2020 Adelaide Festival Awards shortlists

We are delighted to announce that the following titles have been shortlisted for the 2020 Adelaide Festival Awards!

Non-Fiction Award
- Eggshell Skull by Bri Lee

Young Adult Fiction Award
After the Lights Go Out by Lili Wilkinson
- A Song Only I Can Hear by Barry Jonsberg

Children's Literature Award
- The House on the Mountain by Ella Holcombe

The winner will be announced the 29th February 2020.

The rest of the shortlists and more information can be found here.

Eggshell Skull

by Bri Lee

'Scorching, self-scouring: a young woman finds her steel and learns to wield it' - Helen Garner

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The House on the Mountain

by Ella Holcombe, illustrated by David Cox

The powerful story of a family who lose their home in a bushfire and their journey of recovery.

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After the Lights Go Out

by Lili Wilkinson

What happens when the lights go off after what might truly be an end-of-the-world event? How do you stay alive? Who do you trust? How much do you have to sacrifice?

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A Song Only I Can Hear

by Barry Jonsberg

Rob has a huge crush on the new girl at school. But Rob is painfully shy and suffers severe panic attacks. How is her heart to be won? Another wonderful and heart-warming comedy drama from the award-winning author of My Life as an Alphabet.

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