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 Literature
Encouraging growth and development of Australian writing through the Lending Rights schemes.
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.
Literature Literature
Are you an author, creator or publisher who has released a book in the last five years? You may be eligible for lending rights.