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National Book Council Award for Australian Literature
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History

The National Book Council Award for Australian Literature was financed by the Literature Board of the Australia Council and later by The Book Printer. The prizes were shared between the writer and publisher. The criteria included  that each entry must have high literary merit and make an important contribution to Australian literature.

Notes

  • A literary award for books published in Australia instituted by the National Book Council and first awarded in 1974. The award was chiefly funded by the Australia Council. The award was presented annually until, and including, 1987. There was no award in 1986. In 1988 the awards became known as the NBC Banjo Awards. Some works not normally indexed by AustLit are included on the database in order to fully list Award recipients.

Latest Winners / Recipients

Year: 1987

Year: 1987

Year: 1987

Year: 1987

Year: 1987

Works About this Award

Literary Prizes 1987 single work criticism
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 7 November 1987; (p. 85)
Starters and Writers [Australian Book Review, February-March 1987] Mark Rubbo , 1987 single work criticism
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , February-March no. 88 1987; (p. 2)
Tom Keneally Points Way to Private-Funds Need 1986 single work interview
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 12 March 1986;
Dimitris Tsaloumas Barbara Hanrahan (interviewer), 1983 single work biography
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , November no. 56 1983; (p. 37-38)
Wanted : A Job for the National Book Council Michele Field , 1982 single work criticism
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 16 October 1982; (p. 33)
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