The 2015 Victorian Premier’s Literary Awards shortlists have been revealed. The winners will be announced on 28 January 2015.
The titles are:
Only the Animals (Ceridwen Dovey, Penguin)
Golden Boys (Sonya Hartnett, Penguin)
The Snow Kimono (Mark Henshaw, Text)
Demons (Wayne Macauley, Text)
N (John A Scott, Brandl & Schlesinger)
To Name Those Lost (Rohan Wilson, A&U)
The Europeans in Australia: Volume Three: Nation (Alan Atkinson, NewSouth)
Acute Misfortune: The Life and Death of Adam Cullen (Erik Jensen, Black Inc.)
Darwin (Tess Lea, NewSouth)
Where Song Began (Tim Low, Penguin)
The Tainted Trial of Farah Jama (Julie Szego, Wild Dingo Press)
The Bush (Don Watson, Penguin)
Two of the fiction titles, Golden Boys by Sonya Hartnett and Demons by Wayne Macauley, are part of the 2014/15 Summer Read at libraries across Victoria. The winner of each category is awarded $25,000 and goes into the running for the Victorian Prize for Literature, which is worth $100,000.
For information on the awards and the poetry, young adult and drama category shortlists, visit the Wheeler Centre website.