2013 NSW Premier’s Literary Awards:  Shortlist Review Roundup

2013 NSW Premier’s Literary Awards: Shortlist Review Roundup

Congratulations to all shortlistees for the 2013 NSW Premier’s Literary Awards. Total prize money for the awards, including sponsored awards, is up to $315,000. The winners of this year’s awards will be announced on 19 May as part of the Sydney Writers’ Festival. What...
Stella Prize Shortlist Roundup

Stella Prize Shortlist Roundup

The inaugural Stella Prize winner will be announced tonight and in case you missed the timely discussion on Radio National about The Culture of Prize Giving, you can catch up here. Sophie Cunningham (Chair of the Stella Prize), Stuart Glover (Chair of the Queensland...
Awards Madness! Children’s Books in the shortlists

Awards Madness! Children’s Books in the shortlists

April is a busy month for award-watching: the inaugural Stella Prize is announced on April 16, longlists for the Kibble & Dobbie Awards were released, along with those for the the NSW Premier’s Literary Awards and, for those of us with a specific interest in...
Miles Franklin Longlist Announced/Review Roundup

Miles Franklin Longlist Announced/Review Roundup

The Miles Franklin Award longlist was announced on Tuesday and it’s wonderful to see eight out of the ten longlisted books are by women writers — yay and dare I say it’s about time! The longlist is: Floundering (Romy Ash, Text) Lola Bensky (Lily Brett, Hamish...
Inaugural Stella Prize Shortlist Announced

Inaugural Stella Prize Shortlist Announced

Congratulations to all those on the first ever Stella Prize shortlist which was announced yesterday! Chair of the judges Kerryn Goldsworthy said: In choosing a shortlist of six books from the longlist of twelve, the judges concentrated on picking the six we thought...