Ahead of this weekend’s announcement of the Australian/Vogel’s Literary Award shortlist, Colin Dray recounts his experience being shortlisted for the Vogel’s Award, and how he found his debut novel Sign getting published despite not winning.… Read the rest
Congratulations to Marija Peričić, winner of the 2017 Australian/Vogel’s Literary Award with her debut novel The Lost Pages! Marija’s goes home with the $20,000 prize of Australia’s oldest and most prestigious award for an unpublished manuscript, with her book in shops this week.… Read the rest
Congratulations to Katherine Brabon, winner of the 2016 Australian/Vogel’s Literary Award with her debut novel The Memory Artist!
Katherine goes home with a copy of her newly published novel, along with a cheque for $20,000 thanks to the generosity of Vogel’s and the Stevns family who in 1980 founded the award, Australia’s richest and most prestigious award for an unpublished manuscript.… Read the rest
We’re overjoyed that Charlotte Wood has won The Stella Prize with her remarkable novel The Natural Way of Things. Our staff have been HUGE supporters of this book since it first landed on our desks, reviewers and readers swiftly followed suit, and the discussions haven’t stopped and look unlikely to do so anytime soon.… Read the rest
In a super busy week for awards announcements, we’ve had shortlists for the NSW Premier’s Literary Awards, the REAL awards, the International Dublin Literary Awards, the Man Booker International Prize and the Australian Book Design Awards, as well as the longlist for the Kibble awards while the Miles Franklin Award longlists were also announced last week – here’s our roundup of significant nominees!… Read the rest
Margo Lanagan shares great insights into what makes (or breaks) an award winning manuscript, from her unique personal experience as both an unsuccessful Vogel’s Literary Award entrant and then, later, as an award winning author and Vogel’s Award judge.… Read the rest
We were delighted to find at the NSW Premier’s History Awards on Friday that both our shortlisted books were named winners. The Lost Legions of Fromelles by Peter Barton joint winner of the First World War History Prize, while Babette Smith’s The Luck of the Irish took out the NSW Community and Regional History Prize.… Read the rest