NT History Book and Literary Awards winners announced
The 2012 Chief Minister’s Northern Territory History Book Award has been awarded to Great Central State: The Foundation of the Northern Territory by Jack Cross (Wakefield Press) and Darwin Spitfires: The Real Battle for Australia by Anthony Cooper (UNSW Press).
The award, which is worth $1000 and is administered by the Northern Territory Library, was presented at Parliament House in Darwin on 10 May. The two winning titles were selected from a shortlist of three.
Also announced at the awards ceremony were the winners of the 2012 Northern Territory Literary Awards.
The winners in the book-related categories are:
Dymocks Arafura Short Story Award ($1000)
- ‘Pig’ (Karen Manton)
- ‘Kwatye Scours the Sand: A Sonnet’ (Michael Giacometti)
Charles Darwin University Bookshop Travel Short Story Award ($500)
- ‘The Slow Living Diary’ (Karen Manton)
Charles Darwin University Essay Award ($1000)
- ‘Looking for Bertha Strehlow: Giving voice to silence’ (Leni Shilton)
Dymocks Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island Writers’ Award ($1000)
- ‘Territory Days’ (Joey Flynn)
Kath Manzie Youth Literary Award ($600)
- ‘I’m Faster Than You Know’ (Kierra-Jay Power).
The Northern Territory Literary Awards, presented for unpublished works, are also administered by the Northern Territory Library. To see a complete list of the works shortlisted for this year’s awards, click here.
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