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

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NSW Premier's Literary Awards


Total prize money in 2019 is up to $305,000. 


NSW Premier's History Awards


Total prize money $75,000.

Winners announced on 31 August 2018.

National Biography Award


Total prize money $42,000.

Winner announced on 6 August 2018. 

Mona Brand Award for Women Stage and Screen Writers


Total prize money $40,000.

Nominations closed.

Winners announced on 30 October 2018. 

Ashurst Business Literature Prize


Total prize money $30,000.

Winner announced. 


Awards in association with the State Library of NSW

Miles Franklin Award

Annual award of $60,000

Nita B. Kibble Literary Awards

Biennial award of $30,000.

Dobbie Literary Award

Biennial award of $5,000