2008 NSW Premier's Literary Award Shortlists

The shortlists for the 2008 NSW Premier's Award have been announced. The shortlisted works are:

Christina Stead Prize for Fiction ($20,000)
J.M. Coetzee Diary of a Bad Year
Matthew Condon The Trout Opera
Gregory Day Ron McCoy's Sea of Diamonds
Michelle de Kretser The Lost Dog
Tom Keneally The Widow and Her Hero
Alex Miller Landscape of Farewell

Douglas Stewart Prize for Non-Fiction ($20,000)
Tom Griffiths Slicing the Silence: Voyaging to Antarctica
Philip Jones Ochre and Rust: Artefacts and Encounters on Australian Frontiers
Guy Pearse High and Dry: John Howard, Climate Change the Selling of Australia's Future
Jacob G Rosenberg Sunrise West
Nicholas Rothwell Another Country
Maria Tumarkin Courage

Kenneth Slessor Prize for Poetry ($15,000)
Joanne Burns an illustrated history of dairies
Brook Emery Uncommon Light
Peter Kirkpatrick Westering
Kathryn Lomer Two Kinds of Silence
David Malouf Typewriter Music
Phyllis Perlstone The Edge of Everything

Ethel Turner Prize for Young People's Literature ($15,000)
Lollie Barr The Mag Hags
David Metzenthen Black Water
Robert Newton The Black Dog Gang
James Roy Town
David Spillman & Lisa Wilyuka Us Mob Walawurru
Lizzie Wilcock GriEVE

Patricia Wrightson Prize ($15,000)
Aaron Blabey Pearl Barley and Charlie Parsley
Martin Chatterton The Brain Finds a Leg
Li Cunxin & Anne Spudvilas (illus) The Peasant Prince
Liz Lofthouse & Robert Ingpen (illus) Ziba Came on a Boat
Emily Rodda The Key to Rondo
Carole Wilkinson Dragon Moon

Community Relations Commission Award ($15,000)
John Fitzgerald Big White Lie: Chinese Australians in White Australia
David Hill The Forgotten Children
Mark Kurzem The Mascot
Jacob G. Rosenberg Sunrise West
Peta Stephenson The Outsiders Within: Telling Australia's Indigenous-Asian Story

Gleebooks Prize ($10,000)
Kay Anderson Race and the Crisis of Humanism
Helen Gilbert & Jacqueline Lo Performance and Cosmopolitics: Cross-Cultural Transactions in Australia
Niall Lucy & Steve Mickler The War on Democracy: Conservative Opinion in the Australian Press
Glenn Nicholls Deport: A History of Forced Departures from Australia
Peta Stephenson The Outsiders Within: Telling Australia's Indigenous-Asian Story
Gillian Whitlock Soft Weapons: Autobiography in Transit

UTS Award for New Writing ($5,000)
No short list with this Award. Winner will be announced 19 May 2008

Play Award ($15,000)
Nicki Bloom Tender
Wesley Enoch The Story of the Miracles at Cookie's Table
Debra Oswald Stories in the Dark
Alana Valentine Parramatta Girls

Script Writing Award ($15,000)
Anna Broinowski Forbidden Lie$
Elissa Down & Jimmy Jack (a.k.a. Jimmy the Exploder) The Black Balloon
Kristen Dunphy East West 101: episode 1, The Enemy Within
Alison Nisselle Curtin
Cathy Randall Hey, Hey, It's Esther Blueburger
Michale James Rowland & Helen Barnes Lucky Miles

The NSW Premier's Literary Scholarship Prize ($15,000)
Katherine Barnes The Higher Self in Christopher Brennan's Poems: Esotericism, Romanticism, Symbolism
William Christie Samuel Taylor Coleridge: A Literary Life
Richard Freadman This Crazy Thing a Life: Australian Jewish Autobiography
Helen Gilbert & Janet Lo Performance and Cosmopolitics: Cross-Cultural Transactions in Australia
Anthony Uhlmann Samuel Beckett and the Philosophical Image
Ann Vickery Stressing the Modern: Cultural Politics in Australian Women's Poetry

The full list of the awards and associated judges' comments is available.

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