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Queensland Literary Awards Winners Announced

Queensland Literary Awards Winners Announced

Real life events explored through both non-fiction and fiction were revealed as winners at the 2018 Queensland Literary Awards.

Queensland Premier's Award for a work of State Significance
Awarded to an outstanding work, by an Australian writer, focused on documenting, discussing or highlighting a uniquely Queensland story.
Prize: $25,000
We'll Show the World: Expo 88  by Jackie Ryan

Queensland Premier's Young Publishers and Writers Awards
Awarded to two  outstanding Queensland writers up to 30 years of age.
Prize: two awards of $10,000 plus career development support to the value of $2,500 each
Anna Jacobson
Bri Lee - Listen to our podcast with Bri here

The University of Queensland Fiction Book Award
Awarded to an outstanding work of fiction by an Australian writer.
Prize: $15,000
Taboo by Kim Scott

The University of Queensland Non-Fiction Book Award
Awarded to an outstanding work of non-fiction by an Australian writer.
Prize: $15,000
Tracker by Alexis Wright

Griffith University Children’s Book Award
Awarded to a work, suitable for children up to 12 years old, by an Australian writer.
Prize: $15,000
The Elephant by Peter Carnavas

Griffith University Young Adult Book Award
Awarded to a work, suitable for young adults aged 13 to 19, by an Australian writer.
Prize: $15,000
In the Dark Spaces by Cally Black

University of Southern Queensland Short Story Collection – Steele Rudd Award
Awarded to an outstanding collection of short stories by an Australian writer.
Prize: $10,000
Pulse Points by Jennifer Down