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November 16, 2018

Prizes and Awards:

There’s some exciting news about some much-loved 2018 titles, as well as updates about some great new books to add to our to-be-read pile (which, we know, is growing taller with each passing day).

UWAP announces 2019 Dorothy Hewett Award shortlist

UWA Publishing has announced the shortlist for its 2019 Dorothy Hewett Award.

The award is open to all writers who have completed a manuscript and are seeking publication. The work must be either fiction, narrative nonfiction or poetry, and is open to hybrid genres such as verse, novels or memoirs. The winner receives a generous prize of $10,000 (courtesy of Copywright Agency), as well as a publishing contract with UWA Publishing.

You can read the full shortlist here.

Deborah Cass 2018 prize shortlist announced

The shortlist for Writers Victoria’s Deborah Cass Prize for emerging writers from migrant backgrounds has been announced.

The prize, which is awarded to unpublished migrant writers, will be presented by literary editor and journalist Jonathan Green on Wednesday, 5th of December

With a total of 91 entries from around Australia, the winner will be chosen from a shortlist of nine entries, and will receive $3000, as well as a three-month mentorship with an established writer. Additionally, Black Inc will consider the resulting manuscript for publication.

You can view the full shortlist here.

Voss Literary Prize 2018 shortlist announced

The 2018 Voss literary Prize shortlist has been announced.

Now in its fourth year, the Voss Literary Prize is awarded to the best novel published in Australia in the previous year, and commemorates historian, Vivian Robert Le Vaux Voss.

Chosen from a longlist announced in September, the winner will be announced on the 6th of December, and will receive a prize of $6000.

You can read the full shortlist here.


Authors announced for 2019 Perth Festival Writers Week

The first line-up of authors and events for the 2019 Perth Festival Writers Week (18-24 February), has been announced.

Notable guests include Monica McInerney, Kate Morton, Anna Funder, Markus Zusak, Liz Byrski, and David Malouf.

The theme of the week is ‘Our Imagined Selves,’ exploring ‘why your story is part of every story,’ with panelists discussing narratives of identity and family.

The full program will be released on 10 January, but until then you can read more about the event here.

That’s it for the week. Keep an eye on our Facebook page for future bookish news bulletins. Happy reading!


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