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The Library’s vibrant awards program continues to bring together writers and readers to celebrate and promote excellence in literature and history.  

Contact us for more information. 

NSW Premier's History Awards


Total prize money $75,000. 

Entries closed. 

Winners to be announced on 1 September.

NSW Premier's Literary Awards


Total prize money is $310,000. 

Entries for the 2017 Awards have closed.  Winners will be announced in May 2017.

Awards in association with the State Library of NSW

Miles Franklin Award

Annual award of $60,000

Nita B. Kibble Literary Awards

Annual award of $30,000.

Dobbie Literary Award

Annual award of $5,000