2005 NSW Premier's Literary Awards Winners

At a special presentation dinner held at the NSW Parliament House in Sydney last night, the NSW Premier Bob Carr presented the winners of the NSW Premier's Literary Awards. The winners:

The NSW Premier's Translation Prize ($15,000)
Christopher Andrews

UTS Award for New Writing - Fiction ($5,000)
Denise Young The Last Ride - HarperCollinsPublishers Pty Ltd

Gleebooks Prize for Critical Writing ($10,000)
Gillian Cowlishaw Blackfellas White Fellas and the Hidden Injuries of Race - Blackwell Publishing

Community Relations Commission Award ($15,000)
Tony Kevin A Certain Maritime Incident: The Sinking of SIEV X - Scribe Publications Pty Ltd

Script Writing Award ($15,000)
Betty Churcher The Art of War, Film Australia

Play Award ($15,000)
Katherine Thomson Harbour, Sydney Theatre Company

Patricia Wrightson Prize for Children's Literature ($15,000)
Sherryl Clark Farm Kid - Penguin Group Australia

Ethel Turner Prize for Young People's Literature ($15,000)
Steven Herrick By the River - Allen & Unwin

Kenneth Slessor Prize for Poetry ($15,000)
Samuel Wagan Watson Smoke Encrypted Whispers - University of Queensland Press

Douglas Stewart Prize for Non-Fiction ($20,000)
John Hughes The Idea of Home: Autobiographical Essays - Giramondo Publishing Company

Christina Stead Prize for Fiction ($20,000)
Tim Winton The Turning - Pan Macmillan Australia Pty Ltd

In addition, the 2005 Book of the Year was presented to Samuel Wagan Watson, for his poetry collection Smoke Encrypted Whispers. You can read full href="http://www.arts.nsw.gov.au/awards/LiteraryAwards/2005%20awards/2005winners.htm">details of the award winners.

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