The 2012 Age Book of the Year Awards shortlist was announced today, and I am delighted with some of their choices.
The fiction nominees are
- What the Family Needed by Steven Amsterdam (Sleepers) (See my review).
- Spirit House by Mark Dapin (Pan MacMillan) (See my review)
- The Meaning of Grace by Deborah Forster (Vintage) (I must get hold of a copy of this, I thought Forster’s debut novel, The Book of Emmett, was brilliant).
- Forecast: Turbulence by Janet Turner Hospital (Fourth Estate) (See my review)
- Foal’s Bread by Gillian Mears (Allen & Unwin) (See my review)
The non-fiction nominees are
- 1835: The Founding of Melbourne and the Conquest of Australia by James Boyce (Black Inc) (see my review)
- Hiroshima Nagasaki by Paul Ham (Harper Collins)
- Kinglake-350 by Adrian Hyland (Text)
- Fishing the River of Time by Tony Taylor (Text)
- Double Entry: How the Merchants of Venice Shaped the Modern World – and How Their Invention Could Make or Break the Planet by Jane Gleeson-White (Allen & Unwin)
Congratulations to all the authors and publishers!