The Adelaide Festival Awards for Literature are presented by the South Australian Government and administered by the State Library of South Australia.
All 2020 award nomination categories are now closed. Thank you to all who applied.
Winners will be announced during the Adelaide Writers Week, 29 February to 5 March 2020.
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.
The following winners were announced in a special ceremony at Adelaide Writers’ Week on Saturday 3 March, as part of the 2018 Adelaide Festival.
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Arts South Australia Wakefield Press Unpublished Manuscript Award - $10,000 + publication of the winning manuscript by Wakefield Press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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