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2014 Prime Minister's Literary Awards shortlists

2014 Prime Minister's Literary Awards shortlists

Shortlists for the Prime Minister's Literary Awards have been announced and we're delighted to reveal that the following Allen & Unwin titles have been recognised:

Coal Creek by Alex Miller

Australian history:
Broken Nation by Joan Beaumont

Children's fiction:
My Life as an Alphabet by Barry Jonsberg
Song for a Scarlet Runner by Julie Hunt

Established in 2008, the Prime Minister’s Literary Awards are Australia’s richest literary prize with a total prize pool of $600,000 to winners and shortlisted authors across the six categories.

See all shortlisted titles here


Merciless Gods

by Christos Tsiolkas

Love, sex, death, family, friendship, betrayal, tenderness, sacrifice and revelation...
This incendiary collection of stories from acclaimed bestselling international writer Christos Tsiolkas takes you deep into worlds both strange and familiar, and characters that will never let you go.


The Never, Um, Ever Ending Story

by Molly Meldrum

Molly Meldrum's warm, vivid, often hilarious and always compelling account of life in and out of Countdown.


Crash: Twinmaker 2

by Sean Williams

Clair and Jesse have barely been reunited when the world is plunged into its biggest crisis yet ... It's the end of the world as Clair knows it - and it's partly her fault. A brilliant science-fiction thriller, the second in the Twinmaker trilogy.