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Sunday, September 12, 2010

Vance Palmer Award for Fiction

From Wikipedia, accessed 9/12/10 and Award Tragic also accessed 9/12/10

The Vance Palmer Prize for Fiction is a component of the annual Victorian Premier's Literary Award and is valued at AU$30,000. Most Australian state premiers present annual Australian literary awards to promote Australian writing in all its forms. The award is named after Vance Palmer. See Australian Literature for more information about Australian authors and their works.
As a leading literary critic Palmer wrote reviews and presented a program called Current Books Worth Reading on ABC Radio. He also wrote books about Australian cultural life, including National Portraits (1940) A.G. Stephens: His Life and Work, (1941) Frank Wilmot (1942), Old Australian bush ballads (co-authored with Margaret Sutherland) (1951) and The Legend of the Nineties (1954). He was appointed in Chairman of the Advisory Board of the Commonwealth Literary Fund in 1947.
[edit]Winners by year

2010 Shortlist:
* Parrot and Olivier in America by Peter Carey
* The Bath Fugues by Brian Castro,
* Summertime by J.M. Coetzee
* Jasper Jones by Craig Silvey
* Truth by Peter Temple

2009 The Slap by Christos Tsiolkas
2008 The Spare Room by Helen Garner
2007 Carpentaria by Alexis Wright
2006 Theft: A Love Story by Peter Carey
2005 Surrender by Sonya Hartnett 
2004 Slow Water by Annamarie Jagose
2003 Shanghai Dancing by Brian Castro
2002 Gould's Book of Fish: A Novel in Twelve Fish by Richard Flanagan
2001 True History of the Kelly Gang by Peter Carey
2000 Out of Ireland by Christopher Koch
1999 Mr Darwin's Shooter by Roger McDonald
1998 The Sound of One Hand Clapping by Richard Flanagan
1997 The Drowner by Robert Drewe
1996 Camille's Bread by Amanda Lohrey
1995 Dark Places by Kate Grenville
1994 What I Have Written by John A. Scott
1993 After China by Brian Castro
1992 Double Wolf by Brian Castro
1991 Still Murder by Finola Moorhead
1990 Oceana Fine by Tom Flood
1989 Captivity Captive by Rodney Hall
1988 Holden's Performance by Murray Bail
1987 Second Sight by Janine Burke
1986 Illywhacker by Peter Carey
1985 Antipodes by David Malouf

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