2020 QLD Premier's Literary Awards shortlists

The shortlists for the 2020 QLD Premier’s Literary Awards have been announced and we are delighted to reveal that the following titles have been nominated:

The University of Queensland Non-Fiction Book Award
Truganini by Cassandra Pybus

The Courier-Mail People’s Choice Queensland Book of the Year Award
The Breeding Season by Amanda Niehaus

Griffith University Young Adult Book Award

- Deep Water by Sarah Epstein

The winners will be announced in September.

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

The Breeding Season

by Amanda Niehaus

A breathtaking debut that explores love, science, loss and the so-called feminine ideal.

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by Cassandra Pybus

The haunting story of an extraordinary Aboriginal woman.

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Deep Water

by Sarah Epstein

A gripping mystery about a missing boy and a group of teenagers who know more than they're telling about the night he disappeared, from the award-winning author of Small Spaces.

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