This program is presented in partnership with Varuna, the National Writers’ House, and the Northern Territory Government through Arts NT.
Nine fellowships are available, with three residency fellowships and six virtual fellowships available. Participants will be selected from the Top End and Central Desert regions and one fellowship place will be reserved for a First Nations writer.
Started by the NT Writers’ Centre in 2009, and originally called Territory Read, the Chief Minister’s NT Book Awards have celebrated excellence amongst published authors residing in the NT for over a decade.
The awards are held biennially and will take place again in October 2024 to honour books published by NT authors in 2022 and 2023.