Mark & Evette Moran Nib Literary Award

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.

With a major prize of $20,000 and a total prize offering of $28,500, this prestigious prize has so far distributed over $500,000 directly to deserving Australian authors. Established in 2002 as The Nib Waverley Library Award for Literature, the Nib remains Australia's only major literary award of its kind presented by a local council.

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.

Entries for the 2023 Mark & Evette Moran Nib Literary Award will open in April 2023.
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