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Inaugural Reader in Residence announced

Wednesday, 11 April 2018
Well-known author, journalist and broadcaster Caroline Baum has just been announced as the State Library’s Reader in Residence.

Ashurst Business Literature Prize

Monday 9 April 2018
2017 shortlist announced for Australia's most prestigious business literature prize.

Untold stories ready to be uncovered

Thursday 5 April 2018
The public can now access the untold stories behind Australia’s largest media company, with the release of the Fairfax Media Business Archive.

Put your name to a piece of Australia’s history

Tuesday 20 March 2018
The State Library is calling for public support to help conserve and digitise over 300 unique works of art.

Shortlists announced for 2018 NSW Premier’s Literary Awards

Monday, 19 March 2018
Contemporary works by leading and emerging Australian writers have been shortlisted for the 2018 NSW Premier's Literary Awards.

Miles Franklin’s long‐lost diary

Wednesday, 7 March 2018
The missing diary of Australian literary great Miles Franklin, discovered in a battered old family suitcase, will be donated to the State Library.

‘Great Expectations’

Wednesday, 7 February 2018
NSW State Librarian John Vallance announces Sydney’s first Charles Dickens international conference.

National Biography Award 2018

Tuesday 12 December 2017
Entries are now open for Australia’s richest prize for biographical writing and memoir.

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