The Prime Minister's Literary Awards celebrate outstanding literary talent in Australia and the valuable contribution Australian literature and history makes to the nation's cultural and intellectual life.

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Literature Literature
If you had a work published or released during 2018 you may be eligible to enter this year’s Awards.
Literature Literature
Six diverse titles have been recognised at the 2018 Prime Minister’s Literary Awards ceremony.
Literature Literature
The 2018 Prime Minister’s Literary Awards shortlists have been announced.
Literature Literature
All Australians are encouraged to stop what they are doing today, pick up a book and read—for just one hour.

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