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Victorian Premier’s Literary Awards 2015 shortlists announced

The 2015 Victorian Premier’s Literary awards shortlists have been announced.

The shortlisted titles are:


  • Only the Animals (Ceridwen Dovey, Penguin)
  • Golden Boys (Sonya Hartnett, Penguin)
  • The Snow Kimono (Mark Henshaw, Text)
  • Demons (Wayne Macauley, Text)
  • N (John A Scott, Brandl & Schlesinger)
  • To Name Those Lost (Rohan Wilson, A&U)



  • The Europeans in Australia: Volume Three: Nation (Alan Atkinson, NewSouth)
  • Acute Misfortune: The Life and Death of Adam Cullen (Erik Jensen, Black Inc.)
  • Darwin (Tess Lea, NewSouth)
  • Where Song Began (Tim Low, Penguin)
  • The Tainted Trial of Farah Jama (Julie Szego, Wild Dingo Press)
  • The Bush (Don Watson, Penguin)



  • Bed for All Who Come (Susan Bradley Smith, Five Islands Press)
  • The Beautiful Anxiety (Jill Jones, Puncher & Wattman)
  • Radiance (Andy Kissane, Puncher & Wattman)


Young adult

  • Razorhurst (Justine Larbalestier, A&U)
  • The Cracks in the Kingdom (Jaclyn Moriarty, Pan Macmillan)
  • The Protected (Claire Zorn, UQP)



  • Resplendence (Angus Cerini)
  • Mayakovsky (Alison Croggon)
  • The Long Way Home (Daniel Keene).


The winners will be announced at a ceremony in Melbourne on 28 January 2015. The winner of each category is awarded $25,000 and goes into the running for the Victorian Prize for Literature, worth $100,000. As previously reported by Books+Publishing, Jennifer Maiden was awarded the 2014 Victorian Prize for Literature for Liquid Nitrogen (Giramondo).

For more information about the awards, visit the Wheeler Centre website here.



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