Tuesday, 25 June 2013

Prime Minister's Literature Awards Shortlist- 2013 AUSTRALIA

For anyone interested in Australian Literature the shortlist has just been announced for the Prime Minister's Literature Awards for 2013.  I haven't been able to find a date as to when the winners will be chosen but will have a better look and can amend this when I get the information. Someone else may know.  I think Lost Voices by Christopher Koch is going to be our August Book group read but not 100% certain. Heard whisperings and will find out Monday when I attend the July book group. I see well known author names as well as some I'm not familiar with.  At least the individual categories have manageable lists so people should be able to get stuck into them without too much problem. Stay tuned.  


  • Floundering by Romy Ash
  • The Chemistry of Tears by Peter Carey
  • Questions of Travel by Michelle de Kretser
  • Lost Voices by Christopher Koch
  • Mateship with Birds by Carrie Tiffany


  • Burning Rice by Eileen Chong
  • The Sunlit Zone by Lisa Jacobson 
  • Jam Tree Gully: Poems by John Kinsella
  • Liquid Nitrogen by Jennifer Maiden
  • Crimson Crop by Peter Rose 


  • Bradman’s War by Malcolm Knox
  • Uncommon Soldier by Chris Masters
  • Plein Airs and Graces by Adrian Mitchell
  • The Australian Moment by George Megalogenis
  • Bold Palates by Barbara Santich

Prize for Australian History

  • The Sex Lives of Australians: A History by Frank Bongiorno
  • Sandakan by Paul Ham
  • Gough Whitlam by Jenny Hocking
  • Farewell, dear people by Ross McMullin
  • The Censor’s Library by Nicole Moore

Young adult fiction

  • Everything Left Unsaid by Jessica Davidson
  • The Children of the King by Sonya Hartnett
  • Grace Beside Me by Sue McPherson
  • Fog a Dox by Bruce Pascoe
  • Friday Brown by Vikki Wakefield

Children's fiction

  • Red by Libby Gleeson
  • Today We Have No Plans by Jane Godwin and illustrated by Anna Walker
  • What’s the Matter, Aunty May? by Peter Friend and illustrated by Andrew Joyner
  • The Beginner’s Guide to Revenge by Marianne Musgrove

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