2018 ACT Book of the Year Award


2018 ACT Book of the Year Award

The ACT Government offers an ACT Book of the Year Award for excellence in literature, valued at $10,000 for the winner, $2,000 for any highly commended book and $1,000 for each shortlisted book. The Award aims to support the development of ACT-based writers and promotes writing in the ACT.

The 2018 ACT Book of the Year Award recognises quality contemporary literary works including fiction, non-fiction and poetry by ACT-based authors published in the previous calendar year (2017).

The 2018 ACT Book of the Year Award is open to books published between 1 January and 31 December 2017 (the publication date is taken as the date printed in the book).

The ACT Book of the Year Award is open to books written by authors who reside in the ACT, or can specifically and strongly demonstrate an ACT-based arts practice.

Books are considered by an independent judging panel, which recommends a shortlist and winning author to the Minister the Arts and Community Events. All decisions are final and no discussion or correspondence shall be entered into regarding the judging process.
Copies of the shortlisted and winning books will be used to promote the Award and the authors.

The winner will be announced in December 2018.


2017 ACT Book of the Year Award Winner

Congratulations to Tom Griffiths, whose novel The Art of Time Travel was announced the winner of the 2017 ACT Book of the Year Award at the ACT Writers Centre awards night on 7 December 2017.

Visit 2017 ACT Book of the Year Award for more information on the 2017 winner and shortlisted books.

More Information

For further information on the ACT Book of the Year Award, please contact artsACT on (02) 6207 2384 or email artsACT@act.gov.au

Previous winning nominations to the ACT Book of the Year Award External Link (page hosted by Libraries ACT)