The awards are given in six categories. Fiction. Poetry. Prize for Australian History. Nonfiction. Young Adult Fiction. Children's Fiction. We'll look at the last two categories here- the other categories are available on the website. ,
Young Adult Fiction
Are You Seeing Me? - Darren Groth
The Astrologer's Daughter - Rebecca Lim
The Minnow - Diana Sweeney
WINNER - The Protected - Claire Zorn (see my review)
Tigers on the Beach - Doug MacLeod
My Dad is a Bear - Nicola Connelly, Annie White (illustrator)
My Two Blankets - Irena Kobald, Freya Blackwood (illustrator) (see my review)
WINNER - One Minute's Silence - David Metzenthen, Michael Camilleri (illustrator) (see my review)
Two Wolves - Tristan Bancks (see my review)
Withering-by-Sea - Judith Rossell (see my review)
The Prime Minister's Literary Award is quite a generous prize- the winner takes home $80,000, while the shortlisted authors all receive $5,000. I look forward to finding out the winners.
|AusReading Month 2015 at Brona's Books|
I'm not sure how they will judge the junior books - such a diverse age range in the five books nominated as well as very different styles/genres. I did love Withering though, so I hope it gets a nod this time.
I love the cover of Tigers on the Beach!
I could be sacked for this - but does our prime minister read fiction? Some interesting books on this list. If you didn't post it I dont think I would've seen it. Thanks
Those are all new titles to me.
I finally got around to cataloging the books I picked up for our library from the October book fair. My Two Blankets is definitely one I cataloged yesterday. Must give it a read soon. Scholastic is so good at picking wonderful books and they are strangely good at including wonderful Australian books now and then.
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