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Winners announced for NSW Premier’s History Awards

Friday 3 September 2021

The 2021 NSW Premier’s History Awards, offering $75,000 in prize money, were announced online tonight by the State Library.

“Vivid and complex” portrait wins nation’s richest prize for life writing

Thursday 26 August 2021

Truganini: Journey through the apocalypse by Cassandra Pybus has won this year’s $25,000 National Biography Award.

Shortlists announced

Wednesday 11 August 2021
The Premier of NSW, The Hon. Gladys Berejiklian MP announced the shortlists for the 2021 NSW Premier’s History Awards. 

Shortlist announced for Australia’s richest biography prize

Thursday 5 August 2021
Compelling biographies of trailblazers and survivors have been shortlisted alongside raw-edged memoirs by debut authors for the 2021 National Biography Award.

Winners of Australia’s only humour writing prize announced

Thursday 17 June 2021
Black is the New White has won the $10,000 biennial Russell Prize for Humour Writing.

Australia’s only humour writing prize

Wednesday 26 May 2021
Australia’s funniest books from the last two years have been announced.

NSW State Library offering paid research opportunities

Monday 17 May 2021
Apply for a range of prestigious research fellowships totalling $216,000.

2021 winners announced

Monday 26 April 2021
A total of $305,000 awarded across 13 prizes in the NSW Premier’s Literary Awards.

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