Victorian Premier's Literary Awards 2022 Shortlist Announced!

The shortlist for the 2022 Victorian Premier's Literary Awards have been announced. Congratulations to all the authors that have made the list. 

 

Fiction

  • After Story by Larissa Behrendt (University of Queensland Press)
  • Bodies of Light by Jennifer Down (Text Publishing)
  • Echolalia by Briohny Doyle (Penguin Random House)
  • The Dogs by John Hughes (Upswell Publishing)
  • Smokehouse by Melissa Manning (University of Queensland Press)
  • Permafrost by S.J Norman (University of Queensland Press)

 

 

Non-Fiction

  • Coming of Age in the War on Terror by Randa Abdel-Fattah (NewSouth)
  • Summertime: Reflections on a Vanishing Future by Danielle Celermajer (Penguin Random House)
  • Black and Blue: A Memoir of Racism and Resilience by Veronica Gorrie (Scribe Publications)
  • The Mother Wound by Amani Haydar (Pan Macmillan Australia)
  • Buried Not Dead by Fiona McGregor (Giramondo Publishing)
  • Another Day in the Colony by Chelsea Watego (University of Queensland Press)

 

 

Drama

  • Return to the Dirt by Steve Pirie (Queensland Theatre)
  • Archimedes War by Melissa Reeves (Darebin Speakeasy)
  • Milk by Dylan Van Den Berg (Currency Press)

 

 

Poetry

  • How Decent Folk Behave by Maxine Beneba Clarke (Hachette Australia)
  • Human Looking by Andy Jackson (Giramondo Publishing)
  • Trigger Warning by Maria Takolander (University of Queensland Press)

 

 

Writing for Young Adults

  • Girls in Boys’ Cars by Felicity Castagna (Pan Macmillan Australia)
  • The Gaps by Leanne Hall (Text Publishing)
  • Tiger Daughter by Rebecca Lim (Allen & Unwin)

 

 

Indigenous Writing

  • Dropbear by Evelyn Araluen (University of Queensland Press)
  • Black and Blue: A Memoir of Racism and Resilience by Veronica Gorrie (Scribe Publications)
  • The Boy from the Mish by Gary Lonesborough (Allen & Unwin)
  • Another Day in the Colony by Chelsea Watego (University of Queensland Press)

 

 

Unpublished Manuscript

  • Fauna of Mirrors by Keshe Chow
  • Lead Us Not by Abbey Lay
  • The Albatross by Nina Wan

 

 

Winners are to be announced February 3rd 2022.

Voting is also open for the People's Choice Award.



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