2020 NSW Premier's Literary Awards Winners

The winners for the 2020 NSW Premier’s Literary Awards have been announced and we are delighted that the following titles have won their categories: 

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

The NSW Premier's Literary Awards provide an opportunity to highlight the importance of literacy and to encourage everyone to enjoy and learn from the work of our writers. These annual awards honour distinguished achievement by Australian writers, contribute to Australia's artistic reputation, and draw international attention to seom of our writers and to the cultural environment that nurtures them. 

Watch the online announcement below and you can find more information about the awards here.
 
 

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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