Nominations for the Mark & Evette Moran Nib Literary Award 2019 have closed.

A special event announcing the 2019 NiB Literary Award shortlist will be held on 31 August, 2pm at the State Library of New South Wales.


Presented for excellence in research in the creation of a literary work of merit.

The Mark and Evette Moran Nib Literary Award is Waverley Council’s annual celebration of the best in Australian research and writing. Established in 2002 as The Nib Waverley Library Award for Literature, this prestigious prize has so far distributed around $350,000 directly to deserving Australian authors.

Entries are open to all Australian writers regardless of their experience, chosen subject matter or genre. Submitted works are judged against the specific award criteria of excellence in research, high level of literary merit, readability and value to the community. Winners are decided by an independent panel of three judges each of whom bring a wealth of experience from across the literary world.

In 2019 the award program will be made up of a suite of 9 prizes, awarded across 4 categories:

  • Alex Buzo Shortlist Prize (6 prizes) - $1,000 each
  • Mark and Evette Moran Nib Literary Award (the major award) - $20,000
  • Nib Military History Prize – $3,000
  • Nib People’s Choice Prize - $1,000

Nominations close Monday 3 June 2019.

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