Entries for the 2019 Premier’s Literary Prizes are now open
The Premier’s Literary Prizes celebrate Tasmanian writers and Tasmanian stories. Previous winners include the highly-acclaimed Heather Rose, Richard Flanagan, Kathryn Lomer, Robert Dessaix and Erin Hortle.
The 2019 Premier’s Literary Prizes:
- Tasmania Book Prize ($25 000) – best book with Tasmanian content in any genre.
- 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- University of Tasmania Prize ($5 000) – best unpublished literary work by an emerging Tasmanian writer.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.
To be eligible for the Tasmania Book Prize and the Margaret Scott Prize, books must have been published between 1 April 2017 and 30 April 2019.
The prizes are delivered by Arts Tasmania with support from the University of Tasmania and anonymous private philanthropists.
For more information see www.tasmanianartsguide.com.au/plp
Entries close Thursday, 27 June 2019