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Entries for the 2018 Western Australian Book Awards are now closed.

The Daisy Utemorrah Award for Indigenous Authors is administered and presented by Magabala Books. Applications close Tuesday, 30 April 2019, 5pm WST. Please the Magabla Books website for details.

The Western Australian Premierís Book Awards aims to support, develop and recognise excellence in writing. 

For the 2018 Awards there are four awards:

  • The Western Australian Writerís Fellowship ($60,000) designed to assist a Western Australian writer, of any genre, to develop their writing practice and give them the time to create new work.

  • The Premierís Prize for Writing for Children ($15,000) for a work of prose, poetry or narrative nonfiction written for children (0 to 12 years of age), in any genre, by an author residing in Western Australia.

  • The Premierís Prize for an Emerging Writer ($15,000) for the first published work of prose, poetry or narrative nonfiction, in any genre, by an author residing in Western Australia.

  • The Daisy Utemorrah Award for Indigenous Authors ($15,000 and a publishing contract with Magabala Books) for a new unpublished manuscript for a work of junior and young adult fiction, including graphic novels, by an Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander writer Ė Australia wide.

The winners of the 2018 Premierís Book Awards will be announced at the end of July 2019 during the Disrupted Festival of Ideas at the State Library of Western Australia.

These awards have been made available by the Western Australian Government and are managed by the State Library of Western Australia.