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The Library’s vibrant awards program continues to bring together writers and readers to celebrate and promote excellence in literature and history.  

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National Biography Award


Total prize money $42,000.

Winner announced on 6 August 2018. 

NSW Premier's History Awards


Total prize money $75,000.

Shortlists announced on 9 August 2018.

Winners announced on 31 August 2018.

NSW Premier's Literary Awards


Total prize money $295,000. 

Winners were announced on 30 April 2018. 

Mona Brand Award for Women Stage and Screen Writers


Total prize money $40,000.

Nominations closed.

Winners announced on 23 October 2018. 

Ashurst Business Literature Prize


Total prize money $30,000.

Winner announced. 


Awards in association with the State Library of NSW

Miles Franklin Award

Annual award of $60,000

Nita B. Kibble Literary Awards

Biennial award of $30,000.

Dobbie Literary Award

Biennial award of $5,000