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Territory Read Book of the Year 2018 shortlist announced

The Northern Territory Writers’ Centre has announced the shortlist for the Territory Read Book of the Year awards.

The shortlisted titles are:

  • There’s a Crocodile on the Golf Course (Rachel Barnett, Holus Bolus Books)
  • Go Home, Cheeky Animals (Johanna Bell & Dion Beasley, Allen & Unwin)
  • Broken (Mary Anne Butler, Currency Press)
  • Living in Hope (Frank Byrne, with Frances Coughlan & Gerard Waterford, Ptilotus Press)
  • The Windy Season (Sam Carmody, A&U)
  • A Handful of Sand (Charlie Ward, Monash University Publishing).

Announced on 24 May at the opening night of Wordstorm Darwin festival, the shortlist includes two children’s picture books, a play script, a memoir, a novel and an Australian history title.

Shortlisted works are in the running for awards in three categories: Territory Read Book of the Year, for a published book across all genres by an NT author; best nonfiction book, for a prose work other than a work of fiction by an NT author (including biography, autobiography, memoir, creative nonfiction, history, philosophy and literary criticism); best children’s or young adult book, for a published book in either genre by an NT author.

Presented biennially, the Territory Read Awards recognise excellence by writers living in the Northern Territory. This year’s award was open to books published in 2016 or 2017.

Winners will be announced in July, with this year’s total prize money totalling $9000.



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