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The Premier’s Book Awards are an important and integral part of the State’s cultural activity which honours Western Australian and Australian writing.

Entries for the 2016 Awards are now closed.

The Shortlist will be announced in June 2016. The public will be invited to vote on their favourite book out of those shortlisted in the Fiction category only. The ‘People’s Choice Award’ will be awarded to the author of the title which receives the most votes. 

The Premier's Prize of $25,000 will be presented to an overall winner, chosen by the judges from the category winners. The Awards will be made in late 2016.

The Premier’s Book Awards are a biennial award. The next Awards will be made in 2018 for books published in the calendar years of 2016 and 2017. Call for Entries will be made late in 2017.

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