Shortlists for the 2019 Western Australian Premier's Book Awards have been announced. The Awards are intended to support, develop and recognise excellence in writing, and the $60,000 Western Australian Writer's Fellowship is one of the most valuable awards in Australian arts. The winners of the 2019 Premier's Book Awards will be announced in August 2020 at the State Library of Western Australia. During the event, a new inductee will be welcomed into the WA Writers Hall of Fame. The Daisy Utemorrah Award for Unpublished Indigenous Junior and Young Adult Fiction is open to Indigenous writers from across Australia.
For information about the awards, go to the State Library of Western Australia's website at http://www.slwa.wa.gov.au
The Premier's Prize for an Emerging Writer ($15,000)