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The authors shortlisted for the 2017 Miles Franklin Literary Award. R to L: Ryan O'Neill, Emily Maguire, Philip Salom, Mark O'Flynn, Josephine Wilson.

The 2017 Miles Franklin shortlist: interviews with the authors

June 20, 2017

News:

State Library Victoria supports books, ideas and the written word. And what better way to do so than by celebrating the 2017 shortlist for the Miles Franklin Literary Award?

Meek’s Atlas: The story of a 155 year old oversized map

Meek’s Atlas: The story of a 155 year old oversized map

May 17, 2017

Our stories:

In late 2015, thirteen uncatalogued oversized maps and charts held in the Library’s Maps Collection were prioritised for treatment during a routine collection survey. Further investigation revealed two significant 1862 photolithographs of the 1861 oversized pen-and-ink drawing Meek’s Atlas of the British Colonies in Continental and Insular Australia.

Richard Flanagan appointed Australia’s inaugural Chair of Literature

Richard Flanagan appointed Australia’s inaugural Chair of Literature

November 4, 2015

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Internationally acclaimed Australian author Richard Flanagan has been appointed as the Boisbouvier Founding Chair of Australian Literature at the University of Melbourne, the first chair of its kind in Australia.

Andy Griffiths in the State Library's Dome for the Children's Book Festival.

Andy Griffiths awarded the 2015 Dromkeen Medal

October 29, 2015

News:

State Library Victoria today awarded the 2015 Dromkeen Medal to Australia’s bestselling children’s author Andy Griffiths. The Library also presented this year’s Dromkeen Librarian’s Award to Rosario Martinez, the Children’s and Youth Services Librarian at the City of Darwin.

Designers sought for State Library Vision 2020 Redevelopment

Designers sought for State Library Vision 2020 Redevelopment

October 19, 2015

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An Expression of Interest for a Design Consultant team has been released for the $83 million State Library Victoria Vision 2020 redevelopment project, the Minister for Creative Industries Martin Foley has announced.

Curiouser and curiouser

Curiouser and curiouser

October 9, 2015

Collection, Exhibitions, News:

To mark the 150th anniversary of Lewis Carroll’s beloved children’s book, the first edition of Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland is going on display in our free Mirror of the World exhibition.

Abe Nouk, the 25-year-old Victorian champion of the Australian Poetry Slam for 2015.

Two-time Victorian champion slam poet heads to Sydney for national championships

October 8, 2015

News:

This Sunday, Abe Nouk will head to the Sydney Opera House to tread the boards against the best spoken words artists in the country vying for the title of national Australian Poetry Slam champion for 2015.

The 2015 State Library Victoria Fellows

Introducing the 2015 Library Fellows

September 4, 2015

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A playwright, a documentary filmmaker, a historian, an Iranian photographer, a novelist and graphic design duo are among the recipients of State Library Victoria’s Fellowships this year.

State Library Annual Appeal launches

State Library Annual Appeal launches

April 27, 2015

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Our goal is to raise $80,000 to secure three literary treasures and the imagination and creativity they embody.