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

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Lending Rights

Australian book publishers or creators—authors, compilers, editors, illustrators and translators—can be compensated for the loss of income through the free multiple use of their work in Australian public and educational lending libraries.

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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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If you are an author, creator or publisher who has released a book in the last 5 years you may be eligible for lending rights.
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Submit your entry into one of the 6 categories today!
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Highlights from this year’s #PMLitAwards ceremony.
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Discover more about the titles shortlisted for the Prime Minister’s Literary Awards today.