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This award was previously known as the Writers' Emeritus Award. It was re-named in 2012 as the Australia Council Award for Lifetime Achievement in Literature. The award was not presented in 2014.
'The $50,000 award is presented annually to recognise "the achievements of eminent writers who have made outstanding and lifelong contributions to Australian literature". In previous years, the award was called the Australia Council for the Arts' Writers' Emeritus Award.'
Source: Australia Council website, http://www.australiacouncil.gov.au/
Keneally Collects His Sweetest Award of AllStephen Romei,
2015single work column — Appears in:
The Australian,9 March2015;(p. 3)'TOM Keneally has received the highest accolades in his 50-year writing career, including the Booker Prize and two Miles Franklins, but he judges the latest, an Australia Council lifetime achievement award, the sweetest of all.'