2007 NSW Premier's Award Shortlists

The shortlists for the 2007 NSW Premier's Award have been announced.

The shortlisted works are:

Christina Stead Prize for Fiction ($20,000)

James Bradley The Resurrectionist Pan Macmillan Australia Pty Ltd
Anson Cameron Lies I Told About a Girl Pan Macmillan Australia Pty Ltd
Peter Carey Theft: A Love Story Random House Australia Pty Ltd
Gail Jones Dreams of Speaking Random House Australia Pty Ltd
Deborah Robertson Careless Pan Macmillan Australia Pty Ltd
Alexis Wright Carpentaria Giramondo Publishing Company

Douglas Stewart Prize for Non-Fiction ($20,000)

Quentin Beresford Rob Riley: an Aboriginal Leader's Quest for Justice Aboriginal Studies Press
Janine Burke The Gods of Freud: Sigmund Freud's Art Collection Random House Australia Pty Ltd
Michael Gurr Days Like These Melbourne University Publishing Ltd
Robert Hughes Things I Didn't Know: a Memoir Random House Australia Pty Ltd
Sylvia Martin Ida Leeson: A Life; not a blue-stocking lady Allen & Unwin
Chris Masters Jonestown: the Power and the Myth of Alan Jones Allen & Unwin

Kenneth Slessor Prize for Poetry ($15,000)

Robert Adamson The Goldfinches of Baghdad Flood Editions
Laurie Duggan The Passenger University of Queensland Press
Les Murray The Biplane Houses Black Inc.
John Tranter Urban Myths: 210 Poems University of Queensland Press
Simon West First Names Puncher and Wattmann
Fay Zwicky Picnic Giramondo Publishing Company

Ethel Turner Prize for Young People's Literature ($15,000)

Michael Gerard Bauer Don't Call Me Ishmael! Omnibus Books
Judith Clarke One Whole and Perfect Day Allen & Unwin
Ursula Dubosarsky The Red Shoe Allen & Unwin
Barry Jonsberg Dreamrider Allen & Unwin
Michael Parker Doppelganger Penguin Group (Australia)
Shaun Tan The Arrival Hachette Livre Australia

Patricia Wrightson Prize ($15,000)

Deborah Carlyon & John Danalis (illus) Loku and the Shark Attack University of Queensland Press
Rosanne Hawke & Robert Ingpen (illus) Mustara Hachette Livre Australia
Doug MacLeod I'm Being Stalked by a Moonshadow Penguin Group (Australia)
Laurel Nannup A Story to Tell University of Western Australia Press
Narelle Oliver Home Omnibus Books
Jan Ormerod Water Witcher Little Hare Books

Community Relations Commission Award ($15,000)

Peter Browne The Longest Journey: Resettling Refugees from Africa University of NSW Press Ltd
Nathalie Huynh Chau Nguyen Voyage of Hope: Vietnamese Australian
Women's Narratives
Common Ground Publishing Pty Ltd
Wendy Orr & Donna Rawlins (illus) Across the Dark Sea National Museum of Australia Press
Alice Pung Unpolished Gem Black Inc.
Cassandra Pybus Black Founders: the Unknown Story of Australia's First Black Settlers University of New South Wales Press Ltd
Shaun Tan The Arrival Hachette Livre Australia

Gleebooks Prize ($10,000)

Rod Barton The Weapons Detective: the Inside Story of Australia 's Top Weapons Inspector Black Inc. Agenda
Frank Brennan Acting on Conscience: How Can We Responsibly Mix Law, Religion and Politics? University of Queensland Press
Patricia Edgar Bloodbath: a Memoir of Australian Television Melbourne University Publishing Ltd
Gideon Haigh Asbestos House: the secret history of James Hardie Industries Scribe Publications Pty Ltd
K. S. Inglis Whose ABC? the Australian Broadcasting Corporation 1983-2006 Black Inc.
Antony Loewenstein My Israel Question Melbourne University Publishing Ltd

UTS Award for New Writing ($5,000)

No short list with this Award. Winner will be announced 29 May 2007

Play Award ($15,000)

Christopher Aronsten Human Resources Darlinghurst Theatre Company
Jane Bodie A Single Act University of Melbourne / MTC,
Beckett Theatre, CUB Malthouse
Campion Decent Embers Hothouse Theatre & Sydney Theatre Company
Jane Malone The Rumour The Crypt Theatre
Tommy Murphy Holding the Man Griffin Theatre Company / Currency Press
Debra Oswald The Peach Season Griffin Theatre Company

Script Writing Award ($15,000)

Tony Ayres The Home Song Stories Porchlight Films/ Big and Little Films
David Caesar & Fiona Seres Dangerous, Episode 7 Southern Star Entertainment P/L
Marc Rosenberg The December Boys Becker Entertainment
Keith Thompson Clubland RB Films Pty Ltd
Keith Thompson He's Coming South Animax Films Pty Ltd
Katherine Thomson Answered By Fire â€" Part Two Beyond Simpson Le Mesurier, Muse Entertainment, Terra Rossa Pictures

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

May-Brit Akerholt
Harry Aveling
Christine Cornell
John Nieuwenhuizen
Simon Patton

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