2009 Prime Minister's Literary Awards Shortlists

The shortlists for the 2009 Prime Minister's Literary Awards have been announced.

From the website: "The Prime Minister's Literary Awards celebrate the contribution of Australian literature to the nation's cultural and intellectual life.

The awards, held annually, recognise literature's importance to our national identity, community and economy. A tax free prize of $100,000 is awarded to the works judged to be of the highest literary merit in each of two categories: fiction and non-fiction."


The Pages - Murray Bail (Text Publishing)
People of the Book - Geraldine Brooks (Harper Collins)
Wanting - Richard Flanagan (Random House)
Everything I Knew - Peter Goldsworthy (Penguin Books)
One Foot Wrong - Sofie Laguna (Allen and Unwin)
The Boat - Nam Le (Penguin Books)
The Good Parents - Joan London (Random House)


Van Diemen's Land - James Boyce (Black Inc.)
Doing Life: A Biography of Elizabeth Jolley - Brian Dibble (UWA Press)
Gough Whitlam: A Moment in History - Jenny Hocking (Melbourne University Publishing)
The Tall Man: Death and Life on Palm Island - Chloe Hooper (Penguin Books)
House of Exile: The Life and Times of Heinrich Mann and Nelly Kroeger-Mann - Evelyn Juers (Giramondo)
Drawing the Global Colour Line - Marilyn Lake and Henry Reynolds (Melbourne University Publishing)
The Henson Case - David Marr (Text Publishing)
American Journeys - Don Watson (Random House)

The winners of these awards will be announced by the end of the year, presumably. I can't find any specific date on the website.

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