Creative Australia has just announced the winners of the Prime Minister’s Literary Awards (PMLA) at the National Library of Australia in Canberra.
The Awards are the richest literary prize in the country, with a tax-free prize pool of $600,000 in acknowledgement of the literary excellence of Australian writers and illustrators. A total of 643 entries were received across six literary categories: Fiction, Non-fiction, Young Adult Literature, Children’s Literature, Poetry and Australian History. Each category winner receives $80,000. The Awards shortlistees, announced on 25 October, have each received a prize of $5000.