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Victorian Premier's Literary Awards 2014

Welcome to the 2014 Victorian Premier’s Literary Awards. Now is your chance to explore the Premier’s 21 – and to home in on the best of the best in Australian writing.

The Premier’s 21 is your ready-made summer reading list, comprising the shortlisted titles across all five categories in contention for the big prize. That’s eight weeks of great reading before the winners are announced on 28 January 2014.

Click on one of the titles or cover images below to learn more about the work and its author, and to read the judges' report. And don’t forget to cast your vote for the People’s Choice Award.

Do you notice a title you’ve read (or a play you’ve seen)? Add your own review, or read those written by our literary bloggers and reviewers from across Victoria. #premiers21


The Unpublished Manuscript Award was announced during the 2014 Emerging Writers' Festival.

The biennial Award for Indigenous Writing was awarded on 3 September 2014, coinciding with Indigenous Literacy Day.

Supporters:

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Winners

Shortlisted Nominees

Prize for Poetry

Prize for Fiction

Prize for Non-Fiction

Prize for Writing for Young Adults

Prize for Drama

  • Savages, Patricia Cornelius
  • The Secret River, Andrew Bovell
  • Medea, Anne-Louise Sarks and Kate Mulvany
     
    Judges: Ailsa Piper, Sian Prior, John Bailey

The Premier's 21

Fiction

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Non-fiction

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Young adult

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Poetry

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Drama

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