Victorian Premier’s Literary Awards 2015 winners announced; ‘The Europeans in Australia: Volume Three: Nation’ wins Victorian Prize for Literature
Writer and historian Alan Atkinson has won the Victorian Prize for Literature, worth $100,000, for his book The Europeans in Australia: Volume Three: Nation (NewSouth).
Atkinson’s book is the final volume of his study into the history of Australia, which ‘takes readers on a journey from Federation to World War I and its aftermath’ from the perspective of European settlers. The first two volumes are published by Oxford University Press. The Europeans in Australia: Volume Three: Nation also won the award for nonfiction, worth $25,000.
The winning titles in each category are:
- To Name Those Lost (Rohan Wilson, A&U)
- The Europeans in Australia: Volume Three: Nation (Alan Atkinson, NewSouth)
- The Beautiful Anxiety (Jill Jones, Puncher & Wattmann)
- The Protected (Claire Zorn, UQP)
- Resplendence (Angus Cerini)
People’s choice award
- Where Song Began (Tim Low, Penguin).
The winners were announced on 28 January at a ceremony in Melbourne attended by Premier Daniel Andrews and Minister for Creative Industries Martin Foley.
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