Foundation for Australian Literary Studies

Foundation for Australian Literary Studies

NEWS: 'Robert Drewe’s The True Colour of the Sea wins 2019 Colin Roderick Literary Award'

Multi-award-winning author Robert Drewe has added the 2019 Colin Roderick Literary Award to his collection with his short story compilation, The True Colour of the Sea. Read more.

2020 Nominations now open

Nominations for the 2020 Colin Roderick Award are now open. Use the online form to nominate before 16 December 2019.

About The Foundation

The Foundation for Australian Literary Studies aims to foster the study and appreciation of Australian literature. The foundation is funded through the generosity of the late Professor Colin Roderick CBE.

The Foundation is a registered not-for-profit and is entirely dependent on subscriptions and donations from members and supporters. Contributions are actively sought from lovers of Australian Literature throughout Australia.

The Foundation is governed by a board of directors and is based at James Cook University, Townsville.


Key Dates

July 2020Nationwide2020 Roderick Award shortlist announced
14 September 2020Nationwide2020 Roderick Award nominations open
October 2020Nationwide & Townsville2020 Roderick Award Winner announced
11 December 2020Nationwide2021 Roderick Award nominations close