Prime Minister's Literary Awards

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Entries to the 2014 Prime Minister’s Literary Awards are now closed.

Australia’s richest literary awards offer prizes of $80,000 tax free to the winner of each category and $5,000 tax free to each shortlisted title.

In 2014 the Prime Minister's Literary Awards will be presented in six categories:

  • Fiction
  • Poetry
  • Non-fiction
  • Australian history
  • Young adult fiction
  • Children's fiction

About the Awards

The Prime Minister's Literary Awards have been recognising excellence in Australian literature since 2008. In that time 137 books have been shortlisted and 24 books have won.

The Prime Minister's Literary Awards recognise and reward excellence in Australian literature and history.

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.

Three judging panels will soon be announced to judge the entries and recommend shortlists and winners for each of the six Awards.

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