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About the prize

Ashurst Business Literature Prize will not be offered in 2020. 

 

Launched in 2004 by Blake Dawson and the State Library of NSW, the $30,000 Ashurst Business Literature Prize is acknowledged as Australia’s most important award for business writing.

The prestigious prize was originally established by law firm Ashurst (formerly Blake Dawson) and the State Library of NSW to encourage the highest possible standards of literary commentary on Australian business and financial affairs written by an Australian author.

In 2013, for the first time in its decade-long history, the Ashurst Business Literature Prize was expanded to include Australian authored works addressing international and global commercial life and its participants.

The range of subjects covered by the prize includes corporate and commercial literature, histories, accounts and analyses of corporate affairs as well as biographies of business people. Authors must be Australian citizens or permanent residents in order to be eligible.

Guidelines

2018 Ashurst Business Literature Prize Guidelines (for reference only)

For more information please contact the Senior Project Officer, Awards.

Email:  awards@sl.nsw.gov.au  

Telephone: (02) 9273 1605 or (02) 9273 1582

Past winners and shortlists

2018

The Big Four
La Trobe University Press, an imprint of Black Inc.
Winner
The Price of Fortune: The Untold Story of Being James Packer
HarperCollins
Shortlisted
Swanston
Australian Scholarly Publishing
Shortlisted
Elizabeth Macarthur
Text Publishing
Shortlisted
The Lifes of Brian
Melbourne University Publishing
Shortlisted

2017

Jumping Ship cover image
Hardie Grant Publishing
Winner
Losing Streak front cover image
Black Inc.
Shortlisted
Stop Fixing Women cover
NewSouth
Shortlisted