Entries for the 2017 Premier’s Literary Prizes are now open
The Premier's Literary Prizes celebrate Tasmanian stories and writers. Some of the previous winners include: Quentin Beresford, Richard Flanagan, James Boyce, Rohan Wilson, Katherine Johnson and Kathryn Lomer.
The Premier’s Literary Prizes include:
- Tasmania Book Prize ($25 000) – best book with Tasmanian content in any genre. This award recognises the influence Tasmania has had on content or perspective.
- Margaret Scott Prize ($5 000) – best book by a Tasmanian writer.
- University of Tasmania Prize ($5 000) –best unpublished literary work by an emerging Tasmanian writer.
- Tasmanian Young Writer’s Fellowship ($5 000) – recognising a young Tasmanian writer aged 30 or under.
Books entered for the Tasmania Book Prize and the Margaret Scott Prize must have been published between 1 April 2015 and 31 March 2017.
Judges for the 2017 Premier’s Literary Prizes include: Professor Hamish Maxwell-Stewart, Professor Lucy Frost, Ms Victoria Ryle, Ms Anica Boulanger-Mashberg and Ms Melanie Tait.
The prizes are delivered by Arts Tasmania with support from the University of Tasmania and private philanthropists.
Entries for the 2017 Premier’s Literary Prizes close on 3 April 2017.
For more information, eligibility criteria and entry forms visit: www.arts.tas.gov.au/plp