Prime Minister’s Literary Awards 2012

This year’s shortlists for the Prime Minister’s Literary Awards 2012 have recently been announced. The winners of each category will win $80,000, and all shortlisted authors win $5,000, making these awards Australia’s richest. The children’s shortlists cover a wide variety of styles and content, showcasing the brilliant breadth of writing in this country. Why not try some out?

Young Adult Fiction Shortlist

A Straight Line to My Heart by Bill Condon

Being Here by Barry Jonsberg

Pan’s Whisper by Sue Lawson

When We Were Two by Robert Newton

Alaska by Sue Saliba

Children’s Fiction Shortlist

Evangeline, The Wish Keeper’s Helper by Maggie Alderson

The Jewel Fish of Karnak by Graeme Base

Father’s Day by Anne Brooksbank

Come Down, Cat! by Sonya Hartnett, illustrated by Lucia Masciullo

Goodnight, Mice! by Frances Watts, illustrated by Judy Watson

Good luck to all!!


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