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ARA Historical Novel Prize

The ARA Historical Novel Prize is the richest genre-based literary award in Australasia, incorporating both an Adult category and a category for Children and Young Adult (CYA).

The Prize is worth a total of $100,000 in prize monies; $50,000 will be awarded to the Adult category winner, with an additional $5,000 to be awarded to each of the remaining two shortlisted authors. In the CYA category, the winner will receive $30,000, while the two short listers will receive $5,000 each.

Our Award Winners - ARA Historical Novel Prize

Augustin and the Hot Air Balloon

Augustin and the Hot Air Balloon

By David Metzenthen
  • ARA Historical Novel Prize in 2022 - Longlisted (CYA Category)

Augustin is a poor boy who lives in a barn. Celine is a rich girl who lives in a mighty palace.