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National Biography Award shortlist announced

Wednesday 13 July 2022

The memoirs of Helen Garner, David Williamson AO, Amani Haydar and Lech Blaine, along with biographies of some of Australia’s best-known writers, have been shortlisted.

Mona Brand Award winners announced

Thursday 19 May 2022

First Nations theatre-maker Andrea James was awarded the $30,000 Mona Brand Award for Women Stage and Screen Writers.

NSW Premier’s Literary Awards announced

Monday 16 May 2022

A total of $295,000 awarded across 12 prize categories.

Find yourself in Sydney's iconic cultural spaces

Tuesday 1 March 2022

The State Library has teamed up with the Art Gallery of New South Wales, Australian Museum, Museum of Contemporary Art Australia, Powerhouse Museum and Sydney Living Museums to launch an uplifting new campaign to promote the rich and diverse cultural spaces Sydney has to offer.

Mitchell Library Reading Room is now open

Monday 28 February 2022

The transformation of the Mitchell Library Reading Room is complete!