Posted by: Lisa Hill | February 6, 2012

2012 Adelaide Festival Awards for Literature shortlists

I am indebted to Bookseller and Publisher for the news that the shortlist for the 2012 Adelaide Festival Awards for Literature, have been announced.

Fiction ($15,000)

Nonfiction ($15,000)

You can see the shortlisted titles in the Children’s Literature and Young Adult categories at the Bookseller and Publisher website.

Award winners will be announced on March 3rd during  the 2012 Adelaide Writers’ Week.  There is also an overall winner’s prize of $10,000.

Congratulations to all the authors, editors and publishers of the shortlisted books – well done!


  1. What a good shortlist! Often I look at shortlists and wonder about some of the titles suggested, but this one I found myself nodding with each one.


    • I think it’s an especially strong NF shortlist. I know I haven’t read them all, but I have heard such good things about Hazel Rowley’s bio, and the Manning Clark bio is very impressive. (I think it’s actually the longest book on my TBR LOL. Except maybe for Bolano’s 2666? I’d have to get them down and check to know for sure.)


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