Prime Minister's Literary Awards
Entries for 2013 Prime Minister's Literary Awards have now closed
Hundreds of entries were received across the six categories—fiction, non-fiction, Australian history, poetry, young adult fiction and children’s fiction. The judges are busy reading all the entries, and will make recommendations to the Prime Minister, who makes the final decision about shortlisted and winning entries. The shortlists and Award winners will be announced mid-2013.
About the Awards
The Prime Minister’s Literary Awards have been recognising excellence in Australian literature since 2008. In that time 108 books have been shortlisted and 18 books have won.
In 2013 the Prime Minister’s Literary Awards will shortlist and award winners across six categories:
Young adult fiction
The winner of each Award receives $80,000 tax free and shortlisted entries receive $5000 tax free.
The Prime Minister’s Literary Awards are the Australia’s richest literary prize.
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