NSW Premier’s Literary Awards Shortlists 2019

The NSW Premier’s Literary Awards shortlists for 2019 have now been announced.

Administered by the State Library of NSW, these annual awards honour distinguished achievement by Australian writers.

The 2019 shortlists are:


CHRISTINA STEAD PRIZE FOR FICTION


DOUGLAS STEWART PRIZE FOR NON-FICTION


KENNETH SLESSOR PRIZE FOR POETRY


ETHEL TURNER PRIZE FOR YOUNG PEOPLE’S LITERATURE


PATRICIA WRIGHTSON PRIZE FOR CHILDREN’S LITERATURE


MULTICULTURAL NSW AWARD


UTS GLENDA ADAMS AWARD FOR NEW WRITING


Shortlists were also announced for prizes in playwriting, scriptwriting and literary translation.

This year’s total prize money, including sponsored awards and the People’s Choice Award, is up to $305,000. The winners of the 10 award categories will be announced on 29 April 2019, and will go on to contest the overall Book of the Year.

Please visit the State Library of NSW website for more information.

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