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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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.
Literature Literature
To mark World Poetry Day, we’re taking a look at the work of the 2017 Prime Minister’s Literary Awards Poetry winner.
Literature Literature
Hear insights about Australian literature at a special author event featuring 2017 Prime Minister's Literary Award winners.

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