Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Awards awards awards!!!

Are you looking for a good book to read. Many of us choose books that have won awards. Here are some more award winning books:

Winners of the NSW Premier's Literary Award for 2010

The Christina Stead Prize for Fiction
Summertime by J.M. Coetzee

Douglas Stewart Prize for Non-Fiction
Kill Khalid: Mossad's Failed Hit...And The Rise Of Hamas by Paul McGeough

Kenneth Slessor Prize for Poetry
The Sonnet According to 'M' by Jordie Albiston

Ethel Turner Prize for Young People's Literature
When the Hipchicks Went to War by Pamela Rushby

Patricia Wrightson Prize for Children's Literature
Krakatoa Lighthouse by Allan Baillie

Community Relations Commission Award
Leave to Remain: A Memoir by Dr Abbas El Zein

UTS Glenda Adams Award for New Writing
Document Z by Andrew Coome

Script Writing Award
Bright Star by Jane Campion
Fairweather Man by Aviva Ziegler and Veronica Fury

NSW Premier's Prize for Literary Scholarship
Networked Language by Professor Philip Mead

The People's Choice Award
The World Beneath by Cate Kennedy

Book of the Year ($10,000)
Kill Khalid: Mossad's Failed Hit...And The Rise Of Hamas by Paul McGeough

Special Award
The Macquarie Pen Anthology of Australian Literature

Winners of the 2009 Nebula Award (science fiction and fantasy)

The Windup Girl by Paolo Bacigalupi

The Women of Nell Gwynne’s by Kage Baker

Sinner, Baker, Fabulist, Priest; Red Mask, Black Mask, Gentleman, Beast by Eugie Foster

Short Story
Spar,” by Kij Johnson (Clarkesworld, Oct. 2009)

Ray Bradbury Award
District 9, Neill Blomkamp and Terri Tatchell

Andre Norton Award
The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland in a Ship of Her Own Making by Catherynne M. Valente

The Solstice Award (for impact on the field)
Tom Doherty, Terri Windling, and Donald Wolheim.