Literature

The Australia Council for the Arts supports the excellence, diversity and vitality of Australian literature. 

We support the creation and development of new work through grants directly to writers and to the publishing industry, literary magazines and journals. We also provide grants to organisations and programs that contribute to the skills and professional development of Australian writers and the development and presentation of their work. 

The Australia Council for the Arts recognises the importance of the promotion of the work by Australian writers both nationally and internationally to ensure Australia is recognised for its great artists and its quality contemporary writing. We also invest in the development of a vibrant literary culture for all Australians. 

The Australia Council for the Arts supports the excellence, diversity and vitality of Australian literature.

It’s Writers Festival Time

Australia has a dynamic writers festival culture with over one hundred writers festivals taking place every year, including some of the biggest and best in the world.

From the larger, established writers festivals in capital cities to the smaller, regional festivals, their ability to promote Australian literature fosters a greater awareness and appreciation of Australian creative writing.

Recent examples of writers festivals funded by the Australia Council for the Arts include the Brisbane & Melbourne Writers Festivals, Queensland Poetry Festival and, in regional Western Australia, the Geraldton Blue Sky Readers and Writers Festival.

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Sydney Writers Festival 2013
Sydney Writers Festival 2013

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The Australia Council Award for Lifetime Achievement in Literature 2013

The Australia Council Award for Lifetime Achievement in Literature 2013
Frank Moorhouse honoured at award ceremony The Australia Council for the Arts has recognised the outstanding contribution of writer Frank Moorhouse AM at a celebration held on the 21 November 2013 with his peers at the State Library of NSW. Mr Moorhouse received The Australia Council Award for Lifetime Achievement in Literature at the event.