2014 Prime Minister’s Literary Awards winners announced – Flanagan and Carroll take out Fiction Award

by |December 9, 2014

FlanoRichard Flanagan continued his award winning efforts as he was announced co-winner of the Fiction Award ay the 2014 Prime Minister’s Literary Awards last night.

Flanagan promptly announced he would would donating his $40,000 winning to the Indigenous Literacy Fund, while winner of the Children’s Fiction Award Bob Graham said he would be giving $10,000 to the Asylum Seeker Resource Centre.

Read our review of Richard Flanagan’s Man Booker Prize, and now Prime Minister’s Literary Award, winning novel The Narrow Road to the Deep North here.

Fiction—joint winners

A World of Other People, Steven Carroll
The Narrow Road to the Deep North, Richard Flanagan

Poetry

Drag Down to Unlock or Place an Emergency Call, Melinda Smith

Non-fiction—joint winners

Moving Among Strangers, Gabrielle Carey
Madeleine: A Life of Madeleine St John, Helen Trinca

Prize for Australian history—joint winners

Broken Nation: Australians in the Great War, Joan Beaumont
Australia’s Secret War: How unionists sabotaged our troops in World War II, Hal G.P. Colebatch

Young adult fiction

The Incredible Here and Now, Felicity Castagna

Children’s fiction

Silver Buttons, Bob Graham


The 2014 Prime Minister’s Literary Awards shortlists:

Fiction 
A World of Other People by Steven Carroll
The Narrow Road to the Deep North by Richard Flanagan
The Night Guest by Fiona McFarlane
Coal Creek by Alex Miller
Belomor by Nicolas Rothwell


Moving Among StrangersNon-fiction 
Moving Among Strangers by Gabrielle Carey
The Lucky Culture by Nick Cater
Citizen Emperor by Philip Dwyer
Rendezvous with Destiny by Michael Fullilove
Madeleine: A Life of Madeleine St John by Helen Trinca


broken-nationPrize for Australian History 
Broken Nation: Australians in the Great War by Joan Beaumont
First Victory 1914  by Mike Carlton
Australia’s Secret War: How unionists sabotaged our troops in World War II by Hal G.P. Colebatch
Arthur Phillip: Sailor, Mercenary, Governor, Spy by Michael Pembroke
The Forgotten Rebels of Eureka by Clare Wright


Young adult fiction 
The Incredible Here and Now by Felicity Castagna
Pureheart by Cassandra Golds
Girl Detective by Simmone Howell
Life in Outer Space by Melissa Keil
The First Third by Will Kostakis


Children’s fiction 
Silver Buttons by Bob Graham
Song for a Scarlet Runner by Julie Hunt
My Life as an Alphabet by Barry Jonsberg
Kissed by the Moon by Alison Lester
Rules of Summer by Shaun Tan

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Andrew Cattanach is a regular contributor to The Booktopia Blog. He has been shortlisted for The Age Short Story Prize and was named a finalist for the 2015 Young Bookseller of the Year Award. He enjoys reading, writing and sleeping, though finds it difficult to do them all at once.

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