Entries for the 2020 Adelaide Festival Awards for Literature are now open and close on Wednesday 31 July 2019.
Entries for the Jill Blewett Playwright's Award will close on Friday 16 August 2019.
Books first published between 27 June 2017 and 26 June 2019 (inclusive) may be nominated. Books published overseas before 27 June 2017 may be eligible, provided their Australian release was after that date.
The Adelaide Festival Awards for Literature are presented by the South Australian Government and administered by the State Library of South Australia.
If you have any queries please contact:
AFAL Project Officer
Phone: (08) 8207 7258
Thirty-seven writers from around Australia were announced in the 2018 Adelaide Festival Awards for Literature.
Premier’s Award, and Fiction Award - $25,000 and $15,000
The Last Garden by Eva Hornung (SA) (Text Publishing)
Children’s Literature Award - $15,000
Dragonfly Song by Wendy Orr (NSW) (Allen & Unwin)
Young Adult Fiction Award - $15,000
My Sister Rosa by Justine Larbalestier (NSW) (Allen & Unwin)
John Bray Poetry Award - $15,000
Missing up by Pam Brown (NSW) (Vagabond Press)
Non-Fiction Award - $15,000
The Boy Behind the Curtain by Tim Winton (WA) (Penguin Books Australia)
Jill Blewett Playwright’s Award - $12,500
19 weeks by Emily Steel
Arts South Australia Wakefield Press Unpublished Manuscript Award - $10,000 + publication of the winning manuscript by Wakefield Press
A New Name for the Colour Blue by Annette Marner
The Barbara Hanrahan Fellowship - $15,000
The Max Fatchen Fellowship - $15,000
Tangkanungku Pintyanthi Fellowship - $15,000
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