominations

Wednesday 19 February 2020
The State Library announces the opening of nominations for the NSW Premier’s History Awards 2020.

 

Entries now open for the 2020 National Biography Award

Tuesday 10 December 2019

Entries are now open for the 2020 National Biography Award – Australia's richest prize for biography and memoir writing.

Entries open for State Library’s $20,000 short film competition

Thursday 21 November 2019

The State Library of NSW is inviting entries for its short film prize Shortstacks, with a total of $20,000 on offer across two categories.

NSW State Library secures ‘holy grail’ of Australiana

Wednesday 20 November 2019

An extraordinarily rare 17th century Spanish document – considered amongst the most valuable of all printed Australiana – has just been acquired by the State Library of NSW and is now on public display.

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