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Prime Minister’s Literary Awards

Funder:  Federal – Communications

Grant Background:
The Prime Minister’s Literary Awards (the Awards) is an annual program which accepts books published in the previous calendar year. The Awards celebrate the contribution of Australian literature and history to the nation’s cultural and intellectual life.

The Awards play an important role in supporting a national appreciation of Australian literature. Entries are sought for books of high literary merit, and in the case of Australian history, scholarly accomplishment.

The Australian history category recognises outstanding work that contributes significantly to an understanding of Australian history.

They provide acknowledgement and prizes to the authors and illustrators that have published the best works of Australian literature each year.

The Awards are administered through an open competitive process. Awards are presented in six categories; fiction, non-fiction, young adult literature, children’s literature, poetry and Australian history.

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