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'Blazing talent’ Kate Mulvany wins top prize for women playwrights

Friday 18 September 2020

Hailed by the judges as a ‘blazing talent’, stage and screen writer/actor Kate Mulvany has won the coveted Mona Brand Award for 2020 – Australia’s only prize for women stage and screen writers.

New podcast unearths 101-year-old pandemic stories

Monday 7 September 2020
The State Library’s new podcast The Gatherings Order.

14-year-old Balmain boy dies from world's deadliest virus!

Friday 4 September 2020
Rare first-hand accounts of the deadly 1918-19 influenza pandemic in new display.  

Winners announced for NSW Premier’s History Awards

Friday 4 September 2020

A total of $75,000 in prize money was awarded as part of the official launch of NSW History Week.

Call for nominations

Monday 31 August 2020 
NSW Premier’s Literary Awards 2021 entries open.

Unlikely biography on former PM wins nation’s richest prize for life writing

Friday 28 August 2020

Patrick Mullins’s Tiberius with a Telephone: The Life and Stories of William McMahon (Scribe Publications) claimed this year’s $25,000 National Biography Award.

Mr Archimedes and friends move into NSW State Library

Monday 24 August 2020
State Library acquires Pamela Allen’s extraordinary archive.

NSW State Library brings World Press Photo to Sydney for 20th year

Monday 10 August 2020
The State Library of NSW will reopen its eastern galleries this Saturday 15 August.

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