Thursday, July 29, 2010

Prime Minister's Literary Awards 2010

After posting about the Man Booker Prize longlist, I thought I should include a post about Australian Awards as well.
The short list for the Prime Minister's Literary Awards were announced on15 July 2010. For more information visit the Awards Page. There is no date for the announcement of the Winners, but I suspect it will be sometime after 21August 2010. When everyone is less busy campaigning for the election.
There are 4 categories this year - Adult Fiction, Adult Non Fiction, Young Adult Fiction, Children's Fiction

Of Adult Fiction books I have Ransom and Lovesong on my TBR List. I have heard good things about The Ghost at the Wedding from colleagues at work.

The shortlisted books are:

Summertime by J. M. Coetzee
The Book of Emmett by Deborah Forster
The Lakewoman by Alan Gould
Dog Boy by Eva Hornung
Ransom by David Malouf
Lovesong by Alex Miller
As the Earth turns Silver by Alison Wong

The Water Dreamers: The Remarkable History of Our Dry Continent by Michael Cathcart
Strange Places: A Memoir of Mental Illness by Will Elliott
The Colony: A History of Early Sydney by Grace Karskens
The Life and Death of Democracy by John Keane
The Blue Plateau: A Landscape Memoir by Mark Tredinnick
The Ghost at the Wedding by Shirley Walker

Young Adult Fiction
Stolen by Lucy Christopher
The Winds of Heaven by Judith Clarke
Confessions of a Liar, Thief and Failed Sex God by Bill Condon
The Museum of Mary Child by Cassandra Golds
Swerve by Phillip Gwynne
Jarvis 24 by David Metzenthen
Beatle meets Destiny by Gabrielle Williams

Children's Fiction
Cicada Summer by Kate Constable
The Terrible Plop by Ursula Dubosarsky and illustrator Andrew Joyner
Just Macbeth by Andy Griffiths and illustrator Terry Denton
Mr Chicken goes to Paris by Leigh Hobbs
Running with the Horses by Alison Lester
Star Jumps by Lorraine Marwood
Mannie and the Long Brave Day by Martine Murray and illustrator Sally Rippin
Tensy Farlow and the Home for Mislaid Children by Jen Storer
Harry and Hopper by Margaret Wild and illustrator Freya Blackwood

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