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2014 Prime Minister's Literary Awards Judges

The judging panel for the 2014 Prime Minister's Literary Awards has been announced.

The judging of the 2014 Prime Minister's Literary Awards is now underway.

The 15 members of this year's three judging panels will bring their vast experience, expertise and love of books to these prestigious awards.

The judging panel for the 2014 Prime Minister's Literary Awards are:

Fiction and Poetry
Ms Louise Adler AM (Chair)
Ms Margie Bryant
Mr Jamie Grant
Mr Robert Gray
Mr Les Murray AO
Non-fiction and History
Mr Gerard Henderson (Chair)
Mr Peter Coleman
Professor Ross Fitzgerald
Dr Ida Lichter
Dr Ann Moyal AM
Children's and Young Adults
Mr Mike Shuttleworth (Chair)
Dr Belle Alderman AM (Emeritus Professor)
Ms Kate Colley
Dr Mark MacLeod
Dr Irini Savvides

Australia's richest literary awards offer prizes of $80,000 tax free to the winner of each category and $5000 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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Awards contacts

Email: pmliteraryawards@arts.gov.au or

Phone: 1800 707 889.

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