The shortlists for the 2021 NSW Premier’s Literary Awards have just been announced.
NSW Premier, The Hon. Gladys Berejiklian MP, said: “For more than four decades, the Premier’s Literary Awards in NSW have given vital support and encouragement to our literary culture. After more than a year of COVID-19, we could all use an added dose of inspiration during these challenging times. I congratulate every writer who entered and particularly those who have been named on the shortlist.”
According to State Librarian John Vallance: “You can’t guarantee good writing just by giving generous prizes, but there’s no doubt that it helps a lot. The NSW Premier’s Awards continue to attract and encourage the best writing in Australia. I encourage you all to buy these books and read them before the judges announce their final decisions.”