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2022 NSW Premier’s Literary Awards announced

The NSW Premier’s Literary Awards were announced tonight, with $295,000 presented across 12 prize categories.

At the awards ceremony the Minister for the Arts Hon Ben Franklin MLC said: “Literature is so important. It’s a diverse and thriving and central part of New South Wales' cultural life." 

According to Senior Judge Jane McCredie: The quality and inventiveness of Australian writing has never been more impressive. Our judges grappled with 750 written works presenting a rich array of genres and styles which explore everything from the major themes of our times to the most intimate details of what it is to be human.

All shortlisted and winning books are available to purchase from the Library Shop

See all winners