2008 Queensland Premier's Literary Awards

The winners of the 2008 Queensland Premier's Literary Awards have been announced.

The winners are:

Science Writer Award
Why is Uranus Upside Down? And other questions about the Universe, Professor Fred Watson (Allen & Unwin)

Literary or Media Work Advancing Public Debate - The Harry Williams Award
"In My Shoes", Quentin McDermott and Steve Taylor (Four Corners, The ABC)

Film Script - Pacific Film & Television Commission Award
"Prime Mover", David Caesar (Porchlight Films)

Drama Script (Stage) Award
"When the Rain Stops Falling", Andrew Bovell (Scott Theatre)

Television Script - QUT Creative Industries Award
"Underbelly: Episode 7 - Wise Monkeys", Felicity Packard (Screentime)

History Book - Faculty of Arts, University of Queensland Award
Drawing the Global Colour Line Professor Marilyn Lake and Professor Henry Reynolds (Melbourne University Publishing)

Non Fiction Book Award
Muck, Craig Sherborne (Black Inc)

Fiction Book Award
The Spare Room, Helen Garner (Text Publishing)

Poetry Collection - Arts Queensland Judith Wright Calanthe Award
Typewriter Music, David Malouf (University of Queensland Press)

Australian Short Story - Arts Queensland Steele Rudd Award
Someone Else, John Hughes (Giramondo Publishing)

Emerging Queensland Author - Manuscript Award
Omega Park, Amy Vought Barker

Unpublished Indigenous Writer - The David Unaipon Award
Every Secret Thing, Marie Munkara

Children's Book - Mary Ryan's Award
The Peasant Prince, Li Cunxin and Anne Spudvilas (Penguin Group Australia)

Young Adult Book Award
Requiem for a Beast, Matt Ottley (Lothian Children's Books an imprint of Hachette Livre Australia)

You can read the full shortlists for the awards here.

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