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Winners of the 2011 Australian Book Industry Awards

What follows is a selection of the winners announced at last night’s awards ceremony. ABIA Literary Fiction Book of the Year 2011 WINNER: Bereft written by Chris Womersley, published by Scribe Publications It is 1919. The Great War has ended, but the Spanish flu epidemic is raging across Australia. Schools are closed, state borders are guarded by armed men, and train travel is severely re... Read more

by | July 26, 2011

A shortlist of the 2011 ABIA shortlists…

Have your ‘non-binding and totally for fun‘ say – vote in our polls below. Literary Fiction Book of the Year 2011 Bereft written by Chris Womersley, published by Scribe Publications It is 1919. The Great War has ended, but the Spanish flu epidemic is raging across Australia. Schools are closed, state borders are guarded by armed men, and train travel is severely restricted. Th... Read more

by | July 8, 2011

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