WA Premier's Book Awards

2024 Western Australian Premier's Book Awards winners revealed on 7 June. Watch the livestream on YouTube starting at 6:45pm.

Western Australian Premier's Book Awards are for books published or self-published in 2023. The awards support, develop and recognise excellence in Western Australian writing. The State Library of Western Australia manages the Premier's Book Awards on behalf of the Government of Western Australia. Winners will be announced at the State Library on 7 June 2024. 

The Daisy Utemorrah Award for Unpublished Indigenous Junior and YA Fiction is administered and presented by Magabala Books  and closed on 25 March 2024. Consult their website for details on how to enter. 

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The logo is based on an original illustration, "Constellation" by © Moira Court, from the enchanting children's book My Superhero written by Chris Owen (Fremantle Press), shortlisted in 2023 and 2014 for Best Children's Book. Original illustrations from the book can be viewed on the Catalogue (PWC/218).

2024 Winners

Mystery, history, canines and tales from the frontline—we are thrilled to unveil the 2024 Western Australian Premier's Book Awards winners and two new Hall of Fame inductees. Twenty-eight local writers and illustrators were shortlisted across five categories, spanning fiction, non-fiction, poetry, children, essays and memoir. 

crowd at WA Premiers Book Awards 2023 Awards Night

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Watch the State Library of Western Australia light up in a glittering awards ceremony. From the comfort of home, join us online to see if your favourite books and authors win the major prizes. Who will inducted into the WA Writer's Hall of Fame.? Auslan interpreted.
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See 2024 categories, prizes and the Guidelines, Terms and Conditions.
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Winners and Shortlists from previous years of the Western Australian Premier's Book Awards.