Monday, August 10, 2009

Victorian Premier's Literary Awards 2009 - shortlist

More shortlists.

The winners will be announced on Spetember 1.

The Vance Palmer Prize for Fiction

* The Pages by Murray Bail
* Dog Boy by Eva Hornung
* The Boat by Nam Le
* Breath by Tim Winton
* The Slap by Christos Tsiolkas

The Nettie Palmer Prize for Non-Fiction 2009 Shortlist

* The City's Outback by Gillian Cowlishaw
* Arabesques by Robert Dessaix
* The Tall Man: Death and Life on Palm Island by Chloe Hooper
* House of Exile: The Life and Times of Heinrich Mann and Nelly Kroger-Mann by Evelyn Juers
* Darwin's Armada by Iain McCalman

The CJ Dennis Prize for Poetry 2009 Shortlist

* The Golden Bird by Robert Adamson
* Fishing in the Devonian by Carol Jenkins
* The Other Way Out by Bronwyn Lea

The Louis Esson Prize for Drama

* Realism by Paul Galloway
* Goodbye Vaudeville Charlie Mudd by Lally Katz
* The Modern International Dead by Damien Millar

The Prize for Young Adult Fiction

* The Two Pearls of Wisdom by Alison Goodman
* The Beginner's Guide to Living by Lia Hills
* Something in the World Called Love by Sue Saliba

The Alfred Deakin Prize for an Essay Advancing Public Debate

* 'We Have Still Not Lived Long Enough' by Tom Griffiths
* The Henson Case by David Marr
* 'Ratbags at the Gates' by Helen O'Neil (Griffith Review 23)

The Grollo Ruzzene Foundation Prize for Writing about Italians in Australia

* Death in the Mountains by Lisa Clifford
* Neither Here nor There: Italians and Swiss-Italians on the Walhalla goldfield 1865-1915 by Annamaria Davine
* And Be Home Before Dark by Roland Rocchiccioli

The John Curtin Prize for Journalism

* 'The Guards' Story' by Peter Cronau and Quentin McDermott (Four Corners)
* 'The Penalty is Death: Inside Bali's Kerobokan Prison' by Luke Davies (The Monthly)
* 'A Week in Kinglake' by Michael Vincent (ABC Radio)

The Prize for Best Music Theatre Script

* Poor Boy by Matt Cameron and Tim Finn
* Shane Warne The Musical by Eddie Perfect
* Metro Street by Matthew Robinson

The Prize for Science Writing

* Pasteur's Gambit by Stephen Dando-Collins
* Climate Code Red: The Case for Emergency Action by David Spratt and Philip Sutton
* The Rise of Animals: Evolution and Diversification of the Kingdom Animalia by Patricia Vickers-Rich

The Prize for an Unpublished Manuscript by an Emerging Victorian Writer

* Sufficient Grace by Amy Espeseth
* Like Being a Wife by Catherine Harris
* The Sunlit Zone by Lisa Jacobson

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