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Friday, July 16, 2010

2010 Prime Minister's Literary Awards shortlist (Australia)

The 2010 Prime Minister's Literary Awards Fiction, Non-Fiction, Young Adult Fiction and Children’s Fiction shortlists have been announced. Nine children's fiction and seven young adult fiction works, as well as seven fiction and six non-fiction works have made the 2010 shortlist, selected from more than 320 entries:

Children's fiction

* Cicada Summer by Kate Constable
* The Terrible Plop by Ursula Dubosarsky and illustrator Andrew Joyner
* Just Macbeth by Andy Griffiths and illustrator Terry Denton
* Mr Chicken goes to Paris by Leigh Hobbs
* Running with the Horses by Alison Lester
* Star Jumps by Lorraine Marwood
* Mannie and the Long Brave Day by Martine Murray and illustrator Sally Rippin
* Tensy Farlow and the Home for Mislaid Children by Jen Storer
* Harry and Hopper by Margaret Wild and illustrator Freya Blackwood


* Summertime by J. M. Coetzee
* The Book of Emmett by Deborah Forster
* The Lakewoman by Alan Gould
* Dog Boy by Eva Hornung
* Ransom by David Malouf
* Lovesong by Alex Miller
* As the Earth turns Silver by Alison Wong


* The Water Dreamers: The Remarkable History of Our Dry Continent by Michael Cathcart
* Strange Places: A Memoir of Mental Illness by Will Elliott
* The Colony: A History of Early Sydney by Grace Karskens
* The Life and Death of Democracy by John Keane
* The Blue Plateau: A Landscape Memoir by Mark Tredinnick
* The Ghost at the Wedding by Shirley Walker

Young adult fiction

* Stolen by Lucy Christopher
* The Winds of Heaven by Judith Clarke
* Confessions of a Liar, Thief and Failed Sex God by Bill Condon
* The Museum of Mary Child by Cassandra Golds
* Swerve by Phillip Gwynne
* Jarvis 24 by David Metzenthen
* Beatle meets Destiny by Gabrielle Williams

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