HarperCollins Publishers Australia is delighted to announce that the winner of the 2019 Banjo Prize is Elizabeth Flann for her unpublished manuscript Beware of Dogs. READ MORE
Categories for Awards
The Banjo Prize Shortlist is here!
Thank You For Entering The Banjo Prize
Words: Catherine Milne, Head of Local Fiction Publishing When we dreamed up the idea of the Banjo Prize – as a way of finding Australia’s next great storyteller – I wasn’t sure what we could expect. It’s quite one thing to dream up something like this, and quite another thing to put it out into the world. Maybe, I thought hopefully to myself, just maybe, we might get some interest. After all, while there are quite a few well established literary prizes out there – the Vogel and the Richell Prize, just to name a couple – there’s not so many competitions out there for people who just want to tell rippingly good stories. READ MORE
3 Winners in the Costa Book Awards is Completely Fine
In fact, it's better than fine - we feel so proud to have three HarperCollins books chosen as winners in this year's Costa Book Awards. Every year the prestigious Costa Book Awards recognise some of the most enjoyable books of the year from authors based in the UK and Ireland. Uniquely, the prize has five categories - First Novel, Novel, Biography, Poetry and Children's Book - with one of the five winning books selected as the overall Costa Book of the Year. It is the only prize which places children’s books alongside adult books in this way. Learn more about them here! READ MORE