WA Premier's Book Awards

See the 2023 Winners!

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.

The 2024 Awards will open in late December 2023 or early January 2024. Receive the latest information by subscribing to the WA Premier's Book Awards eNewsletter. We only post a few times a year. Sign up at the bottom of this page.

Winners were announced at the State Library on 23 June 2023. The award ceremony was streamed on the State Library YouTube channel and announced via the State Library's social media channels @statelibrarywa. 

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 2014 for Best Children's Book. Original illustrations from the book can be viewed on the Catalogue (PWC/218).

Premiers Book Awards 2023 Winners with Minister Templeman and Catherine Clark
2023 Western Australian Premier's Book Awards winners were announced at a glittering award ceremony at the State Library of Western Australia.
CMD745 PBA2023 shortlist announced
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2020 WA Premiers Book Awards
Winners and Shortlists from previous years of the Western Australian Premier's Book Awards.

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