2023 Victorian Premier’s Literary Awards

Entries are now open for the 2023 Victorian Premier’s Literary Awards. Now in its 38th year, the Awards celebrate the country’s finest literary offerings, with prizes for fiction, non-fiction, poetry, drama, writing for young adults, Indigenous writing, and the overall Victorian Prize for Literature, worth an additional $100,000 – the single most valuable literary award in the country.⁠ The Awards also include the highly coveted Unpublished Manuscript Award. Previous winners include Angela Savage (Behind the Night Bazaar), and Jane Harper’s The Dry, which has resulted in an internationally bestselling series, and a blockbuster film with a sequel currently in production.

You can catch Jane Harper in conversation on Thursday 22 September at the Wheeler Centre (Melbourne), as they celebrate the release of her latest novel, Exiles.