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$57,000 on offer for Australian comic and biography writers

Friday 2 December 2022
Entries open for two significant literary awards – the 2023 National Biography Award, and the 2023 Russell Prize for Humour Writing.

Openbook summer published

Thursday 1 December 2022

This issue celebrates Sydney as a legendary party city, its coastal and inland waters as great places to swim and, as always, superb writing.

Landmark publication secured by State Library

Thursday 24 November 2022
A 16th century book that transformed our understanding of the human body has just been acquired by the State Library.

Shaun Tan’s Dog finds its forever home at the Library

Thursday 27 October 2022

The Library has just acquired original artwork and sketches from the celebrated author/illustrator’s award-winning story Dog.

New exhibition celebrates 50 years of the ‘original Indigenous round’

Thursday 15 September 2022

Koori Knockout: 50 Years is a free exhibition opening 24 September 2022. 

Prize boost announced for the 2023 NSW Premier’s Literary Awards

Thursday 8 September 2022

The NSW Government has announced today an increase of $40,000 in funding for the Multicultural NSW Award and the Indigenous Prize.

Winners announced for NSW Premier’s History Awards

Friday 2 September 2022

A total of $75,000 in prize money was awarded.

Shortlists announced for 2022 NSW Premier’s History Awards

Monday 8 August 2022

Eight judges considered 168 entries across the five prize categories.