2020 NSW Premier's Literary Awards shortlists

The shortlists for the 2020 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
Electric Hotel by Dominic Smith

Patricia Wrightson Prize for Children’s Literature
Ella and the Ocean by Lian Tanner, illustrated by Jonathan Bentley

Ethel Turner Prize for Young Adult Literature
Lenny's Book of Everything by Karen Foxlee
Impossible Music by Sean Williams

The winners will be announced on 29th April 2020.
 
The rest of the shortlists and more information can be found here.

 

The Electric Hotel

by Dominic Smith

From the award-winning author of the acclaimed bestseller The Last Painting of Sara de Vos comes a luminous new novel tracing the intertwined fates of a silent film director and his muse.

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Ella and the Ocean

by Lian Tanner, illustrated by Jonathan Bentley

A very Australian story of drought and renewal, of family, of imagination and of the power of hope.

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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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Impossible Music

by Sean Williams

When the song is over, what remains? A novel about rediscovering yourself when everything you once took for granted is gone.

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