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Monday, November 15, 2010

Queensland Premier's Literary Awards (1999-2010)

From Wikipedia accessed 11/15/10

The Queensland Premier's Literary Awards were inaugurated in 1999 and have grown to become a leading literary awards program within Australia, with $225,000 in prizemoney over 14 categories. One of Australia's richest prizes, top categories offer up to $25,000 for 1st prize.

Fiction Book Award

2010 Summertime, J.M. Coetzee
2009 Wanting by Richard Flanagan
2008 The Spare Room by Helen Garner
2007 Carpentaria by Alexis Wright
2006 The Garden Book by Brian Castro
2005 The Turning by Tim Winton
2004 Elizabeth Costello by J. M. Coetzee
2003 Due Preparations For The Plague by Janette Turner Hospital
2002 The Volcano by Venero Armanno
2001 True History of the Kelly Gang by Peter Carey
2000 Drylands by Thea Astley
1999 Fredy Neptune: A Novel in Verse by Les Murray

Emerging Queensland Author - Manuscript Award

2010 RPM, Noel Mengel
2009 No Award. The prize was shared between four shortlisted authors: Inga Simpson, Rachel Claire, Chris Somerville and Pamela Douglas. Extracts from the shortlisted works were published in the 09:05 issue of Perilous Adventures: The Writer's Magazine.
2008 Omega Park by Amy Vought Barker
2007 Life in the Bus Lane by Ian Commins
2006 The Anatomy of Wings by Karen Foxlee
2005 The Long Road of the Junkmailer by Patrick Holland
2004 An Accidental Terrorist by Steven Lang
2003 The Kingdom Where Nobody Dies by Kimberley Starr
2002 The Lambing Flat by Nerida Newton
2001 Mama Kuma: One Woman, Two Cultures by Deborah Carlyon
2000 The Bone Flute by Nike Bourke
1999 Shoelaces by Jillian Watkinson

Unpublished Indigenous Writer - The David Unaipon Award

2010 Purple Threads, Jeanine Leane
2009 The Boundary by Nicole Watson
2008 Every Secret Thing by Marie Munkara
2007 Skin Painting by Elizabeth Eileen Hodgson
2006 Me, Antman and Fleabag by Gayle Kennedy
2005 Anonymous Premonition by Yvette Holt
2004 Dust on Waterglass by Tara June Winch
2003 Whispers of This Wik Woman by Fiona Doyle
2002 Home by Larissa Behrendt
2001 The Mish by Robert Lowe
2000 Bitin’ Back by Vivienne Cleven
1999 Of Muse, Meandering and Midnight by Samuel Wagan Watson
1998 Is That You Ruthie? by Ruth Hegarty
1997 When Darkness Falls by John Bodey
1996 Black Angels Red Blood by Steven McCarthy
1995 Warrigal's Way by Warrigal Anderson
1994 The Sausage Tree by Valda Gee and Rosalie Medcraft
1993 Bridge of Triangles by John Muk Muk Burke
1992 Sweet Water, Stolen Land by Philip McLaren
1991 Broken Dreams by Bill Dodd
1990 Caprice: A Stockman's Daughter by Doris Pilkington Garimara
1989 Holocaust Island by Graeme Dixon

Non-Fiction Book Award

2010 The Blue Plateau: A Landscape Memoir, Mark Tredinnick
2009 The Tall Man: Death and Life on Palm Island by Chloe Hooper
2008 Muck by Craig Sherborne
2007 Slicing the Silence: Voyaging to Antarctica by Professor Tom Griffiths
2006 Packer's Lunch by Neil Chenoweth
2005 Papunya - A Place Made After the Story by Geoffrey Bardon and James Bardon
2004 A Death in Brazil by Peter Robb
2003 Meeting of the Waters by Margaret Simons
2002 The Boyds: A Family Biography by Dr Brenda Niall
2001 A Fine and Private Place by Brian Matthews

History Book Award - Faculty of Arts, University of Queensland Award

2010 Sydney Harbour: A history, Ian Hoskins
2009 Stella Miles Franklin by Jill Roe
2008 Drawing the Global Colour Line by Professor Marilyn Lake and Professor Henry Reynolds
2007 Iron Kingdom by Christopher Clark
2006 Arthur Tange: The Last of the Mandarins by Dr Peter Edwards
2005 The Sounds of Slavery: Discovering African History Through Songs, Sermons and Speech by Shane White and Graham White
2004 Dancing with Strangers by Inga Clendinnen
2003 Mussolini by Professor Richard Bosworth
2002 Gallipoli by Les Carlyon
2001 The Colonial Earth by Tim Bonyhady
2000 John Curtin: A Life by David Day
1999 The Sky Travellers by Bill Gammage

Children's Book Award - Mary Ryan's Award

2009 Little Blue by Gaye Chapman
2008 The Peasant Prince by Li Cunxin and Anne Spudvilas
2007 Layla Queen of Hearts by Glenda Millard
2006 The Slightly Bruised Glory of Cedar B. Hartley (who can't help flying high and falling in deep) by Martine Murray
2005 Camel Rider by Prue Mason
2004 Dragonkeeper by Carole Wilkinson
2003 Rain May and Captain Daniel by Catherine Bateson
2002 Blat Magic by Michael Stephens
2001 Fox by Margaret Wild and Ron Brooks
2000 The Family Tree by Jane Godwin
1999 Unseen by Paul Jennings

Young Adult Book Award

2010 Toppling, Sally Murphy
2009 A Small Free Kiss in the Dark by Glenda Millard
2008 Requiem for a Beast by Matt Ottley
2007 One Whole and Perfect Day by Judith Clarke
2006 The Red Shoe by Ursula Dubosarsky
2005 Secret Scribbled Notebooks by Joanne Horniman
2004 How to Make a Bird by Martine Murray
2003 Boys of Blood and Bone by David Metzenthen
2002 When Dogs Cry by Markus Zusak
[edit]Science Writers - Department of State Development, Trade and Innovation Award

2010 Catching Cancer, Sonya Pemberton
2009 Pasteur's Gambit: Louis Pasteur, The Australasian Rabbit Plague and a Ten Million Dollar Prize by Stephen Dando-Collins
2008 Why is Uranus Upside Down? (and other Questions about the Universe) by Professor Fred Watson
2007 Crude by Dr Richard Smith
2006 Good Health in the 21st Century by Dr Carole Hungerford
2005 Stem Cells by Elizabeth Finkel
2004 Genius of Junk by Sonya Pemberton

Poetry Collection - Arts Queensland Judith Wright Calanthe Award

2010 Apocrypha, Peter Boyle
2009 The Striped World by Emma Jones
2008 Typewriter Music by David Malouf
2007 The Passenger by Dr Laurie Duggan
2006 The New Arcadia by Professor John Kinsella
2005 The Ship by Sarah Day
2004 Wolf Notes by Judith Beveridge

Australian Short Story Collection - Arts Queensland Steele Rudd Award

2010 Little White Slips, Karen Hitchcock
2009 The Boat by Nam Le
2008 Someone Else by John Hughes
2007 Every Move You Make by David Malouf
2006 A Funny thing Happened at 27 000 Feet by Craig Cormick
2005 Vincenzo's Garden by John Clancy
2004 Mahjar by Eva Sallis

Literary Work Advancing Public Debate - the Harry Williams Award

2010 Requiem for a Species: Why we resist the truth about climate change, Clive Hamilton
2009 Code of Silence by Sarah Ferguson
2008 In My Shoes by Quentin McDermott and Steve Taylor
2007 Jonestown by Chris Masters
2006 Asbestos House by Gideon Haigh
2005 Sickness in the System by Hedley Thomas
2004 The History Wars by Stuart Macintyre and Anna Clark
2003 Dark Victory by David Marr and Marian Wilkinson
2002 In Denial: The Stolen Generations and the Right by Robert Manne and Reconciliation: A Journey by Michael Gordon
2001 Borderline: Australia's Treatment of Refugees and Asylum Seekers by Peter Mares and Dossier Inside the ABC by David Fagan and Dossier Team
2000 Why Weren't We Told by Henry Reynolds
1999 The Moment the Laughter Died by Tony Koch

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