Front row: Alison Whittaker, Melissa Lucashenko, Ellen van Neerven
Middle row: Ella Jeffery, Lindsay Simpson, Claire Christian
Back row: Rhiannon Ratcliffe Wilde, Emily O’Grady, Sarah Holland-Batt, Jaclyn Moriarty, Debra Adelaide, Karen Foxlee, Mary Hoban, Carrie Tiffany
Absent: Mez Breeze
Congratulations to the 2019 Queensland Literary Awards winners and finalists announced at State Library of Queensland on 12 November.
The Queensland Literary Awards celebrate and promote outstanding Australian writers. State Library of Queensland proudly manages the awards in collaboration with sponsors, industry partners and the writing community.
The 2019 awards offer a total prize pool of $253,500.
The awards include ten national prizes for outstanding books by Australian writers, illustrators and creators, two unpublished manuscripts awards – the Glendower Award for an Emerging Queensland Writer and the David Unaipon Award for an Emerging Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Writer, and development awards for Queensland writers – two Queensland Premier's Young Publishers and Writers Awards and three Queensland Writers Fellowships.
Congratulations to the Queensland Literary Award winners and finalists!
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Congratulations to the 2018 Queensland Literary Award winners and finalists!
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The Glendower Award for an Emerging Queensland Writer is supported by Jenny Summerson through the Queensland Library Foundation.
A Queensland Writers Fellowship is supported by the Hocking Mackie Family through the Queensland Library Foundation.