Mark & Evette Moran Nib Literary Award 2020

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

The Mark & 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 $400,000 directly to deserving Australian authors.

Entries are open to all Australian writers regardless of their experience, 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

Nominations are now open

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

The Mark & 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 $400,000 directly to deserving Australian authors.

Entries are open to all Australian writers regardless of their experience, 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. Finalists and the major award winner will be decided by an independent panel of three judges each of whom bring a wealth of experience from across the literary world. The People's Choice Prize winner is decided by popular vote from the group of finalists named by the Nib Award judges.

In 2020 the award program will be made up of a suite of 8 prizes, awarded across 3 categories:

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

Nominations close Monday 22 June 2020.