Mark & Evette Moran Nib Literary Award

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Waverley Council is delighted to announce the 2023 Mark and Evette Moran Nib Literary Award shortlist. Finalists each receive the Alex Buzo Shortlist Prize ($1,500) and are now eligible to win:

  • Mark and Evette Moran Nib Literary Award ($40,000)
  • Nib People’s Choice Prize ($4,000)

Voting is now open for the Nib People’s Choice Prize. Tell us which book you think deserves to win and you could be a winner too. Simply cast your vote online and you’ll go into the draw to win a prize pack containing a set of all shortlisted books and a $100 voucher to spend at Gertrude & Alice Bookstore and Café.

Find out more about the shortlisted books below and cast your vote by 4 October 2023.

NIB All CoversAnamEmperors in Lilliput
Life so full of promisesA writing lifeThe age of seeds

Meet the judges and the finalists

The winners of the two major categories will be announced at a public event on 9 November 2023.

The judging panel for this year’s Award include poet Jamie Grant, writer and novelist Katerina Cosgrove, and publisher Julia Carlomagno.

To find out more about the finalists and their shortlisted books, check out the video below.

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The Mark & Evette Moran Nib Literary Award is presented annually by Waverley Council with generous support from Principal Sponsors Mark and Evette Moran, and community partner Gertrude and Alice Bookshop and Café.

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