2008 Victorian Premier's Literary Awards Winners

The winners of the 2008 Victorian Premier's Literary Awards were announced last night.

The Vance Palmer Prize for Fiction
The Spare Room by Helen Garner (Text Publishing)

The Nettie Palmer Prize for Non-fiction
The Ferocious Summer: Palmer's Penguins and the Warming of Antarctica by Meredith Hooper (Allen & Unwin)

The CJ Dennis Prize for Poetry
Press Release by Lisa Gorton (Giramondo Publishing)

The Louis Esson Prize for Drama
"When the Rain Stops Falling" by Andrew Bovell (Brink Productions)

The Prize for Young Adult Fiction
Tomorrow All Will Be Beautiful by Brigid Lowry (Allen & Unwin)

The Prize for a First Book of History
The Lamb Enters the Dreaming: Nathanael Pepper and the Ruptured World by Robert Kenny (Scribe)

The Alfred Deakin Prize for an Essay Advancing Public Debate
"Trapped in the Aboriginal Reality Show" by Marcia Langton (Griffith Review)

The Prize for Indigenous Writing
Anonymous Premonition by Yvette Holt (University of Queensland Press)

The Prize for the Best Music Theatre Script
"The Wild Blue" by Anthony Crowley (St. Martins Theatre)

The Prize for an Unpublished Manuscript by an Emerging Victorian Writer
Going Finish by Mandy Maroney

The Grollo Ruzzene Foundation Prize for Writing about Italians in Australia
Head Over Heel by Chris Harrison (Murdoch Books)

The John Curtin Prize for Journalism
"Out of Control: The Tragedy of Tasmania's Forests" by Richard Flanagan (The Monthly)

You can read the full list of shortlisted works here.

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