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.

2020 Australia Council Award recipient

Margaret Wild - Australia Council Award for Lifetime Achievement in Literature

Margaret Wild is one of Australia's most highly respected picture-book creators. She has published over seventy books for young people which have been translated, read and loved across the world.  

Her work explores themes such as identity, death, homelessness, friendship and bullying - through nuanced characters and captivating stories.

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Highlights

2020 Featured Grants

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