2023 WA Premier’s Book Awards shortlists

15 May 2023

Earlier today the 2023 WA Premier’s Book Awards shortlists were published.

The WA Premier’s Book Awards recognise the work of writers in Western Australia, in the same way the NSW Premier’s Literary Awards, and the Victorian Premier’s Literary Awards, honour authors in those Australian states. It is refreshing to see some less familiar names featured today, as it can sometimes seem the same group of people crop up quite frequently — though for good reason — in various Australian literary awards.

The winners of the five WA Premier’s Book Awards categories will be announced in June 2023.