The 2016 Prime Minister's Literary Awards Shortlists
AND THE 2016 PRIME MINISTER'S LITERARY AWARDS SHORTLISTS ARE ...
Today the Prime Minister and Arts Minister announced the 30 books by talented Australian authors that have been shortlisted for the 2016 Prime Minister’s Literary Awards.
Titles like The World Repair Video Game, Waiting for the Past, Ned Kelly: A Lawless Life, Thea Astley: Inventing her own Weather, Adelaide's Secret World and Illuminae: The Illuminae Files_01, are just a taste of the breadth of content, research and creativity in this year’s shortlisted books.
Now in their ninth year, the Prime Minister’s Literary Awards recognise the best of Australian writing in fiction, non-fiction, Australian history, young adult fiction, children’s fiction and poetry.
The 2016 shortlist features both well-known authors and newcomers.
Forever Young, Steven Carroll
The Life of Houses, Lisa Gorton
The World Repair Video Game, David Ireland AM
Quicksand, Steve Toltz
The Natural Way of Things, Charlotte Wood
Net Needle, Robert Adamson
Cocky’s Joy, Michael Farrell
The Hazards, Sarah Holland-Batt
Waiting for the Past, Les Murray AO
The Ladder, Simon West
The Story of Australia's People. The Rise and Fall of Ancient Australia, Geoffrey Blainey AC
Let My People Go: The untold story of Australia and the Soviet Jews 1959-89, Sam Lipski and Suzanne D Rutland
Red Professor: The Cold War Life of Fred Rose, Peter Monteath and Valerie Munt
Ned Kelly: A Lawless Life, Doug Morrissey
The War with Germany: Volume III—The Centenary History of Australia and the Great War, Robert Stevenson
Tom Roberts and the Art of Portraiture, Julie Cotter
On Stalin’s Team: The Years of Living Dangerously in Soviet Politics, Sheila Fitzpatrick
Thea Astley: Inventing her own Weather, Karen Lamb
Second Half First, Drusilla Modjeska
Island Home, Tim Winton
Adelaide's Secret World, Elise Hurst
Sister Heart, Sally Morgan
Perfect, Danny Parker and Freya Blackwood
The Greatest Gatsby: A visual book of grammar, Tohby Riddle
Mr Huff, Anna Walker
Young Adult Fiction
Becoming Kirrali Lewis, Jane Harrison
Illuminae: The Illuminae Files_01, Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff
A Single Stone, Meg McKinlay
Inbetween Days, Vikki Wakefield
Green Valentine, Lili Wilkinson
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