2009 Queensland Premier's Literary Awards Shortlists

The shorlists for the 2009 Queensland Premier's Literary Awards have been announced

Fiction Book Award

Wanting by Richard Flanagan, Random House Australia (Knopf)
The Lieutenant
by Kate Grenville,Text Publishing
The Boat by Nam Le, Penguin Group (Australia)
Ransom by David Malouf, Random House Australia (Knopf)
The Slap by Christos Tsiolkas, Allen & Unwin

Non-Fiction Book Award

Gough Whitlam
by Jenny Hocking, Melbourne University Publishing
The Tall Man: Death and Life on Palm Island
by Chloe Hooper, Penguin Group (Australia)
Lives of the Papunya Tula Artists
by Vivien Johnson, IAD Press
Shadowed Days
by Garry Kinnane, Clouds of Magellan
Manning Clark: A Life
by Brian Matthews, Allen & Unwin

Emerging Queensland Author - Manuscript Award

Bone Mother
by Pamela S. Douglas
The Knock Knock
by Rachel Rutter
Off the Grid
by Inga Simpson
Young Liars and Other Stories
by Chris Somerville

Unpublished Indigenous Writer - Arts Queensland David Unaipon Award

Which Way? by John Davis
Aprons and Stock-whips by Alfa Emily Geiszler and Maryann Lazarus
Magpies by Jeanine Leane
Only a Bridge by Ngitji Ngitji Mona Tur
The Boundary by Nicole Watson

Film Script - Pacific Film and Television Commission Award

Cedar Boys by Serhat Caradee, Cedar Boys Pty Ltd
Mary and Max by Adam Elliot, Melodrama Pictures Pty Ltd
The Last Ride by Mac Gudgeon, Last Ride Pty Ltd
Mao's Last Dancer by Jan Sardi, Last Dancer Pty Ltd

Television Script - QUT Creative Industries Award

False Witness by Peter Gawler, Screentime Pty Ltd
K9 - Regeneration - Episode 1 by Shane Krause and Shayne Armstrong, Metal Mutt Productions Pty Ltd
East West 101 - Just Cargo - Episode 9 by Michelle Offen, Knapman Wyld Television Pty Ltd
Underbelly - A Tale of Two Cities - Judas Kiss - Episode 9 by Felicity Packard, Screentime Pty Ltd
My Place - 1978 - Mike by Nicholas Parsons, Chapman Pictures Pty Ltd

Drama Script (Stage) Award

Realism by Paul Galloway, Currency Press
Frankenstein by Lally Katz
The Great by Tony McNamara, Currency Press
The Modern International Dead by Damien Millar, Currency Press
The Messenger: The Play by Ross Mueller, Currency Press

Poetry Collection - Arts Queensland Judith Wright Calanthe Award

Aria by Sarah Holland-Batt, University of Queensland Press
The Striped World by Emma Jones, Faber and Faber
Divine Comedy: Journeys Through a Regional Geography by John Kinsella, University of Queensland Press
The Other Way Out by Bronwyn Lea, Giramondo Publishing

Australian Short Story Collection - Arts Queensland Steele Rudd Award

Her Father's Daughter by John Clanchy, University of Queensland Press
The Rip by Robert Drewe, Penguin Group (Australia)
The Bird in the Egg and Other Stories by Steve Holden, Ginninderra Press
The Boat by Nam Le, Penguin Group (Australia)

Children's Book - Mary Ryan's Award

Possum and Wattle: My Big Book of Australian Words by Bronwyn Bancroft, Little Hare Books
Little Blue by Gaye Chapman, Little Hare Books
The Camel Who Crossed Australia by Jackie French, HarperCollins Publishers Australia
Darius Bell and the Glitter Pool by Odo Hirsch, Allen & Unwin
Pearl Verses the World by Sally Murphy and Heather Potter, Walker Books Australia

Young Adult Book Award

Into White Silence
by Anthony Eaton, Random House Australia
The Beginner's Guide to Living
by Lia Hills, Text Publishing
Sprite Downberry
by Nette Hilton, HarperCollins Publishers Australia
My Candlelight Novel
by Joanne Horniman, Allen & Unwin
A Small Free Kiss in the Dark
by Glenda Millard, Allen & Unwin

Science Writer Award

Small Wonders: how microbes rule our world by Idan Ben-Barak, Scribe Publications
Pasteur's Gambit: Louis Pasteur, The Australasian Rabbit Plague and a Ten Million Dollar Prize by Stephen Dando-Collins, Random House Australia (Vintage)
Darwin's Armada
by Iain McCalman, Penguin Group (Australia)
Evolution's Edge: The Coming Collapse and Transformation of our World by Graeme Taylor, New Society Publishers
Hendra and the bats by Ian Townsend, ABC Radio National

History Book - Faculty of Arts, University of Queensland Award

The Collectors of Lost Souls: Turning Kuru Scientists into Whitemen by Warwick Anderson, The Johns Hopkins University Press
Churchill and Australia by Graham Freudenberg, Pan Macmillan Australia
Travels in Atomic Sunshine by Robin Gerster, Scribe Publications
Darwin's Armada by Iain McCalman, Penguin Group (Australia)
Stella Miles Franklin by Jill Roe, HarperCollins Publishers Australia

Literary or Media Work Advancing Public Debate - The Harry Williams Award

The Drugs Scourge by Michael Crutcher and Matthew Fynes-Clinton, "The Courier-Mail"
Code of Silence by Sarah Ferguson, ABC Four Corners
The Tall Man: Death and Life on Palm Island by Chloe Hooper, Penguin Group (Australia)
Quarterly Essay - Last Drinks: The Impact of the Northern Territory Intervention by Paul Toohey, Black Inc
Crisis for Children by Ian Townsend, ABC Radio National

The winners will be announced at the State Library of Queensland on Tuesday 8th September.

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