Mark & Evette Moran Nib Literary Award

The Nib Award recognises and celebrates quality research and writing across the country and encourages both emerging and established writers to submit works across all genres and subjects. Submitted works are judged against the specific award criteria of excellence in research, high level of literary merit, readability and value to the community. Winners are decided by an independent panel of three judges each of whom bring a wealth of experience from across the literary world.

For all the latest news, click here to subscribe to The Nib eNewsletter.

Send nomination and award program inquiries to nibaward@waverley.nsw.gov.au

Media inquiries: Debbie McInnes, DMCPRmedia, 02 9550 9207 or Debbie@dmcpr.com.au

The Mark & Evette Moran Nib Literary Award is administered and presented annually by Waverley Council with the generous support of Principal Sponsors Mark and Evette Moran and the ongoing commitment and assistance of our community partner Gertrude and Alice Bookshop and Café.

The Nib Award acknowledges the important role played by the Friends of Waverley Library (FOWL) in the establishment and success of the Award.

The 2019 Award

The 2019 Award program was made up of a suite of 9 prizes, awarded across 4 categories:

  • Alex Buzo Shortlist Prize (6 prizes) - $1,000 each
  • Mark and Evette Moran Nib Literary Award (the major award) - $20,000
  • Nib Military History Prize – $3,000 (sponsored by North Bondi and Rose Bay RSL Sub-Branches)
  • Nib People’s Choice Prize - $1,000

2019 Winners

Mark and Evette Moran Nib Literary Award ($20,000)

Nadia Wheatley - Her Mother’s Daughter: A Memoir

Nib Military History Prize ($3000)

John Devitt and Larry Writer - Cecil Healy: A Biography

Nib People’s Choice Prize ($1000)

Alice Gorman - Dr Space Junk vs The Universe: Archaeology and the future

Alex Buzo Shortlist Prize (six prizes of $1000 each)

Alice Gorman - Dr Space Junk vs The Universe: Archaeology and the future
Mary Hoban - An Unconventional Wife; the life of Julia Sorell Arnold
Chloe Hooper - The Arsonist
Lee Kofman - Imperfect
Geoff Lemon - Steve Smith's Men: Behind Australian Cricket's Fall
Nadia Wheatley - Her Mother’s Daughter: A Memoir

2019 Award Presentation Gallery

About the Award

The Mark and Evette Moran Nib Literary Award is Waverley Council’s annual celebration of the best in Australian research and writing. Established in 2002 as The Nib Waverley Library Award for Literature, this prestigious prize has so far distributed around $350,000 directly to deserving Australian authors.

Entries are open to all Australian writers regardless of their experience, chosen subject matter or genre. Submitted works are judged against the specific award criteria of excellence in research, high level of literary merit, readability and value to the community. Winners are decided by an independent panel of three judges each of whom bring a wealth of experience from across the literary world.

In 2019 the award program will be made up of a suite of 9 prizes, awarded across 4 categories:

  • Alex Buzo Shortlist Prize (6 prizes) - $1,000 each
  • Mark and Evette Moran Nib Literary Award (the major award) - $20,000
  • Nib Military History Prize – $3,000
  • Nib People’s Choice Prize - $1,000

Nib sponsors

The Mark and Evette Moran Nib Literary Award is administered and presented annually by Waverley Council with the support of Principal Sponsors Mark and Evette Moran and the generous assistance of our community partners; Mark Moran Vaucluse, Gertrude and Alice Bookshop and Cafe and Bondi Junction, North Bondi and Rose Bay RSL Sub-Branches.

Nib Presents 2020 events

No results were found

Find out more

For further information or details about sponsorship opportunities please contact:
The Nib Award Producer
Email: nibaward@waverley.nsw.gov.au

Subscribe

To receive updates about the Award, please subscribe to the Nib e-Newsletter and receive all the latest Nib information and Award news direct to your inbox.
Subscribe now