PM's Literary Awards

Australian Government. 2016 Prime Minister's Literary Awards. Applications now closed.

About the Awards

The Prime Minister's Literary Awards have been recognising and rewarding excellence in Australian literature since 2008.

Categories are:

  • fiction
  • poetry
  • non-fiction
  • Australian history
  • young adult fiction
  • children's fiction.

These Awards play an important role in celebrating the outstanding literary talent in Australia and the valuable contribution Australian literature and history makes to the nation's cultural and intellectual life.

The winner of each award category receives a prize of $80,000 tax free and each shortlisted title receives $5,000 tax free.

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