Victorian Premier’s Literary Awards 2011

Click on one of the book titles or cover images below to learn more about the work and its author, and to read the judges' report. Judges also provided summaries of their observations here. You can also write a review of a title you’ve read (or a play you’ve seen), or read reviews each of the titles, written by 21 librarians from across Victoria.


Victorian Prize for Literature That Deadman Dance, Kim Scott

Prize for Fiction That Deadman Dance, Kim Scott

Prize for Non-Fiction An Eye for Eternity: The Life Of Manning Clark, Mark McKenna

Prize for Poetry The Taste of River Water, Cate Kennedy

Prize for Drama Do not go gentle…, Patricia Cornelius

Prize for Writing for Young Adults The Three Loves of Persimmon, Cassandra Golds

People’s Choice Award Into The Woods: The Battle for Tasmania’s Forests, Anna Krien

Shortlisted Nominees

Prize for Poetry

Prize for Fiction

Nettie Palmer Prize for Non-Fiction

Prize for Writing for Young Adults

Louis Esson Prize for Drama

The Victorian Premier’s Literary Awards shortlist