Awards & prizes
Celebrating Kate Grenville
Due to extreme weather warnings for Melbourne, this event will be rescheduled for early 2018. The Australia Council for the Arts, the Wheeler Centre and Kate Grenville are terribly sorry for the inconvenience.
For more than three decades, Kate Grenville has trained a piercing, probing eye on Australian lives, myths and histories. As one of Australia’s most celebrated writers, Grenville…
The Next Big Thing
Most Underrated Book Award Edition
Have you ever felt that The Next Big Thing should’ve been … well, bigger?
Australia’s small publishers are right there with you. Each year, the Small Press Network’s Most Underrated Book Award celebrates independently published titles that didn’t receive the attention they deserved. Previously, the award has been given to books such as The Cook by Wayne Macauley, A Wrong…
Wheeler Centre Hot Desk Fellowships 2017: Introducing the Fellows (round three)
Get to know the writers and projects from our third round of 2017 Wheeler Centre Hot Desk Fellowships.
Wheeler Centre Hot Desk Fellowships 2017: Introducing the Fellows (round two)
Today, we welcome a fresh cohort of Wheeler Centre Hot Desk Fellows to the building. Find out about the projects and writers of our second intake for 2017.
Wheeler Centre Hot Desk Fellowships 2017: Introducing the Fellows (round one)
Our Hot Desk Fellowships are back. Find out who's been selected, and take a peek at the projects the first intake will be working on.
Brilliant Careers: Five Years of the Stella Prize
Now in its fifth year, the Stella Prize is an award associated with some of Australia’s best writers. Past winners include Carrie Tiffany and Charlotte Wood, and shortlists over the years have included Hannah Kent, Maxine Beneba Clarke and Ellen Van Neerven – each a testament to the range and depth of talent in women’s writing in Australia. The Stella…
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Booksellers Sound the Gong
The Age reports today on Anh Do’s awards win at last night’s Australian Booksellers' Association awards night. The report notes Do was named newcomer of the year, his memoir The Happiest Refugee (for which a Russell Crowe-backed movie has been mooted) was the industry’s book of the year. Do shared the biography of the year gong with Paul Kelly’s How to Make Gravy.
A VPLA Judge Reports by Anna Ryan-Punch
And the books shortlisted for the Victorian Premier’s Literary Awards YA Prize are:
Raw Blue by Kirsty Eagar
Swerve by Phillip GwynneBeatle Meets Destiny by Gabrielle Williams
Phew. I don’t have to keep my mouth shut any more! Except about the winner, of course, but that’s easier somehow. It’s just a cosy little one-book secret, rather than a big rambling three-book secret. I…
2011 Prime Minister’s Literary Awards Shortlists Announced
Arts minister Simon Crean has announced the 2011 Prime Minister’s Literary Awards shortlists. Congratulations to all shortlisted authors.Non-fiction shortlist: Sydney, Delia Falconer How To Make Gravy, Paul Kelly The Party, Richard McGregor The Hard Light of Day, Rod Moss Claude Levi-Strauss: The Poet in the Laboratory, Patrick Wilcken Fiction shortlist: Traitor, Stephen Daisley Notorious, Roberta Lowing …
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