2019 Prime Minister's Literary Awards shortlists


We are pleased to announce that the following titles have been shortlisted for the 2019 Prime Minister’s Literary Awards!

NON-FICTION
A Certain Light by Cynthia Banham

YOUNG ADULT LITERATURE
Lenny’s Book of Everything by Karen Foxlee

CHILDREN'S LITERATURE
Sonam and the Silence by Eddie Ayres, illustrated by Ronak Taher

The Prime Minister's Literary Awards celebrate outstanding literary talent in Australia and the valuable contribution Australian writing makes to the nation's cultural and intellectual life.

The winners of the awards will be announced later this year, more information can be found on here.

A Certain Light

by Cynthia Banham

With great courage and empathy, Cynthia Banham asks the difficult questions about family, about survival, and fearlessly tells the stories that are never told.

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Lenny's Book of Everything

by Karen Foxlee

Our mother had a dark heart feeling. Lenny's younger brother has a rare form of gigantism and while Lenny's fiercely protective, it isn't always easy being the sister of 'the giant'. A book about finding good in the bad that will break your heart while raising your spirits in the way that only a classic novel can.

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Lenny's Book of Everything

by Karen Foxlee

Our mother had a dark heart feeling. Lenny's younger brother has a rare form of gigantism and while Lenny's fiercely protective, it isn't always easy being the sister of 'the giant'. A book about finding good in the bad that will break your heart while raising your spirits in the way that only a classic novel can.

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Sonam and the Silence

by Eddie Ayres, illustrated by Ronak Taher

A haunting fable-like story by the well-known musician and author, Eddie Ayres, about the power of music and a young girl in Kabul set during the occupation of the Taliban

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