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Tuesday, July 26, 2011

21 Short-listed Winners! Victorian Prize for Literature





Discover 21 shortlisted titles across five categories: Fiction, Non-Fiction, Drama, Poetry and Young Adult. One title will be chosen among the five category winners to win the Victorian Prize for Literature.

Here is the site to go to: http://wheelercentre.com/projects/victorian-premier-s-literary-awards

At the site you click on one of the book titles or cover images below to learn more about the work and its author. Write a review of a title you’ve read (or a play you’ve seen), or read reviews of all 21 titles, to be published from next Monday, 1 August, written by 21 librarians from across Victoria.

Cast your vote for the People’s Choice Award (or recommend your own) before the category winners and the overall winner of the Victorian Prize for Literature are announced at the awards dinner on Tuesday, 6 September.


Discover 21 shortlisted titles across five categories: Fiction, Non-Fiction, Drama, Poetry and Young Adult. One title will be chosen among the five category winners to win the Victorian Prize for Literature.

Click on one of the book titles or cover images below to learn more about the work and its author. Write a review of a title you’ve read (or a play you’ve seen), or read reviews of all 21 titles, to be published from next Monday, 1 August, written by 21 librarians from across Victoria.

Cast your vote for the People’s Choice Award (or recommend your own) before the category winners and the overall winner of the Victorian Prize for Literature are announced at the awards dinner on Tuesday, 6 September.


CJ Dennis Poetry Prize


Swallow, Claire Potter
The Taste of River Water, Cate Kennedy
This Floating World, Libby Hart

Vance Palmer Prize for Fiction

Five Bells, Gail Jones
When Colts Ran, Roger McDonald
The Roving Party, Rohan Wilson
Bright and Distant Shores, Dominic Smith
The Amateur Science of Love, Craig Sherborne
That Deadman Dance, Kim Scott

Nettie Palmer Prize for Non-Fiction

A Private Empire, Stephen Foster
Delusions of Gender, Cordelia Fine
My Blood’s Country, Fiona Capp
Into the Woods, Anna Krien
Good Living Street, Tim Bonyhady
An Eye for Eternity: The Life Of Manning Clark, Mark McKenna

Prize for Writing for Young Adults

The Life of a Teenage Body-Snatcher, Doug MacLeod
Graffiti Moon, Cath Crowley
The Three Loves of Persimmon, Cassandra Golds

Louis Esson Prize for Drama

Sappho…in 9 fragments, Jane Montgomery Griffiths
Do not go gentle…, Patricia Cornelius
Intimacy, Raimondo Cortese

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