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Winners of the 2011 Prime Minister’s Literary Awards Announced

Prime Minister Julia Gillard and Arts Minister, Simon Crean, today announced the winners of the 2011 Prime Minister’s Literary Awards. FICTION: WINNER: Traitor – Stephen Daisley In the battle-smoke and chaos of Gallipoli, a young New Zealand soldier helps a Turkish doctor fighting to save a boy’s life. Then a shell bursts nearby; the blast that should have killed them both consigns ... Read more

by | July 8, 2011

Kim Scott wins the 2011 Miles Franklin Literary Award for That Deadman Dance

Congratulations Kim Scott WINNER: That Deadman’s Dance Judges’ Formal Comments:  ‘Kaya.  Writing such a word, Bobby Wabalanginy couldn’t help but smile. Nobody had done writ that before, he thought. Nobody ever writ hello or yes that way!’ This is the beginning of Kim Scott’s That Deadman Dance, a powerful and innovative fiction that shifts our sense of what an historical novel can achieve. Its... Read more

by | June 22, 2011

The three contenders for the 2011 Miles Franklin Literary Award, Chris Womersley, Kim Scott and Roger McDonald, answer Ten Terrifying Questions

The Booktopia Book Guru asks the three contenders for the 2011 Miles Franklin Literary Award, Chris Womersley, Kim Scott and Roger McDonald, Ten Terrifying Questions ——————————– 1. To begin with why don’t you tell us a little bit about yourselves – where were you born? Raised? Schooled? Chris Womersley: I was born in Melbou... Read more

by | June 21, 2011

2011 Prime Minister’s Literary Awards: Shortlists Announced

Arts Minister Simon Crean today announced the shortlists for the 2011 Prime Minister’s Literary Awards. Minister Crean said the Prime Minister’s Literary Awards recognise the outstanding literary talent in our country. “This year is the fourth year of the Awards, and also marks the greatest number of entries received in the history of the Awards,” Mr Crean said. “T... Read more

by | May 26, 2011

The 2011 Miles Franklin Award Shortlist

The three novels shortlisted for the 2011 Miles Franklin Award are… When Colts Ran by Roger McDonald ‘There was nothing more definite when it came to promise than the worn old earth.’ In this sweeping epic of friendship, toil, hope and failed promise, multi-award-winning author Roger McDonald follows the story of Kingsley Colts as he chases the ghost of himself through the dec... Read more

by | April 19, 2011

The Miles Franklin Literary Award Longlist 2011

Congratulations to all of the longlisted authors! Update: Click here for The 2011 Miles Franklin Award Shortlist The longlisted authors are: Jon Bauer – Rocks in the Belly How far can you push a child before he snaps? Rocks in the Belly tells the story of an eight-year-old boy and the adult he becomes. When he is young his mother fosters boys, despite the jealous turmoil it arouses in her... Read more

by | March 17, 2011