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message 1: by Mandapanda (last edited Aug 14, 2010 10:36AM) (new)

Mandapanda I thought it might be interesting to have a list of the Literary Awards available in Australia. These links will take you to winners and nominees in many genres of the best Australian fiction and non-fiction. Please add any Awards you know of.

Miles Franklin Literary Award

The Prime Minister's Literary Awards (multiple genres)

The KOALA's, Kids Own Australian Literature Awards

Australian Indies

Adelaide Festival Literary Awards

The Bilby Awards

The Children’s Book Council of Australia Awards

The Australian Book Industry Awards (ABIA) or The Australian Book Industry Awards (ABIA) (multiple genres)

The Aurealis Awards (Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror)

The Australian Christian Book of the Year Awards

The Australian/Vogel Literary Award (Australia's richest and most prestigious award for an unpublished manuscript by a writer under the age of thirty-five)

The Barbara Jefferis Award (offered annually for “the best novel written by an Australian author that depicts women and girls in a positive way or otherwise empowers the status of women and girls in society)

The Romantic Book of the Year Awards (RUBY‘S)

The Ned Kelly Awards (The Neddies) (Australia's leading literary awards for crime writing in both the crime fiction and true crime genres)

The Stanner Award (The best published contribution to Australian Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Studies)

The National Biography Award (Australian)

The Bruce Dawe National Poetry Prize

The Dorothea MacKellar Poetry Awards

The Australian Poetry Slam Awards

To learn how to add links like the ones above click here

message 2: by Dee-Ann (new)

Dee-Ann | 644 comments sorry could not work out how to add links, but we have the Northern Territory Literary Awards in which info cane be found at

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