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2021
Winners announced

About the Award

The Russell Prize for Humour Writing, was established through a generous donation by Peter Wentworth Russell to celebrate, recognise and encourage humorous writing, and to promote public interest in this genre. It is the only award to recognise the art of humour writing in Australia.

Past winners and shortlists

2019

cover image of the hunter
Transit Lounge
Winner
Boy Swallows Universe cover
Harper Collins
Shortlisted
Front cover of Deadly Kerfuffle
Affirm Press
Shortlisted
cover image of the drover's wives
Brio Books
Shortlisted
Cover image of the Helen 100
Allen & Unwin
Shortlisted
The Lucky Galah
Pan Macmillan Australia
Shortlisted

2017

Quicksand
Penguin Random House Australia
Winner
Going Out Backwards: A Grafton Everest Adventure
Hybrid Publishers
Shortlisted
True Girt
Black Inc.
Shortlisted
A Toaster on Mars
Text Publishing
Shortlisted
Error Australis
Affirm Press
Shortlisted
The Anti-Cool Girl
Harper Collins
Shortlisted