Today in brief: The Victorian Premier's Literary Awards shortlists have been announced this morning – and we've got all the details, on a dedicated section of our website, where you can read all about the books and authors. You can also read original reviews from our crack team of Australian literary bloggers and reviewers.
The Victorian Premier’s Literary Awards shortlists have been announced this morning – and we’ve got all the details, on a dedicated section of our website where you can read all about the books and authors.
If you have an opinion to share, we invite you to contribute your own reviews and comments on individual titles.
We’ve commissioned a crack team of literary bloggers and reviewers to review all 21 titles on our shortlists – watch our website over the coming weeks. The first batch of reviews is in, too.
Right now, you can read:
Andrew McDonald on Doug MacLeod’s The Shiny Guys
Estelle Tang on Vikki Wakefield’s All I Ever Wanted
Sam Cooney on Wayne Macauley’s The Cook
James Tierney on Alice Pung’s Her Father’s Daughter
Jennifer Mills on Kerryn Goldsworthy’s Adelaide
We’ll be updating you on Twitter and Facebook as new reviews roll in.
Award for Fiction
All That I Am by Anna Funder (Penguin) – USA
Cold Light by Frank Moorhouse (Random House) – Sydney, NSW
The Cook by Wayne Macauley (Text) Brunswick -VIC
Foal’s Bread by Gillian Mears (Allen & Unwin) – NSW
A History of Books by Gerald Murnane (Giramondo) – Goroke, VIC
Mateship with Birds by Carrie Tiffany (Pan Macmillan) – Mitcham, VIC
Award for Non-Fiction
1835: The Founding of Melbourne and the Conquest of Australia by James Boyce (Black Inc.) – Hobart, TAS
Adelaide by Kerryn Goldsworthy (NewSouth) – Queenstown, SA
The Biggest Estate on Earth: How Aborigines Made Australia by Bill Gammage (Allen & Unwin) – Turner, ACT
Her Father’s Daughter by Alice Pung (Black Inc.) – Parkville, VIC
The Hall of Uselessness: Collected Essays by Simon Leys (Black Inc.) – Garran, ACT
True North by Brenda Niall (Text) – Camberwell, VIC
Award for Drama
Boxman by Daniel Keene (If Theatre, Big West Festival) – Spotswood, VIC
A Golem Story by Lally Katz (Malthouse Theatre) – Carlton, VIC
National Interest by Aidan Fennessy (Melbourne Theatre Company and Black Swan State Theatre Company) – Brunswick, VIC
Award for Poetry
Armour by John Kinsella (Pan Macmillan) – York, WA
Southern Barbarians by John Mateer (Giramondo) – Karrinyup, WA
Vishvarupa by Michelle Cahill (Five Islands) – Wahroonga, NSW
Award for Writing for Young Adults
All I Ever Wanted by Vikki Wakefield (Text) – Gulfview Heights, SA
The Shadow Girl by John Larkin (Random House) – Carlingford, NSW
The Shiny Guys by Doug MacLeod (Penguin) – St Kilda, VIC
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