2010 Adelaide Festival Awards for Literature

The winners of the 2010 Adelaide Festival Awards for Literature were announced on Sunday.  The winners are:

Children's Literature Award (for a published children's book, fiction or non-fiction)
Tales From Outer Suburbia
by Shaun Tan (Allen & Unwin)

Fiction Award (for a published novel or collection of short stories)
Ransom by David Malouf (Knopf/Random House)

Innovation Award  (for a published book which departs from the conventional use of genre by borrowing elements from a number of genres such as fiction, non-fiction, biography, autobiography, poetry or cultural criticism)
Barley Patch by Gerald Murnane (Giramondo)
Non-Fiction Award (for a published work of non-fiction demonstrating a command of the subject as well as a fluent and outstanding literary style)
Stella Miles Franklin: A Biography by Jill Roe (Fourth Estate/HarperCollins)

John Bray Poetry Award (for a published collection of poetry)
The Other Way Out by Bronwyn Lea (Giramondo Poets)

Premier's Award (for the best of the above categories)
Tales From Outer Suburbia by Shaun Tan (Allen & Unwin)

South Australian Recipients

Jill Blewett Playwright's Award
This Place by Nina Pearce

Unpublished Manuscript Award
End of the Night Girl by Amy T. Matthews

Barbara Hanrahan Fellowship

Potatoes in All Their Glory and How to Win at Democracy by Patrick Allington

Carclew Fellowship
Alone With Me by Nicole Pl├╝ss

The full shortlists can be found here.

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