Wednesday, March 16, 2011

2011 NSW Premier's Literary Awards Shortlist

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...


  1. OOOooo Yay! I've read three of them (Graffiti Moon, The Piper's Son and Dreaming of Amelia) and my pick is totally Graffiti Moon, because it is my favourite but books that I want to win almost never do :(


  2. Oh man! I need to get my hands on the authors here I don't know! Especially if you can't pick a favorite! They all must be amazing!

  3. I was blown away by Kirsty Eagar's other book, Raw Blue, and jaclyn Moriarty has probably written the funniest book I've read this year... but of course, you can probably predict, I'm pulling for Melina. I love her books SO HARD. Will you post an update when winners are announced? Because i know i'll probably forget but I'd still love to know the winners!

  4. I've read The Piper's Son and Dreaming of Amelia. Really want to read Graffiti Moon. The other ones sound great too.
    Melina Marchetta and Jaclyn Moriarty are my two most favourite authors. So proud. :)
    I would love to see Jaclyn win (I also have a soft spot for her) but I don't mind who wins. Such a great list of authors.

  5. Almost all the shortlisted writers are on my wishlist. I need to get my hands on The Piper's Son.

  6. I have read none of these and want to read them ALL!!!

  7. I'm going to embarrass myself by admitting this, but I haven't read any of these books *hides face in shame*. I need to read Marchetta though, her books have been on my list for a while and I need to get with the program and read!

  8. Bless you for being an literary award junkie and sharing the news with us.

    I'm so happy about TPS! I freaking LOVE that book!

    Now I plan on working my way down this list for the Aussie RC. So exciting.

  9. It's so awesome that all these amazing women are being recognized.

  10. I didn't realise that Belinda Jeffrey had a newish book out. I read Brown Skin Blue recently and thought it was excellent.

  11. Great list of finalist. Some of my favourite books on there and some that I still desperately need to read .

    I am not sure who I want too win either :)


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