Media Centre For more detailed information, images and interviews please contact: Media & Communications Recent media releases Subject Show AllAwardsFellowshipsExhibitionsLibrary CouncilMinisterial media releasesAcquisitions and rare documentsRecent media storiesServicesState LibrarianShow AllAwardsFellowshipsExhibitionsLibrary CouncilMinisterial media releasesAcquisitions and rare documentsRecent media storiesServicesState Librarian Subject Search Reset All Inaugural Reader in Residence announced Recent media stories 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 Awards Monday 9 April 2018 2017 shortlist announced for Australia's most prestigious business literature prize. Untold stories ready to be uncovered Recent media stories 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 Recent media stories 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 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 Acquisitions and rare documents 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’ State Librarian Wednesday, 7 February 2018 NSW State Librarian John Vallance announces Sydney’s first Charles Dickens international conference. National Biography Award 2018 Awards Tuesday 12 December 2017 Entries are now open for Australia’s richest prize for biographical writing and memoir. Show more Past media releases Media Releases - 2015 Media Releases - 2014 Media Releases - 2013 Media Releases - 2012 Media kit Library Experts Are you looking for an expert to interview? Browse our expert profiles.