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2012 Human Rights Literature Award shortlist announced

The shortlist for this year’s Human Rights Literature Award has been announced.

The shortlisted titles are:

  • Am I Black Enough For You? (Anita Heiss, Bantam)
  • The Boy Who Wouldn’t Die (David Nyuol Vincent & Carol Nader, A&U)
  • Don’t Go Back to Where You Came From (Tim Soutphommasane, NewSouth)
  • The People Smuggler (Robin de Crespigny, Viking).


The winner of this year’s award will be announced on 10 December.

The Human Rights Literature Award is presented annually by the Australian Human Rights Commission as part of the Human Rights Awards. The nonfiction award is also sponsored by the Co-op Bookshop. As previously reported by Bookseller+Publisher, Half a Citizen: Life on Welfare in Australia (John Murphy et al, A&U) won the award last year.

The Human Rights Awards recognise contributions to Australian society by community members committed to issues of human rights, social justice and equality. In addition to the literature category, awards are presented in the categories of law, community, print media, television and radio. For more information, click here.



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