The winner's ceremony is an important part of the Prime Minister's Literary Awards and provides recognition and acknowledgement to the shortlisted authors, poets, illustrators and historians. It is an opportunity to celebrate and bring our talented authors together from across the nation.
This year we have encountered many challenges navigating everyday life in a COVID safe way. Thankfully we have the opportunity to host a small in person event and to share this moment with you live!
Join us at 8am, Thursday 10 December to find out who the winners are for 2020 as they are revealed!
We congratulate everyone selected for this year's shortlist of 30 books offering us a selection of thoughtful, inspiring and entertaining books to help us momentarily escape and seek knowledge.
Meet the judges!
Fourteen experts make up the judging panels which consist of experienced writers, publishers, journalists, poets, editors and academics bringing their various strengths to the panel discussions. We thank our departing judges from 2019 for the time and passion they dedicated to the Awards. We welcome back our long standing judges and chairs, and greet our new judges who bring diversity and richness to each panel.