The Australian/Vogel Literary Award

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The Australian/Vogel Literary Award is an Australian literary award for unpublished manuscripts by writers under the age of 35. The prize money, currently A$20,000, is the richest and most prestigious award for an unpublished manuscript in Australia. The rules of the competition include that the winner's work be published by Allen & Unwin.[1]

The award was initiated in 1979 by Niels Stevns[1] and is a collaboration between The Australian newspaper, the publisher Allen & Unwin, and Stevns & Company Pty Ltd. Stevns, founder of the company which makes Vogel bread, named the award in honour of Swiss naturopath Alfred Vogel.



  1. ^ a b Goodwin (1986) p. 270
  2. ^ Steger, Jason (30 April 2021). "How truth and fiction won Emma Batchelor this year's Vogel Award". The Sydney Morning Herald. Retrieved 30 April 2021.
  3. ^ "'A Treacherous Country' wins 2020 Vogel". Books+Publishing. 20 April 2020. Retrieved 20 April 2020.
  4. ^ "No Vogel to be awarded this year". Books+Publishing. 14 May 2019. Retrieved 14 May 2019.
  5. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 26 September 2007. Retrieved 5 November 2006. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link) CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link) Lists of Bests, winners of the Australian/Vogel Literary Award, website accessed 5 November 2006