Victorian Premier’s Literary Awards 2016 shortlists announced
The 2016 Victorian Premier’s Literary Awards shortlists have been announced.
The shortlisted titles are:
- Fever of Animals (Miles Allinson, Scribe)
- The Other Side of the World (Stephanie Bishop, Hachette)
- Clade (James Bradley, Hamish Hamilton)
- Forever Young (Steven Carroll, HarperCollins)
- The World without Us (Mireille Juchau, Bloomsbury)
- The Natural Way of Things (Charlotte Wood, A&U)
Highly commended: Six Bedrooms (Tegan Bennett Daylight, Vintage), The Mothers (Rod Jones, Text) and Black Rock White City (A S Patrić, Transit Lounge)
- Modern Love: The Lives of John and Sunday Reed (Lesley Harding & Kendrah Morgan, Miegunyah Press)
- Thea Astley: Inventing Her Own Weather (Karen Lamb, UQP)
- Australia’s Second Chance (George Megalogenis, Hamish Hamilton)
- Second Half First (Drusilla Modjeska, Knopf)
- Something for the Pain (Gerald Murnane, Text)
- Mannix (Brenda Niall, Text)
Highly commended: Good Muslim Boy (Osamah Sami, Hardie Grant Books) and Small Acts of Disappearance (Fiona Wright, Giramondo)
- The Guardians (Lucy Dougan, Giramondo)
- Crankhandle (Alan Loney, Cordite)
- The Subject of Feeling (Peter Rose, UWAP)
Highly commended: Happiness (Martin Harrison, UWA Publishing)
- Sister Heart (Sally Morgan, Fremantle Press)
- A Single Stone (Meg McKinlay, Walker Books)
- Welcome to Orphancorp (Marlee Jane Ward, Seizure)
Highly commended: Illuminae (Aimee Kaufman & Jay Kristoff, A&U) and Becoming Kirrali Lewis (Jane Harrison, Magabala)
- Mortido (Angela Betzien, Currency Press)
- Broken (Mary Anne Butler, Currency Press)
- SHIT (Patricia Cornelius, Melbourne Theatre Company)
Highly commended: I am a Miracle (Declan Greene).
The winners will be announced at a ceremony in Melbourne on 28 January 2016. The winner of each category is awarded $25,000 and goes into the running for the Victorian Prize for Literature, worth $100,000. A People’s Choice Award, worth $2000, will also be announced on the night.
As previously reported by Books+Publishing, Alan Atkinson won the 2015 Victorian Prize for Literature for his book The Europeans in Australia: Volume Three: Nation (NewSouth).