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Winners

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

  • Swallow, Claire Potter
  • The Taste of River Water, Cate Kennedy
  • This Floating World, Libby Hart

Prize for Fiction

  • Five Bells, Gail Jones
  • When Colts Ran, Roger McDonald
  • The Roving Party, Rohan Wilson
  • Bright and Distant Shores, Dominic Smith
  • The Amateur Science of Love, Craig Sherborne
  • That Deadman Dance, Kim Scott

Nettie Palmer Prize for Non-Fiction

  • A Private Empire, Stephen Foster
  • Delusions of Gender, Cordelia Fine
  • My Blood’s Country, Fiona Capp
  • Into the Woods, Anna Krien
  • Good Living Street, Tim Bonyhady
  • An Eye for Eternity: The Life Of Manning Clark, Mark McKenna

Prize for Writing for Young Adults

  • The Life of a Teenage Body-Snatcher, Doug MacLeod
  • Graffiti Moon, Cath Crowley
  • The Three Loves of Persimmon, Cassandra Golds

Louis Esson Prize for Drama

  • Sappho…in 9 fragments, Jane Montgomery Griffiths
  • Do not go gentle…, Patricia Cornelius
  • Intimacy, Raimondo Cortese

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