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Recent media releases

2022 State Library fellowships announced

Friday 15 October 2021

Eight prestigious research fellowships, totalling $216,000, have just been awarded.

The Library launches its first children’s book

Thursday 14 October 2021

The Library has teamed up with children’s author Libby Hathorn to create The Best Cat, the Est Cat.

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.

Past media releases