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Annual Book Awards to Biennial Book Awards

Friday 20th February / presented by Paul Van Lieshout Hunt

Writers, publishers and members of the writing sector have been shocked to hear this week that the Barnett Government will no longer run the Premier’s Book Awards annually.

The Barnett Government will save sixty-five thousand dollars a year by running the awards biannually.

It’s a move that’s even caught the judges by surprised, who’d planned the award ceremony and awards earlier this year.

The decision is timely – the Perth Writers Festival, part of the Perth International Arts Festival kicked off last night.

Paul van Lieshout investigated…

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