2009 Queensland Premier's Literary Awards Winners

The winners of the 2009 Queensland Premier's Literary Awards were announced in Brisbane last night.  The winners were:

Fiction Book Award

Wanting by Richard Flanagan, Random House Australia (Knopf)

Non-Fiction Book Award

The Tall Man: Death and Life on Palm Island by Chloe Hooper, Penguin Group (Australia)

Unpublished Indigenous Writer - Arts Queensland David Unaipon Award

The Boundary by Nicole Watson

Film Script - Pacific Film and Television Commission Award

Mary and Max by Adam Elliot, Melodrama Pictures Pty Ltd

Television Script - QUT Creative Industries Award

False Witness by Peter Gawler, Screentime Pty Ltd

Drama Script (Stage) Award

Realism by Paul Galloway, Currency Press

Poetry Collection - Arts Queensland Judith Wright Calanthe Award

The Striped World by Emma Jones, Faber and Faber

Australian Short Story Collection - Arts Queensland Steele Rudd Award

The Boat by Nam Le, Penguin Group (Australia)

Children's Book - Mary Ryan's Award

Little Blue by Gaye Chapman, Little Hare Books

Young Adult Book Award

A Small Free Kiss in the Dark by Glenda Millard, Allen & Unwin

Science Writer Award

Pasteur's Gambit: Louis Pasteur, The Australasian Rabbit Plague and a Ten Million Dollar Prize by Stephen Dando-Collins, Random House Australia (Vintage)

History Book - Faculty of Arts, University of Queensland Award

Stella Miles Franklin by Jill Roe, HarperCollins Publishers Australia

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

Code of Silence by Sarah Ferguson, ABC Four Corners

There was also the "Emerging Queensland Author - Manuscript Award" on the shortlists but which doesn't seem to have been awarded.  I can't determine if it was, but the information has not been released, or if none of the manuscripts were considered worthy of the award. 

You can read the "Courier-Mail's" response to the awards and the full shortlists.

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