Friday, September 18, 2009

Prime Minister's Literary Awards 2009 shortlist

The 2009 Prime Minister's Literary Awards Non-Fiction and Fiction shortlists have been announced.

Seven fiction and eight non-fiction works have made the 2009 shortlists, selected from more than 250 entries:


  • Van Diemen's Land - James Boyce (Black Inc.)
  • Doing Life: A Biography of Elizabeth Jolley - Brian Dibble (UWA Press)
  • Gough Whitlam: A Moment in History - Jenny Hocking (Melbourne University Publishing)
  • The Tall Man: Death and Life on Palm Island - Chloe Hooper (Penguin Books)
  • House of Exile: The Life and Times of Heinrich Mann and Nelly Kroeger-Mann - Evelyn Juers (Giramondo)
  • Drawing the Global Colour Line - Marilyn Lake and Henry Reynolds (Melbourne University Publishing)
  • The Henson Case - David Marr (Text Publishing)
  • American Journeys - Don Watson (Random House)


  • The Pages - Murray Bail (Text Publishing)
  • People of the Book - Geraldine Brooks (Harper Collins)
  • Wanting - Richard Flanagan (Random House)
  • Everything I Knew - Peter Goldsworthy (Penguin Books)
  • One Foot Wrong - Sofie Laguna (Allen and Unwin)
  • The Boat - Nam Le (Penguin Books)
  • The Good Parents - Joan London (Random House)
For more info about the awards click here.

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