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2017 Premier's Literary Prizes

Entries for the 2017 Premier’s Literary Prizes will open on Wednesday, 15 February 2017 and close on Monday, 3 April 2017.

Books published between 1 April 2015 and 31 March 2017 will be eligible for the book prizes.

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The prizes

Tasmania Book Prize

For best book with Tasmanian content in any genre.

This award is supported by the Tasmanian Government.

Margaret Scott Prize

For best book by a Tasmanian writer.

This award is supported by the University of Tasmania.

University of Tasmania Prize

For the best new unpublished literary work by an emerging Tasmanian writer.

This award is supported by the University of Tasmania.

Tasmanian Young Writer's Fellowship

This award is supported by private philanthropists and is awarded to a young writer (aged 30 years and under).