AUHE Prize for Literary Scholarship

Call for Nominations for the 2021 AUHE Prize for Literary Scholarship


The AUHE Prize for Literary Scholarship, is awarded to the best book of literary scholarship published by an Australian-based author in the previous twelve months. Works eligible for the prize include single-author or co-written monographs, multi-authored books including edited collections, reference works, born-digital works equivalent to printed books, bibliographic works of substance and other forms of equivalent scholarly production.

All forms of literary scholarship are acceptable, including critical, theoretical, empirical, historical, textual and so on. Interdisciplinary scholarship is not precluded though a work must engage with what is understood as books and writing in whatever form.

The prize is decided by a panel of members nominated by the AUHE executive.

The winner is announced at the time of the AUHE AGM, usually in late November or early December.

Previous winners


Paul Sharrad
Thomas Keneally’s Career and the Literary Machine
Anthem Press, 2019


Guy Davidson
Categorically Famous: Literary Celebrity and Sexual Liberation in 1960s America
Stanford University Press, 2019


Ben Etherington
Literary Primitivism
Stanford University Press, 2017


Elizabeth McMahon
Islands, Identity and the Literary Imagination
Anthem Press, 2016