2011 Prime Minister’s Literary Awards Shortlists Announced

Arts minister Simon Crean has announced the 2011 Prime Minister’s Literary Awards shortlists. Congratulations to all shortlisted authors.

Non-fiction shortlist:

  • Sydney, Delia Falconer
  • How To Make Gravy, Paul Kelly
  • The Party, Richard McGregor
  • The Hard Light of Day, Rod Moss
  • Claude Levi-Strauss: The Poet in the Laboratory, Patrick Wilcken

Fiction shortlist:

  • Traitor, Stephen Daisley
  • Notorious, Roberta Lowing
  • When Colts Ran, Roger McDonald
  • Glissando, David Musgrave
  • That Deadman Dance, Kim Scott

Young adult fiction shortlist:

  • Good Oil, Laura Buzo
  • Graffiti Moon, Cath Crowley
  • The Three Loves of Persimmon, Cassandra Gold
  • About a Girl, Joanne Horniman
  • The Piper’s Son, Melina Marchetta

Children’s fiction shortlist

  • Why I Love Australia, Bronwyn Bancroft
  • Flyaway, Lucy Christopher
  • Now, Morris Gleitzman
  • April Underhill, Tooth Fairy, Bob Graham
  • Shake a Leg, Boori Monty Pryor and Jan Ormerod

The shortlists of 20 books were compiled from 379 entries. The winner of each category receives $80,000, with $5,000 each going to the other shortlisted authors. Previous delays in the announcement of the awards will henceforth no longer occur as a timetable has been announced for future awards. Entries will open in January each year, with shortlists revealed in May and winners announced in early July.

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