16 July 2010

2010 PM's Literary Awards shortlists

The shortlists for the 2010 Prime Minister's Literary Awards were announced yesterday. This year, with the inclusion of the inaugural young adult and children's fiction awards, there are four shortlists.

There is a $100,000 prize for the winners of each category.

  • Summertime by J. M. Coetzee
  • The Book of Emmett by Deborah Forster
  • The Lakewoman by Alan Gould
  • Dog Boy by Eva Hornung
  • Ransom by David Malouf
  • Lovesong by Alex Miller
  • As the Earth turns Silver by Alison Wong 
  • The Water Dreamers: The Remarkable History of Our Dry Continent by Michael Cathcart
  • Strange Places: A Memoir of Mental Illness by Will Elliott
  • The Colony: A History of Early Sydney by Grace Karskens
  • The Life and Death of Democracy by John Keane
  • The Blue Plateau: A Landscape Memoir by Mark Tredinnick
  • The Ghost at the Wedding by Shirley Walker
Young Adult Fiction

  • Stolen by Lucy Christopher
  • The Winds of Heaven by Judith Clarke
  • Confessions of a Liar, Thief and Failed Sex God by Bill Condon
  • The Museum of Mary Child by Cassandra Golds
  • Swerve by Phillip Gwynne
  • Jarvis 24 by David Metzenthen
  • Beatle meets Destiny by Gabrielle Williams  

Children’s Fiction
  • Cicada Summer by Kate Constable
  • The Terrible Plop by Ursula Dubosarsky and illustrator Andrew Joyner
  • Just Macbeth by Andy Griffiths and illustrator Terry Denton
  • Mr Chicken goes to Paris by Leigh Hobbs
  • Running with the Horses by Alison Lester
  • Star Jumps by Lorraine Marwood
  • Mannie and the Long Brave Day by Martine Murray and illustrator Sally Rippin
  • Tensy Farlow and the Home for Mislaid Children by Jen Storer
  • Harry and Hopper by Margaret Wild and illustrator Freya Blackwood
 Visit the official website for more information