2022 Victorian Premier’s Literary Awards
The Victorian Premier’s Literary Awards were inaugurated by the Victorian Government in 1985 to honour literary achievement by Australian writers. The awards are administered by the Wheeler Centre on behalf of the Premier of Victoria.
The winners of the main suite of awards – the prizes for Fiction, Non-Fiction, Drama, Poetry, Award for Indigenous Writing and Writing for Young Adults – each receive $25,000. The winner of the Award for an Unpublished Manuscript receives $15,000.
The winners of the six main suite categories go on to contest the overall Victorian Prize for Literature, worth an additional $100,000. This is the single most valuable literary award in the country.
The winner of the People’s Choice Award will be named alongside the general category winners, and will receive $2,000.
The winners will be announced at an awards ceremony on Thursday 3 February 2022, and you can tune in to the live-stream of the awards right here on our website. Take a look at the list of winners and the shortlist here.