The award shortlists seem to be coming thick and fast at the moment.
Here are the shortlists for the children and YA sections of the NSW Premier's Literary Award.
Patricia Wrightson Prize for Children's Literature (see judges comments)
The First Voyage - Allan Baillie
Rivertime - Trace Balla (see my review)
Figgy in the World - Tamsin Janu (Joint Winner)
The Duck and the Darklings - Glenda Millard & Stephen Michael King
Crossing - Catherine Norton (Joint Winner)
The Adventures of Sir Roderick the Not-Very Brave - James O'Loghlin
Ethel Turner Prize for Young Adult's Literature (see judges comments)
Book of Days - K.A. Barker
The Road to Gundagai - Jackie French
Are You Seeing Me? - Darren Groth
Razorhurst - Justine Larbalestier
The Cracks in the Kingdom - Jaclyn Moriarty (Winner)
Cracked - Clare Strathan
I haven't read any of these yet. There's always so much more great reading ahead.
The full shortlists are available here.The winners will be announced on Monday May 18 as part of the Sydney Writers Festival.
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