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Mirandi Riwoe announced as winner of the inaugural ARA Historical Novel Prize

From more than 185 entries exploring a plethora of captivating, and oftentimes, gruelling eras in Australian and global history, ARA Group is thrilled to announce the winner of the inaugural 2020 ARA Historical Novel Prize is Mirandi Riwoefor her novel Stone Sky Gold Mountain published by University of Queensland Press.  Read more...


ARA Historical Novel Prize shortlist celebrates three esteemed Australian authors

The ARA Historical Novel Prize three shortlisted authors are now in the running for an overall first prize of $50,000 — the most substantial financial incentive for any genre-based award in Australasia. Read more...

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Inaugural ‘ARA Historical Novel Prize’ announces Long List and doubles prize money

Now in 2020, ARA Group is proud to partner with the Historical Novel Society of Australasia (HNSA) to launch a new major literary prize — the ARA Historical Novel Prize — awarding $50,000 to an outstanding novelist in the historical fiction genre. Read more...