Australian literature is vital to our cultural and intellectual life and communicating Australian stories. We support the work of writers and celebrate their achievements.

Prime Minister's Literary Awards

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
Prime Minister Malcom Turnbull and Minister for the Arts Mitch Fifield have announced the shortlist for the 2017 Prime Minister...
Literature
The report shows more than $22 million was paid to over 17,500 claimants through the Public Lending Right and Educational...
Literature
Entries are now closed for this year’s Prime Minister’s Literary Awards.
Literature
Claims for 2017–18 lending rights payments need to be lodged by 31 March 2017.