Posted by: Lisa Hill | March 16, 2011

2011 New South Wales Premiers’ Literary Awards Shortlists

More awards news, and I am so pleased to see some of the books I’ve reviewed achieving well-deserved recognition!

Christina Stead Prize for Fiction ($40,000) and nominees for the People’s Choice Award:

  • Parrot and Olivier in America (Peter Carey, Penguin) see my review
  • Traitor (Stephen Daisley, Text Publishing) Update 6/6/16 see my review
  • Utopian Man (Lisa Lang, A&U) Update 6/6/16 see my review
  • Lovesong (Alex Miller, A&U) see my review
  • Night Street (Kristen Thornell, A&U) Update 6/6/16 see my review
  • The English Class (Ouyang Yu, Transit Lounge Publishing). Update 6/6/16 see my review

Douglas Stewart Prize for Nonfiction ($40,000):

  • Malcolm Fraser: The Political Memoirs (Malcolm Fraser & Margaret Simons, MUP)
  • Into the Woods: The Battle for Tasmania’s Forests (Anna Krien, Black Inc.) see Sally’s review (guest reviewer)
  • Death of Liberty: Rebels and Radicals Transported to Australia 1788-1868 (Tony Moore, Murdoch Books)
  • Tell Me The Truth: Conversations With My Patients About Life and Death (Ranjana Srivastava, Penguin)
  • Otherland (Maria Tumarkin, Random House)
  • Reading By Moonlight: How Books Saved a Life (Brenda Walker, Penguin). Update 6/6/16 see my review

Community Relations Commission Award ($20,000):

  • Iran: My Grandfather (Ali Alizadeh, Transit Lounge Publishing)
  • The Happiest Refugee (Anh Do, A&U)
  • Otherland (Maria Tumarkin, Random House)
  • My Name is Sud (Soo-d) (Yuol Yuol, Akoi Majak, Monica Kualba, John Garang Kon & Robert Colman, Blacktown Arts Centre)
  • The English Class (Ouyang Yu, Transit Lounge Publishing). UTS Update 6/6/16 see my review

Glenda Adams Award for New Writing ($5000):

  • Traitor (Stephen Daisley, Text Publishing) Update 6/6/16 see my review
  • The Body in the Clouds (Ashley Hay, A&U) Update 6/6/16 see my review
  • Utopian Man (Lisa Lang, A&U) Update 6/6/16 see my review
  • Glissando: A Melodrama (David Musgrave, Sleepers Publishing) see my review
  • Having Cried Wolf (Gretchen Shirm, Affirm Press) Night Street (Kristel Thornell, A&U).

All of the category winners are also eligible to win the Book of the Year Award ($10,000)  and there’s also a special award of $20,000 for a work that doesn’t fit into the categories above, or in recognition of a writer’s achievements generally.

Awards Nights is May 16th during the Sydney Writers’ Festival.

Congratulations to all the shortlisted writers!

PS Anyone in Australia can vote in the People’s Choice Awards, click here!


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  1. I remember reading and enjoying a couple of novels by Glenda Adams and am wondering where she is from, if she is still writing, etc. I see she has an award named after her.

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    • Hi Tony,
      On the TBR I have her Dancing on Coral which won the Miles Franklin, but I haven’t got to it yet…it seems to be the only one still in print though I’d be happy to be corrected on that.
      She died recently (2007, I think)
      Lisa

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