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National Biography Award

National Biography Award

CONGRATULATIONS to Ann-Marie Priest whose biography of poet Gwen Harwood, My Tongue is My Own (La Trobe University Press/Black Inc) has won the 2023 National Biography Award.

The judges were unanimous that My Tongue Is My Own is “the book Gwen Harwood deserves,” a substantial work peppered with literary scandal and mischief. They praised Priest’s “scholarship and analysis”, “perceptive understanding of an elusive subject” and “creative approach.”

National Biography Award

Congratulations to Ann-Marie Priest!

Her biography of poet Gwen Harwood, My Tongue is my Own (La Trobe University Press in conjunction with Black Inc, 2022) has been shortlisted for the National Biography Award.

The winner will be announced in August.

Mark & Evette Moran Nib Literary Award

Congratulations to Ann-Marie Priest.!

Her biography of Gwen Harwood, My Tongue is My Own (La Trobe University Press, 2022) has been long-listed for the 2022 Mark & Evette Moran Nib Literary Award.

The shortlist will be announced on 27th September.

Winners will be announced on 16th November.


Congratulations to Kathy George

HarperCollins has acquired two novels by Kathy in a two-book deal. The first, Estella will be published in 2023 and the second, as yet untitled, novel will be published in 2024. Both titles will issue under the Harlequin imprint of HarperCollins.

2020 Davitt Awards

Congratulations to Carmel Bird and to Katherine Kovacic for being long-listed for the Sisters in Crime Davitt Awards 2020. Carmel for her latest novel, Field of Poppies (Transit Lounge) and Katherine for her second Alex Clayton art mystery, Painting in the Shadows (Echo Publishing).

The shortlist will be announced in July.

Ned Kelly Awards Shortlist

Congratulations to Katherine Kovacic. The Portrait of Molly Dean is short-listed in the Best First Fiction category of the Ned Kelly Awards 2019. The winners of all categories will be announced on Friday 6th September ahead of the BAD Sydney Crime Writers Festival.


Cover reveal – Carmel Bird’s new novel!

Isn’t this the most beautiful cover. Field of Poppies by Carmel Bird is to be published in November 2019 by Transit Lounge.

Authors up Close

Authors up Close presents Katherine Kovacic in conversation with Deb Wain on Sunday 28th July at 2.00 pm.

Venue: Palling Bros Brewery, 168 High Street, Heathcote, Victoria 3523.


Congratulations again

Congratulations again to Eliza Henry Jones. Her YA novel, P is for Pearl has been long-listed for the ABIA (Australian Book Industry Awards) Book of the Year in the category ‘For Older Children, Ages 13 +’.

The shortlist for all categories will be announced on 11th April, 2019 and the winners at the Awards Night on 2nd May.