For the second year, I’ve been a judge for these awards. Last year I did Children’s and YA on my own; this year, it was rather more sane, with two of us judging the YA and then we also have the children’s shortlist to read, so there will be four of us deciding the winners for both shortlists. There’s some fabulous books out there by Aussie authors!
Western Australian Premier’s Book Awards shortlist announced.
Culture and the Arts Minister John Day today announced the shortlists for the 2010 Western Australian Premier’s Book Awards.
Mr Day said a record number of 571 entries were submitted this year, compared to 400 for the 2009 awards.
“I am pleased these important awards are attracting so many entries from a wide range of publishers,” he said.
“This year, a People’s Choice Award has been added to the mix of categories.
“The six titles short―listed in the Fiction category will be eligible for this award, and I encourage avid readers and book club members across Australia to familiarise themselves with each of these fantastic works, so they can influence the outcome.”
Voting on the People’s Choice Award will commence on July 25 and finish on September 2. The voting form will be available on the State Library’s website.
The winners will be announced in September 2011.
|A Three-Cornered Life: The Historian W.K. Hancock||Jim Davidson||UNSW Press|
|Breaking News||Ben Hills||Scribe Publications|
|Into The Woods: The Battle For Tasmania’s Forests||Anna Krien||Black Inc.|
|Macquarie||Harry Dillon and Peter Butler||Random House Australia|
|Reading by Moonlight||Brenda Walker||Penguin Group Australia|
|The Quest For Justice||Ken Crispin||Scribe Publications|
|Body in the Clouds||Ashley Hay||Allen & Unwin|
|Indelible Ink||Fiona McGregor||Scribe Publications|
|That Deadman Dance||Kim Scott||Picador Australia|
|Traitor||Stephen Daisley||Text Publishing Co.|
|Utopian Man||Lisa Lang||Allen & Unwin|
|The English Class||Ouyang Yu||Transit Lounge Publishing|
|Burning Bright||Caroline Caddy||Fremantle Press|
|Colombine, New & Selected Poems||Jennifer Harrison||Black Pepper|
|Fire Diary||Mark Tredinnick||Puncher & Wattmann|
|Phantom Limb||David Musgrave||John Leonard Press|
|Pirate Rain||Jennifer Maiden||Giramondo Publishing|
|Selected Poems of Dorothy Hewett||Kate Lilley||UWA Publishing|
|Henry Hoey Hobson||Christine Bongers||Random House|
|Mirror||Jeannie Baker||Walker Books|
|Sarindi’s Dragon Kite||Janine M. Fraser/Illusrator Elise Hurst||Harper Collins Australia|
|The Red Wind||Isobelle Carmody||Penguin Group Australia|
|The Three Loves Of Persimmon||Cassandra Golds||Penguin Group Australia|
|Toppling||Sally Murphy/Illustrator Rhian Nest James||Walker Books|
|Anonymity Jones||James Roy||Random House Australia|
|Happy as Larry||Scot Gardner||Allen & Unwin|
|The FitzOsbornes in Exile : The Montmaray Journals 2||Michelle Cooper||Random House|
|The Midnight Zoo||Sonya Hartnett||Penguin Group Australia|
|This Is Shyness||Leanne Hall||Text Publishing Co.|
|Wavelength||A.J. Betts||Fremantle Press|
|Do Not Go Gentle||Patricia Cornelius||HLA Management|
|Gwen In Purgatory||Tommy Murphy||Currency Press|
|Life Without Me||Daniel Keene||Currency Press|
|Love Me Tender||Tom Holloway||HLA Management|
|Quack||Ian Wilding||Currency Press|
|Songs for Nobodies||Joanna Murray—Smith||Currency Press|
State Library of Western Australia WA History Award
|From the Barracks to the Burrup: The National Trust in Western Australia||Prof Andrea Whitcomb and Dr Kate Gregory||UNSW Press|
|Till the Stream Runs Dry: A history of hydrography in WA||Bill Bunbury||Department of Water|
|The Australind Journals of Marshall Waller Clifton 1840-1861||Phyllis Barnes and Dr James Cameron||Hesperian Press|
|The Forgotten Explorers: pioneer geologists of Western Australia, 1826-1926||Dr J. J. E. Glover and Jenny Bevan||Hesperian Press|
|Vite Italiane: Italian Lives in Western Australia||Dr Susanna Iuliano||UWA Publishing|
|Only a small number of entries were received for this category and there will not be a shortlist. An encouragement award will be announced at the award presentation ceremony.|