2020 Chief Minister’s NT Book Awards Shortlist

We're pleased to announce that the following titles have been shortlisted for the 2020 Chief Minister’s NT Book Awards!

Young Adult/Children:
- A Song Only I Can Hear by Barry Jonsberg

- Songspirals: Sharing women’s wisdom of Country through songlines by the Gay’Wu Group of Women
- Stranger Country by Monica Tan

The winners will be announced 25th May 2020.

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


by Gay'wu Group of Women

A rare opportunity to connect with the living tradition of women's songlines, as recounted by Yolngu women from far north Australia.

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Stranger Country

by Monica Tan

Tracks meets Wild in this account of Chinese Australian journalist Monica Tan's 6 month odyssey though outback Australia.

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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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