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Booker Prize 2021 – Shortlist

The final shortlist of six novels has been revealed for this year’s Booker Prize. As always, the lucky winners will be the readers. The final six includes debut novelist Patricia Lockwood with No One Is Talking About This. Damon Galgut makes the list for the third time with The Promise, and Richard Powers makes his second shortlist

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2021 Queensland Literary Awards – winners

The State Library has announced the 2021 winners of the literary awards. Queensland Premier’s Award for a work of State Significance Biting the Clouds by Fiona Foley University of Queensland Press The University of Queensland Fiction Book Award Song of the Crocodile by Nardi Simpson Hachette Australia. For the full list of all the winners,

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2021 National Biography Award

The winner of the Award for 2021 is Truganini by Cassandra Pybus. The story of Truganini, a Nuenonne woman from Bruny Island off Tasmania, is shrouded in myth for almost two centuries. In this clear-eyed work, Pybus charts the ‘agonising accretion of unspeakable loss’ endured by Truganini, her people and other clans in 1800s colonial

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Awards Update

Ned Kelly Award for Best Crime Fiction 2021  The winner of the 2021 Ned Kelly Award for Best Crime Fiction is Consolation by Garry Disher (Text). The Ned Kelly Awards 2021 shortlist for this category was: Consolation (Garry Disher, Text) Gathering Dark (Candice Fox, Penguin) A Testament of Character (Sulari Gentill, Pantera) The Survivors (Jane Harper, Pan) * The Good

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Latest Award News

2021 National Biography Award The State Library of New South Wales (SLNSW) has announced the shortlist for the 2021 National Biography Award. The shortlisted works are: The Lotus Eaters (Emily Clements, Hardie Grant) One Bright Moon (Andrew Kwong, HarperCollins) Max (Alex Miller, A&U) * Truganini: Journey through the apocalypse (Cassandra Pybus, A&U) * Tell Me Why (Archie Roach, S&S) Penny

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2021 Qld Literary Awards

The shortlists for the 2021 Queensland Literary Awards have been announced. The shortlisted titles in two of the categories are: Queensland Premier’s Award for a Work of State Significance ($25,000)  Car Crash (Lech Blaine, Black Inc.) Ordinary Matter (Laura Elvery, UQP) Biting the Clouds (Fiona Foley, UQP) A Question of Colour (Pattie Lees with Adam C Lees, Magabala) Change

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