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Winners of Australia’s only humour writing prize announced

Thursday 17 June 2021

Nakkiah Lui’s perceptive, surprising and laugh-out-loud play Black is the New White has won the $10,000 biennial Russell Prize for Humour Writing.

Winner of the NSW Aboriginal Creative Fellowship announced

Wednesday 9 June 2021

The Library is thrilled to announce Dr Bronwyn Bancroft as recipient of the Aboriginal Creative Fellowship.

Is there a corner store that holds a special place in your heart?

Monday 7 June 2021

Your corner store nomination might just make it into our next issue of Openbook magazine.

Welcome young writers!

Monday 7 June 2021

In a new collaboration with Sydney Story Factory and the National Aboriginal Sporting Chance Academy, the State Library is running a series of educational writing workshops for Aboriginal students from eight NSW high schools.

Shortlists announced for Australia’s only humour writing prize

Wednesday 26 May 2021

Selected from 48 entries, the shortlisted books for the 2021 Russell Prize for Humour Writing have just been announced.