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Waverley Council invites authors, academics, literary critics, and book industry professionals to submit an Expression Of Interest (EOI) to join the Mark & Evette Moran Nib Literary Award Judging Panel for a three-year tenure covering the 2024, 2025 and 2026 award programs. The annual judging cycle typically spans from late April until October. Judging positions are rotated annually as a new judge is appointed each year.

The incoming judge will join the established judging panel to determine which of the year’s incoming nominations best fulfill the Nib Award's specific criteria.

The Mark & Evette Moran Nib Literary Award is Waverley Council’s annual celebration of the best in Australian research-based literature. Established in 2002 as The Waverley Library Award for Literature, it remains the only award of its kind presented by a local government authority. The award is made possible through the generous support of Principal Sponsors Mark & Evette Moran.

The Mark & Evette Moran Nib Literary Award offers a total of over $50,000 prize money, including a $40,000 major prize.

For further details, including Judges’ honorarium, please see the document listed under the heading More information, on the right of this page.

Closing Date 22 April 2024

The application process

Expressions of interest are to be submitted via the online form below.
The successful applicant will be contacted no later than 30 April 2024.

Diversity and inclusion

Waverley Council encourages and promotes an open, tolerant, and inclusive community where everyone thrives and has an opportunity to be heard. Waverley Council is committed to providing equal employment opportunities and we encourage applications from people from diverse groups, including, but not limited to, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island people; people from culturally diverse backgrounds; young people; older workers; people with disabilities; LGBTIQ people; and other under-represented groups

For enquiries or further information, please email