2009 Age Book of the Year Award Winners

The winners of "The Age" Book of the Year Awards were announced at the Melbourne Writers' Festival opening event on Friday 21st August.

The winners were:


Things We Didn't See Coming - Steven Amsterdam (Sleepers)


Down to the Crossroads: On the Trail of the 2008 US Election - Guy Rundle (Penguin)


Better than God - Peter Porter (Picador)

Steven Amsterdam also won Book of the Year, which is basically the best of the best.  Last weekend I heard that the publishers of Things We Didn't See Coming were rather over-the-moon about the novel's shortlisting.   They may not draw a sober breath for a week after this win.  And good luck to them.  For a small press to pick up a major award such as this with their first published novel says a lot about their publishing nous. 

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