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2021 Colin Roderick Award Longlist announced

The longlisted books in a row on a shelf

Eureka! by Mark Wilson is the first children’s picture book to be longlisted for the Colin Roderick Award.

The award is one of Australia’s oldest literary awards and attracts an entry list larger and more diverse than any other literary prize in the country. This year, the award received 200 entries, which has been narrowed down to a longlist of fifteen.

Chair of judges Dr Leigh Dale said that the “longer-than-normal longlist” reflected both the quality of this year’s books, and the incredible range of entries that had impressed the four judges. Read more.

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An exposé of the Australian newspaper industry Paper Emperors: The Rise of Australia’s Newspaper Empires by Sally Young has won the 2020 Colin Roderick Literary Award, valued at $20,000. Read more.

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.