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Territory Read Awards, NT Literary Awards 2016 winners announced

The winners of this year’s Territory Read Awards and Northern Territory Literary Awards have been announced, with two authors taking out the top prize in the Chief Minister’s Book of the Year award for the first time.

The winners in the Territory Read Awards are:

Chief Minister’s Book of the Year ($5000)

  • Nona and Me (Clare Atkins, Black Inc.)
  • Highway of Lost Hearts (Mary Anne Butler, Currency Press)

Nonfiction ($2000)

  • Tambora (Derek Pugh, self-published)

Children’s literature/YA fiction ($2000)

  • My Two Blankets (Irena Kobald, illus by Freya Blackwood, Little Hare)

The winners in the Northern Territory Literary Awards are:

Short Story Award

  • ‘Turning Back (Johanna Bell)

NT Writers Centre Poetry Award

  • ‘Into the West – Bertha Strehlow’s journey to Piltadi’ (Leni Shilton)

Charles Darwin University Travel Short Story Award

  • ‘God Willing’ (Fernanda Dahlstrom)

Charles Darwin University Essay Award

  • ‘Cleansing and Catharsis: The River as Metaphor in Tony Birch’s Ghost River’ (Adelle Sefton-Rowston)

Brown’s Mart Theatre Award

  • The Age of Bones – Jaman Belulang (Sandra Thibodeaux)

Southern Cross Flash Fiction

  • ‘Outpatient’ (Oliver Kent Coulter)

Kath Manzie Youth Award

  • ‘Visiting Hours’ (Ashleigh Abram)

The Territory Read Awards recognise books published during 2014 and 2015 by a Northern Territory resident. The winners were announced at a ceremony at the Northern Territory Library on 27 July. To view the shortlist for this year’s awards, click here.

The NT Literary Awards celebrate the achievements of a ‘wide range of emerging Northern Territory writers’. The winners, announced at a ceremony at Parliament House on 27 July, will share in more than $5000 across seven categories. To view the finalists for this year’s awards, click here.

For more information on the awards, visit the Northern Territory Writers’ Centre website here.


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