The 2022 ARA Historical Novel Prize

16 April 2022

Entries for the 2022 ARA Historical Novel Prize are open until Wednesday 15 June 2022, in two categories, Adult novels, and Children and Young Adult (CYA), to authors who are citizens, or residents, of Australia or New Zealand.

The Prize is worth a total of $100,000 in prize monies; $50,000 will be awarded to the Adult category winner, with an additional $5,000 to be awarded to each of the remaining two shortlisted authors. In the CYA category, the winner will receive $30,000, while the two short listers will receive $5,000 each.

To be eligible, works must have been published between 1 July 2021 and 30 June 2022, and have most of the story set at least fifty years ago. The longlist, made up of nine titles, will be announced on Wednesday 14 September 2022.