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About the prize

Ashurst Business Literature Prize will no longer be offered. 

 

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

2018
The Big Four
La Trobe University Press, an imprint of Black Inc.
Winner
2017
Jumping Ship cover image
Hardie Grant Publishing
Winner
2012
The Sweet Spot
Black Inc.
Winner
2010
Who wants to be a Billionaire? The James Packer Story
Allen & Unwin
Winner
2009
The Big Fella
Random House
Winner
2008
Funny Business: The Rise and Fall of Steve Vizard
Allen & Unwin
Winner
2007
Kickback: Inside the Australian Wheat Board scandal
Allen & Unwin
Winner