2018 Victorian Premier's Literary Awards shortlists

The shortlists for the 2018 Victorian Premier’s Literary Awards have been announced and we are delighted to reveal that the following Allen & Unwin titles have been nominated:

Fiction
The Life to Come by Michelle de Kretser
The Choke by Sofie Laguna

Non-Fiction
For a Girl by Mary-Rose MacColl

Young Adult
Living on Hope Street by Demet Divaroren

Additionally, They Cannot Take the Sky (edited by Michael Green, André Dao, Angelica Neville, Dana Affleck and Sienna Merope) was highly commended in the Non-Fiction category.
 
The winners will be announced in February.
 
The rest of the shortlists and more information can be found here.

 

Living on Hope Street

by Demet Divaroren

A young adult novel that shines a light on contemporary society. With unforgettable characters, this heartfelt novel explores cross-cultural friendships, difficult family relationships, racism and redemption.

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For a Girl

by Mary-Rose MacColl

Memories and secrets buried for over twenty years surfaced after Mary-Rose MacColl gave birth to a much longed-for baby.

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The Choke

by Sofie Laguna

The Choke is a mesmerising, harrowing and ultimately uplifting novel from the 2015 Miles Franklin winner.

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The Life to Come

by Michelle de Kretser

The dazzling new novel from Michelle de Kretser, author of Questions of Travel, bestseller and winner of the Miles Franklin Award.

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They Cannot Take the Sky

by Edited by Michael Green, Andre Dao, Angelica Neville, Dana Affleck and Sienna Merope

Revealing, moving and confronting accounts of the reality of life in mandatory detention by those who've experienced it.

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