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Shortlists announced for 2020 NSW Premier’s History Awards

Wednesday 5 August 2020
Eight judges considered 139 entries across the five prize categories. 

2020 National Biography Award shortlist announced

Thursday 9 July 2020
Compelling biographies of Australian politicians and journalists and gripping memoirs by debut authors have been shortlisted.

Winners announced for 2020 NSW Premier’s Literary Awards

Sunday 26 April 2020
A total of $295,000 awarded across 12 prize categories. 

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.

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.

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.


Finalists for State Library’s new short film prize announced

Tuesday 4 June 2019

The State Library of NSW has announced the best short films to premiere at the inaugural Shortstacks Short Film Festival on Wednesday 12 June 2019.

Shortlists announced for 2019 NSW Premier's Literary Awards

Thursday 28 February 2019

The State Library of NSW has announced the shortlists for the NSW Premier's Literary Awards 2019. 

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