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Library announces new humour writing prize for young people

Wednesday 16 December 2020
Australia’s only humour writing prize is now giving authors two reasons to smile when entries open today, with the Library announcing a new category aimed at making sure that everyone can laugh!

Entries now open for the National Biography Award 2021

Wednesday 9 December 2020
Entries are now open for Australia’s richest prize for biographical writing and memoir.

Call for nominations

Monday 31 August 2020 
NSW Premier’s Literary Awards 2021 entries open.

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.

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