It has been a busy week on the Australian literary scene with the shorlist announcements for CBCA early in the week and the New South Wales Premier’s Literary Awards today.
Congratulations to all the recognised writers, it was surely a difficult decision for the judging panels.
Ethel Turner Prize for Young People’s Literature shortlist:
- Three Summers – Judith Clarke (A&U)
- The Ink Bridge – Neil Grant (A&U)
- Sea Hearts – Margo Lanagan (A&U)
- A Corner of White – Jaclyn Moriarty (Pan Macmillan)
- Into that Forest – Louis Nowra (A&U)
- Unforgotten – Tohby Riddle (A&U)
The younger readers are also represented on the NSW PLA radar with the Patricia Wrightson Prize for Children’s Literature .
The shortlist is as follows:
- The Ghost of Miss Annabel Spoon – Aaron Blabey (Viking)
- Brotherband 1: The Outcasts – John Flanagan (Random House)
- Pookie Aleera is Not My Boyfriend – Steven Herrick (UQP)
- A Bear and a Tree – Stephen Michael King (Viking)
- The Tender Moments of Saffron Silk: Kingdom of Silk Series 6 – Glenda Millard with illustrations by Stephen Michael King (HarperCollins)
- Dragonkeeper Book 4: Blood Brothers – Carole Wilkinson (Walker Books)
The winner of each category will be announced at the Sydney Writers’ Festival on the 19th May.