Kevin Hart will deliver the 2009 Blaiklock Memorial Lecture, speaking on the singularity and immanence in the work of Robert Gray: ‘Only This: Reading Robert Gray’

Thursday 16 July
Woolley Common Room, John Woolley Building A20
Science Road, The University of Sydney
6.00 for 6.30pm

RSVP for catering: eileen.corrigan@usyd.edu.au

Ali Cobby Eckermann awarded 2017 Windham-Campbell prize

Indigenous poet Ali Cobby Eckermann has won the 2017 Windham-Campbell award for poetry. She has said that the prize money, which totals A$215,000, is 'going to change my life completely'. Of Eckermann, the Windham-Campbell Prize website states: 'Through song and...

Fiona Wright wins 2016 Queensland Literary Non-fiction Award

Fiona Wright has been awarded The University of Queensland Non-fiction Book Award for Small Acts of Disappearance: Essays on Hunger. Her collection of essays has also recently won the Kibble Literary Award and was shortlisted for the Stella Prize. Of Small Acts of...

Lucy Dougan wins the 2016 WA Premier’s Poetry Award

The Guardians by Lucy Dougan has won the Western Australia Premier's Award in the poetry category. The award ceremony took place at the State Library of Western Australia on 3 October. Of the poetry collection, the judges said: 'Seemingly simple, actually very dense...

Alexis Wright wins the 2016 Kate Challis Award for The Swan Book

Alexis Wright has won the 2016 Kate Challis Award with her novel, The Swan Book. In their citation the judges noted: 'Alexis Wright’s The Swan Book is a sprawling, magnificent achievement, a remarkable imaginative vision of Australia as it was and is, and will be. Set...

Fiona Wright winner of $30 000 Kibble Literary Award

We are excited to announce that Fiona Wright has won the 2016 Nita B Kibble Literary Award for her collection of essays, Small Acts of Disappearance. The Award, which is worth $30 000, celebrates female writers and their impact on life writing. The judges said: “With...

Fiona Wright Shortlisted for the Kibble Award

We’re delighted that Fiona Wright has been shortlisted for the Kibble Award for Established Writers for her essay collection Small Acts of Disappearance. Established in 1994, the Kibble Awards recognise Australian female literary talent in honour of Nita Kibble, the...

Giramondo Authors Shortlisted for NSW Premier’s Literary Awards

We are delighted to have so many authors shortlisted for this year’s NSW Premier’s Literary Awards.   Christina Stead Prize for Fiction Lisa Gorton The Life of Houses Douglas Stewart Prize for Non-fiction Fiona Wright Small Acts of Disappearance Kenneth Slessor Prize...

Fiona Wright Shortlisted for the Stella Prize

We’re thrilled that Fiona Wright’s Small Acts of Disappearancehas been shortlisted for the Stella Prize. The judges say: ‘Small Acts of Disappearance is a collection of essays on anorexia, a disorder as disturbing as it is mysterious, even to its own sufferers....

Queensland Literary Awards Shortlistings

We are delighted to have two authors shortlisted for the Queensland Literary Awards. Lucy Dougan's The Guardians has been shortlisted for the Judith Wright Calanthe Poetry Prize and Nicholas Jose's Bapo has been shortlisted for the Steele Rudd Short Story Prize. For...

Felicity Castagna chosen for IBBY Australia Honour List

We're thrilled that Felicity Castagna's The Incredible Here and Now has been chosen at IBBY Australia's Honour Book for Writing. Of Felicity's work, the judges said: Dom dies in a car accident. Fifteen-year-old Michael has to learn how to live without his older...

Alexis Wright Awarded a Sidney Myer Creative Fellowship

We are delighted that Alexis Wright has been awarded a Sidney Myer Creative Fellowship. First awarded in 2011, the Sidney Myer Creative Fellowships provide grants of $160,000 over two years to individual artists, arts managers and thought leaders in the humanities....

Judith Beveridge Awarded Peter Porter Poetry Prize

We're thrilled that Judith Beveridge has been awarded the Peter Porter Poetry Prize for her work, 'As Wasps Fly Upwards'. On winning the prize, Judith said: I am deeply honoured to have won the Peter Porter Poetry Prize, not only because of the high regard I have for...

Luke Carman wins NSW Premier’s New Writing Award 2015

We are delighted that Luke Carman has won the UTS Glenda Adams New Writing Award 2015 at the NSW Premier's Literary Awards. The judges had this to say of Luke's work: Luke Carman’s witty collection of stories heralds a new, edgy and brilliant voice in Australian...

Alan Wearne Honoured with Christopher Brennan Award

We are thrilled that Alan Wearne has been lauded with the FAW Christopher Brennan Award. The award celebrates lifetime achievement in poetry and recognises a poet who produces work of 'sustained quality and distinction'. Judges Jennifer Harrison and Philip Salom had...

Felicity Castagna wins the Prime Minister’s Literary Award

We are thrilled that Felicity Castagna has won the Prime Minister's Literary Award, Young Adult Fiction for her work The Incredible Here and Now. The award was presented at a gala dinner in Melbourne. For the full list of winners and shortlisted titles, click here....

Brian Castro Wins Patrick White Award

We're delighted that Brian Castro has won the Patrick White Literary Award. This award is for an author's body of work and was founded by White with the proceeds of his Nobel Prize for Literature. Giramondo has published four of Castro's works, Shanghai Dancing, The...

Felicity Castagna shortlisted for Prime Minister’s Award

We're delighted that Felicity Castagna's The Incredible Here and Now has been shortlisted for the Prime Minister's Literary Award, Young Adult Fiction. (For the full shortlist, click here) This follows on from her shortlisting on the CBCA Award Older Reader category...

Lisa Gorton Awarded Philip Hodgins Medal

At the Mildura Writers' Festival this year, Lisa Gorton was awarded the Philip Hodgins Memorial Medal, an annual prize given to an Australian writer whose work reflects the standards and literary accomplishments that Philip Hodgins. Gorton's most recent book published...

Alexis Wright wins the ALS Gold Medal

Alexis Wright has been awarded the 2014 Australian Literature Society Gold Medal for The Swan Book. The judges' citation said: Alexis Wright's The Swan Book is a novel of serious political intent concerning the migration of stories, peoples, imaginations and cultures....

The Recluse Shortlisted for the Magarey Medal

We're delighted that The Recluse, Evelyn Juers, has been shortlisted for the Magarey Medal. The Magarey Medal for biography is a biennial prize of at least $10,000. The prize is awarded to the female author who has published the work judged to be the best biographical...

Luke Carman – 2014 Sydney Morning Herald Best Young Novelist

We're delighted that Luke Carman has been named one of the Sydney Morning Herald's Best Young Novelists in 2014 for An Elegant Young Man. The judges said that 'Carman’s prose blends literature and popular culture, punk and poetry, and transforms this rich seam of...

Judith Beveridge Honoured with the Christopher Brennan Award

Judith Beverdige has received the FAW CHRISTOPHER BRENNAN AWARD. It is an award to honour an Australian poet who has written work of sustained quality and distinction. The FAW supplies a specially-cast bronze plaque designed by Michael Meszaros. Each year, the...

NSW Premier’s Shortlist 2014 – Castagna, Middleton and Wright

We're pleased to have three titles shortlisted for the NSW Premier's Literary Awards. You can read the judges' comments below.   Ephemeral Waters, Kate Middleton Judges' comments: 'This long documentary poem tracks the Colorado River, a system in ecological...

CBCA Shortlist – The Incredible Here and Now

We are delighted that The Incredible Here and Now by Felicity Castagna has been shortlisted for the Children's Book Council of Australia Awards in the Older Readers category. Teacher resources and reading group notes can be found here. To view all of the shortlisted...

Alexis Wright and Luke Carman shortlisted for the ALS Gold Medal

  We're thrilled to have two titles shortlisted for the 2013 Australian Literature Society Gold Medal. Alexis Wright, The Swan Book Luke Carman, An Elegant Young Man The ALS Gold Medal is awarded annually for an outstanding literary work in the preceding calendar...

Liquid Nitrogen Wins Victorian Prize for Literature

We're delighted that Liquid Nitrogen by Jennifer Maiden was awarded the prize in the poetry category of the Victorian Premier's Literary Awards and also the overall prize, The Victorian Prize for Literature. You can view the judges' report here. Read Gig Ryan's...

All Giramondo Shorts now $19.95

Now all the Giramondo Shorts titles are available for the excellent price of $19.95 including postage. For a full list of the Shorts titles, click here. As a Christmas offer, you pick up the two latest Shorts, Ninety 9 by Vanessa Berry and An Elegant Young Man by Luke...

Liquid Nitrogen Shortlisted for the Griffin Poetry Prize

We are thrilled that Jennifer Maiden's Liquid Nitrogen has been shortlisted for the Griffin International Poetry Prize. The full judge's citation reads: Jennifer Maiden’s Liquid Nitrogen may very well be the most contemporary collection of poetry you’ll ever read....

Gerald Murnane Special Offer – Inland

Gerald Murnane is one of Australia's most important living writers whose idiosyncratic and finely wrought fictions are capturing the attention of a new generation of readers. Buy the newly republished Inland and receive two classic Murnane titles published by...

Poetry Pick ‘n’ Mix

To celebrate the excellent poetry titles we have published in the last twelve months we are offering any three of our five most recent poetry titles for the special price of $45 with free postage in Australia. This discount of over 40% is for a limited time only. The...

Fill Your Stockings with Shorts

For the book lover in your life, we're offering a special Christmas discount on our Shorts series. Pick up three fiction titles – Anguli Ma by Chi Vu, Street to Street by Brian Castro and Varamo by Cesar Aira – for $50 with free postage. Or for the non-fiction fan,...

Gig Ryan wins the NSW Premier’s Literary Award for Poetry

Gig Ryan's New and Selected Poems was awarded the NSW Premier's Literary Award for poetry. The judges described the collection as 'uncompromising, intelligent and sophisticated'. For the full citation, click here. John Mateer's Southern Barbarians was...

Giramondo eBooks available now

  Selected Giramondo titles are now available as eBooks, and can be purchased through (in alphabetical order): Amazon, Booki.sh, Fishpond, iBooks, Kobo, Ebooks.com, Ebrary, Netlibrary, Read How You Want, Overdrive, ReadCloud The digital editions offered are:...