Posted by: Lisa Hill | April 11, 2013

2013 NSW Premier’s Awards shortlists

New South Wales Literary Awards

The shortlists for the New South Wales Premier’s Literary Awards were announced today, and I’m very pleased to see that I’ve reviewed all of the nominations for the Christina Stead Prize for Fiction and nominees for the People’s Choice Award – and one of the NF nominations too.

Christina Stead Prize for Fiction and nominees for the People’s Choice Award

The Voyage The Daughters of Mars Foal's Bread Cold Light Mateship with Birds Animal People

The Voyage by Murray Bail (Text) See my review

The Daughters of Mars 
(by Thomas Keneally (Vintage) See my review

Foal’s Bread by Gillian Mears (Allen & Unwin) See my review

Cold Light by Frank Moorhouse (Vintage) See my review

Mateship with Birds by Carrie Tiffany (Picador) See my review and Carrie Tiffany at the Parkdale Library

Animal People by Charlotte Wood (Allen & Unwin) See my review and Meet an Aussie Author: Charlotte Wood

Douglas Stewart Prize for Nonfiction

Exile: The Lives and Hopes of Werner Pelz Ben Jonson: A Life Dark Night: Walking with McCahon The Biggest Estate on Earth: How Aborigines Made Australia Double Entry: How the Merchants of Venice Shaped the Modern World - and How Their Invention Could Make or Break the Planet The Office: A Hardworking History

Exile: The Lives and Hopes of Werner Pelz by Roger Averill (Transit Lounge) See my review

Ben Jonson: A Life by Ian Donaldson (Oxford University Press)

Dark Night: Walking with McCahon by Martin Edmond (AUP)

The Biggest Estate on Earth: How Aborigines Made Australia by Bill Gammage (Allen & Unwin) (On my TBR)

Double Entry: How the Merchants of Venice Shaped the Modern World – and How Their Invention Could Make or Break the Planetem> by Jane Gleeson-White (Allen & Unwin)

The Office: A Hardworking History by Gideon Haigh (Melbourne University Press)

Kenneth Slessor Prize for Poetry

Ruby Moonlight by Ali Cobby-Eckermann (Magabala Books)

First Light by Kate Fagan (Giramondo)

Open Sesame by Michael Farrell (Giramondo)

The Welfare of My Enemy by Anthony Lawrence (Puncher & Wattman)

Ladylike by Kate Lilly (UWA Publishing)

Here, There and Elsewhere by Vivian Smith (Giramondo)

Ethel Turner Prize for Young People’s Literature

Three Summers by Judith Clarke (Allen & Unwin)

The Ink Bridge by Neil Grant (Allen & Unwin)

*Sea Hearts by Margo Lanagan (Allen & Unwin)

A Corner of White by Jaclyn Moriarty (Pan Macmillan)

Into that Forest by Louis Nowra (Allen & Unwin)

Unforgotten by Tohby Riddle (Allen & Unwin)

Patricia Wrightson Prize for Children’s Literature

The Ghost of Miss Annabel Spoon by Aaron Blabey (Viking)

Brotherband 1: The Outcasts by John Flanagan (Random House)

Pookie Aleera is Not My Boyfriend by Steven Herrick (UQP)

A Bear and a Tree by Stephen Michael King (Viking)

The Tender Moments of Saffron Silk: Kingdom of Silk Series 6 by Glenda Millard, illus by Stephen Michael King (HarperCollins)

Dragonkeeper Book 4: Blood Brothers by Carole Wilkinson (Walker Books)

Community Relations Commission for a multicultural NSW Award

All Windows Open: And Other Stories, Hariklia Heristanidis (Clouds of Magellan)

Don’t Go Back to Where You Came from: Why Multiculturalism Works, Tim Soutphommasane (New South Publishing)

Beneath the Darkening Sky, Majok Tulba (Penguin Group Australia) See my review

Anguli Ma: A Gothic Tale, Chi Vu (Giramondo) See my review

UTS Glenda Adams Award for New Writing

Eleven Seasons, Paul D. Carter (Allen & Unwin) See the review at Kill Your Darlings.

The Burial, Courtney Collins (Allen & Unwin) See Kim’s review at Reading Matters and Sue’s at Whispering Gums.

Sufficient Grace, Amy Espeseth (Scribe) (on my TBR) See the review at 1 Girl 2 Many Books.  If you are a subscriber, there’s a review at the ABR too.

Running Dogs, Ruby Murray (Scribe) See my review

The Weight of a Human Heart, Ryan O’Neill (Black Inc.) See the review at Kill Your Darlings.

The Last Thread, Michael Sala (Affirm Press) See a review at Liticism.

NSW Premier’s Translation Prize

Peter Boyle

Alison Entrekin

Brian Nelson

There are other awards too, too many to add here.  Visit the Award website to see them all.

Ouyang Yu (see his profile at Meet an Aussie Author)


Responses

  1. I should say all the books listed are pretty new to me. Well done for reviewing those on the Christina Stead Prize list

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    • Thanks for visiting, Celestine:)

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  2. Well done on reading all those nominees Lisa! Which one would you pick as the winner?

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