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The awards include ten national prizes for outstanding books by Australian writers, illustrators and creators, two unpublished manuscripts awards – the Glendower Award for an Emerging Queensland Writer and the David Unaipon Award for an Emerging Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander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 2019 finalists.
View the shortlist here.
The winners will be announced at the awards ceremony at State Library of Queensland on 12 November.
Congratulations to the Queensland Literary Award finalists!
Congratulations to the eight finalists in the running for The Courier-Mail People's Choice Queensland Book of the Year Award.
Meet the 2019 judges.
Look back on the 2018 winners and finalists.
Celebrate the success of Queensland Writers Fellowship recipients.
Read the latest media releases
Stay up to date with the 2019 program by following the Queensland Literary Awards on Facebook and Twitter.
To contact the State Library of Queensland about the Queensland Literary Awards, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.