Posted by: Lisa Hill | January 28, 2016

2016 Victorian Premier’s Literary Award winners

Oh, it’s a good thing I don’t do the cooking chez moi.  I’ve been glued to my laptop watching the results come in on Twitter.

*drum roll*

Here are the winners of the 2016 Victorian Premier’s Literary Awards, in the order they were announced on Twitter.  I’ve left the shortlisted books below so that you can see all the other great books that were nominated too:

WINNER OF THE VICTORIA PRIZE FOR LITERATURE $100,000!!

Broken by Mary Anne Butler (Currency Press) – Rapid Creek, NT, see an interview with the playwright at ArtbackNT

PEOPLE’S CHOICE

Fever of Animals by Miles Allinson (Scribe Publications) – Brunswick, Vic, see my review

PRIZE FOR FICTION

The World Without Us by Mireille Juchau (Bloomsbury) – Earlwood, NSW, see a review at The Saturday Paper

PRIZE FOR NON-FICTION

Something for the Pain by Gerald Murnane (Text Publishing) – Goroke, Vic, see my review

PRIZE FOR DRAMA

Broken by Mary Anne Butler (Currency Press) – Rapid Creek, NT

PRIZE FOR POETRY

Crankhandle by Alan Loney (Cordite) – Malvern East, Vic, see a review at Cordite and also Tony’s thoughts at Messenger’s Booker and More.

PRIZE FOR WRITING FOR YOUNG ADULTS

Welcome to Orphancorp by Marlee Jane Ward (Xoum Publishing) – Brunswick West, Vic, see a review at Readings.

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The nominated works were:

PRIZE FOR FICTION

  • Fever of Animals by Miles Allinson (Scribe Publications) – Brunswick, Vic, see my review
  • The Other Side of the World by Stephanie Bishop (Hachette) – Springwood, NSW, see my review
  • Clade by James Bradley (Penguin) – Darlington, NSW
  • Forever Young by Steven Carroll (HarperCollins) – Brunswick East, Vic, see my review
  • The World Without Us by Mireille Juchau (Bloomsbury) – Earlwood, NSW
  • The Natural Way of Things by Charlotte Wood (Allen & Unwin) – Marrickville, NSW on my TBR

Highly commended:

  • Six Bedrooms by Tegan Bennett Daylight (Random House Australia)
  • The Mothers by Rod Jones (Text Publishing) see my review, and
  • Black Rock White City by A.S. Patrić (Transit Lounge Publishing) see my review

PRIZE FOR NON-FICTION

  • Modern Love: The Lives of John and Sunday Reed by Lesley Harding and Kendrah Morgan (MUP) – North Fitzroy, Vic, and Fitzroy, Vic
  • Thea Astley: Inventing Her Own Weather by Karen Lamb (UQP) – Dulwich Hill, NSW, see my review
  • Australia’s Second Chance by George Megalogenis (Penguin) – North Caulfield, Vic
  • Second Half First by Drusilla Modjeska (Knopf) – Birchgrove, NSW
  • Something for the Pain by Gerald Murnane (Text Publishing) – Goroke, Vic, see my review
  • Mannix by Brenda Niall (Text Publishing) – Deepdene, Vic, see my review

Highly commended:
Good Muslim Boy by Osamah Sami (Hardie Grant Books) and
Small Acts of Disappearance by Fiona Wright (Giramondo Publishing)

PRIZE FOR DRAMA

  • Mortido by Angela Betzien (Currency Press) – St Peters, NSW
  • Broken by Mary Anne Butler (Currency Press) – Rapid Creek, NT
  • SHIT by Patricia Cornelius (Melbourne Theatre Company) – Thornbury, Vic

Highly commended: I am a Miracle by Declan Greene

PRIZE FOR POETRY

  • The Guardians by Lucy Dougan (Giramondo Publishing) – East Victoria Park, Vic
  • Crankhandle by Alan Loney (Cordite) – Malvern East, Vic
  • The Subject of Feeling by Peter Rose (UWA Publishing) – Melbourne, Vic

Highly commended: Happiness by Martin Harrison (UWA Publishing)

PRIZE FOR WRITING FOR YOUNG ADULTS

  • Sister Heart by Sally Morgan (Fremantle Press) – Bicton, WA
  • A Single Stone by Meg McKinlay (Walker Books Australia) – Hamilton Hill, WA
  • Welcome to Orphancorp by Marlee Jane Ward (Xoum Publishing) – Brunswick West, Vic

Highly commended:

  • Illuminae by Aimee Kaufman and Jay Kristoff (Allen & Unwin) and
  • Becoming Kirrali Lewis by Jane Harrison (Magabala Books)

 


Responses

  1. Reblogged this on The Logical Place.

  2. I really liked Fever of Animals and I can also tell you, Mireille Juchau is an absolute darling. Was stranded with her in Ubud last October and I loved getting to know her a little. It looks like you haven’t read The World Without Us, Lisa?

    • No, not yet. To be honest, it wasn’t on my radar. My bad…

  3. The Mothers and The Other Side of the World are both on my list to read

    • That’s great, Guy:) LOL All you need now is the time to read them, right?

      • Exactly. Easier to buy them than it is to find the time to read them.

        • And to find the space to put them. I am in the midst of a purge, and my Op Shop is delighted!

  4. http://www.amazon.com/review/R2QQNVQ8ZI5BIW/ref=cm_cr_dp_cmt?ie=UTF8&ASIN=B006OVPP68&channel=detail-glance&nodeID=2625373011&store=movies-tv#wasThisHelpful

    • I agree with the customer who said that’s an unfair review, IMO to rate Une Village Francais 1-star because it didn’t have subtitles. It’s a brilliant series!

      • Did you see that 3 & 4 are going to be released w subtitles in Australia?

        • Yes, but I knew that because I’d been in touch with Readings:) I got #1 from JB HiFi, but #2 from Readings and then asked them about #3. They went to some trouble to find out what was happening, and it turns out that the delay derives from the series needing to be translated for Anglo audiences. Series 7 has just screened in France, so it will be a while before I get to see that. My French is good enough now to understand a lot of it, but The Spouse likes it too, so we have to wait for the sub-titled version.
          Meanwhile, we wait for series 5 of Game of Thrones! (We don’t do pay TV. We don’t watch anything with ads, not even *sigh* SBS anymore.)

  5. […] You can read the full list with links to reviews at https://anzlitlovers.com/2016/01/28/2016-victorian-premiers-literary-award-winners/ […]


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