Today the short lists were announced (I am a literary awards junkie :)
Let's talk about the YA ones, yeah?
The Ethel Turner Prize ($30,000), named in honour of the acclaimed author of the children's classic Seven Little Australians, is offered for a work of fiction, non-fiction or poetry written for young people of secondary school level.
Previous winners of the Ethel Turner Prize include Mem Fox and Julie Vivas, Markus Zusak, Ursula Dubosarsky and James Roy (from site)
2011 shortlisted writers are...