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‘Too Much Lip’ shortlisted for PM and Qld literary awards

The shortlists for the Prime Minister’s Literary Awards and the Queensland Literary Awards have been announced, with Melissa Lucashenko’s Miles Franklin Award-winning novel Too Much Lip in the running for both.

Also shortlisted for both awards is You Daughters of Freedom: The Australians who won the vote and inspired the world by historian Clare Wright (Text), Blakwork by Gomeroi poet Alison Whittaker (Magabala) and middle-grade novel Lenny’s Book of Everything (Karen Foxlee, A&U).

In addition to being shortlisted for a Prime Minister’s Literary Award, The Bible in Australia: A cultural history (Meredith Lake, NewSouth) has also been shortlisted for the Australia Book Prize, administered by the Council for the Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences (CHASS). The book has previously been awarded a 2019 New South Wales Premier’s History Award and was named 2018 Australian Christian Book of the Year.


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