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McEwan Criticises “Nihilism” of Israeli-Palestinian Conflict
About a month ago we reported on Ian McEwan’s win of the Jerusalem Prize. McEwan’s acceptance of the prize led him to be accused of tacitly condoning some of the more controversial aspects of the Israeli government’s policy in relation to Palestinians and the occupied territories. McEwan himself defended the decision to accept the prize. The prestige of the Jerusalem Prize overshadows its modest…
Lord Mayor Creative Writing Awards Announced
The Lord Mayor’s Creative Writing Awards are being hosted by the Melbourne Library Service. There’s $1000 to be won in five categories, and an overall prize of $5000. Applications are due on Wednesday August 31.
A VPLA Judge Reports by Anna Ryan-Punch
And the books shortlisted for the Victorian Premier’s Literary Awards YA Prize are:
Raw Blue by Kirsty Eagar
Swerve by Phillip GwynneBeatle Meets Destiny by Gabrielle Williams
Phew. I don’t have to keep my mouth shut any more! Except about the winner, of course, but that’s easier somehow. It’s just a cosy little one-book secret, rather than a big rambling three-book secret. I…
Miles Franklin Long List Novelists Announced
Two first-time novelists - Jon Bauer and Kirsten Tranter - are among the eight writers long-listed for this year’s Miles Franklin prize. Kim Scott’s nomination follows on from his regional Commonwealth Prize win and Chris Womersley’s Bereft comes on top of his Indie Awards win earlier this week. The prize is one of the country’s most venerable and prestigious literary awards.
The long list…
Julia Gillard Delivers the PM’s Lit Prize
The winners for the Prime Minister’s Literary Awards have been announced:Fiction
Dog Boy by Eva Hornung
What the judges said: “Hornung challenges us to believe that an abandoned child in a decaying city in deep winter can sympathetically enter the small, embattled but protective society of a dog pack. The resonances of the novel are bleak and unsettling…”Non-fiction
The Colony: A History…
IMPAC Shortlist Announced
Australian authors David Malouf and Craig Silvey have made it onto the shortlist of one of the most prestigious - and idiosyncratic - of literary awards.The International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award has announced its shortlist of ten novels, culled from a typically massive longlist of more than 150 titles submitted by libraries around the world. For the record, the State Library of Victoria nominated…
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