2019 NSW Premier's Literary Awards shortlists

The shortlists for the 2019 NSW Premier’s Literary Awards have been announced and we are delighted to reveal that the following titles have been nominated:

Christina Stead Prize for Fiction
The Life to Come by Michelle de Kretser

The UTS Glenda Adams Award for New Writing
Scrublands by Chris Hammer

Patricia Wrightson Prize for Children’s Literature
Shine Mountain by Julie Hunt

The winners will be announced on 29th April 2019.
The rest of the shortlists and more information can be found here.


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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by Chris Hammer

Set in a fictional Riverina town at the height of a devastating drought, Scrublands is one of the most powerful, compelling and original crime novels to be written in Australia.

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Shine Mountain

by Julie Hunt

An epic adventure from the author of Song for a Scarlet Runner about a girl who finds a magical musical instrument, a boy from a travelling medicine show, and their perilous journey to a mysterious land.

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