Posted by: Lisa Hill | November 2, 2009

Prime Ministers Literary Award 2009

The Prime Minister’s Literary Awards have been announced. 

2009 Fiction winner

The Boat by Nam Le

 The judging panel was impressed by the daring scope and excellence of its execution, the generous breadth of its emotional and social traverse and the excitement generated by every story*.

 2009 Non-Fiction winners

House of Exile: The Life and Times of Heinrich Mann and Nelly Kroeger-Mann by Evelyn Juers

Drawing the Global Colour Line by Marilyn Lake and Henry Reynolds

Both books explore important racial, moral and political issues of Australia’s past. The Non-Fiction judging panel said “With great intellectual authority and international research Evelyn Juers, Marilyn Lake and Henry Reynolds tell their stories magnificently.”*

 For more information, see the PM’s Award site.

* Source: notification email from

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