Shortlists for the 2008 Adelaide Festival Awards for Literature

The shortlists for the 2008 Adelaide Festival Awards for Literature have been announced (PDF file). Works are chosen from the previous two years (hence the appearance of two Miles Franklin award winning novels on the fiction list) and the winners will be announced at the Adelaide Writers' Week in the East Tent on Sunday 2 March 2008 at 4:30pm.

$15,000 Award for Children's Literature (212 entries)
Home (Narelle Oliver, Omnibus)
Foundling: Monster Blood Tattoo Book 1 (D M Cornish, Omnibus)
Don't Call Me Ishmael (Michael Gerard Bauer, Omnibus)
Macbeth and Son (Jackie French, Angus & Robertson)
Danny Allen Was Here (Phil Cummings, Pan Macmillan)
The Worry Tree (Marianne Musgrove, Random House)

$15,000 Award for Fiction (147 entries)
Sorry (Gail Jones, Vintage)
Diary of a Bad Year (J M Coetzee, Text)
El Dorado (Dorothy Porter, Picador)
Carpentaria (Alexis Wright, Giramondo)
The Ballad of Desmond Kale (Roger McDonald, Vintage)
Orpheus Lost (Janette Turner Hospital, Fourth Estate)

$10,000 Award for Innovation (38 entries)
Diary of a Bad Year (J M Coetzee, Text)
Montale, a Biographical Anthology (John Watson, Puncher and Wattmann) Cube Root of Book (Paul Magee, John Leonard Press)
Someone Else: Fictional Essays (John Hughes, Giramondo)

$15,000 Award for Nonfiction (125 entries)
The Lamb Enters the Dreaming (Robert Kenny, Scribe)
Sunrise West (Jacob G Rosenberg, Brandl & Schlesinger)
Packer's Lunch (Neil Chenoweth, Allen & Unwin)
The Content Makers (Margaret Simons, Penguin)
The Vietnam Years: From the Jungle to the Australian Suburbs (Michael Caulfield, Hachette)
Not Part of the Public: Non-Indigenous Policies and Practices and the Health of
Indigenous South Australians, 1836-1973
(Judith Raftery, Wakefield Press)

$15,000 John Bray Poetry Award (90 entries)
At the Flash and at the Baci (Ken Bolton, Wakefield Press)
Esperance: New and Selected Poems (Caroline Caddy, Fremantle Press) Urban Myths: 210 Poems (News and Selected) (John Tranter, UQP)
A Bud (Claire Gaskin, John Leonard Press)
Not Finding Wittgenstein (J S Harry, Giramondo)
Seriatim (Geoff Page, Salt)

$10,000 Jill Blewett Playwright's Award for the Creative Development of a play script by a SA writer (12 entries)
Umbrellas by Shiela Duncan Merger - Art, Life and the Other Thing by Duncan Graham
Wives and Boats by Thomas Brittain

$10,000 Award for an Unpublished Manuscript by a SA Emerging Writer (32 entries)
The Second Fouling by Stephen Orr
As the Sun Shines by Lesley Beasley
The Minaret Path by Julia Archer

[Thanks to Andrew Kelly for the heads up.]

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