2021 NSW Premier's Literary Awards shortlists

The shortlists for the 2021 NSW Premier’s Literary Awards have been announced and we are delighted to reveal that the following titles have been nominated:

Patricia Wrightson Prize for Children’s Literature
Across the Risen Sea by Bren MacDibble
Her Perilous Mansion by Sean Williams

Christina Stead Prize for Fiction
The Weekend by Charlotte Wood

UTS Glenda Adams Award for New Writing
The Octopus and I by Erin Hortle
The Inland Sea  by Madeleine Watts (Pushkin Press)

Multicultural NSW Award
A Lonely Girl is a Dangerous Thing by Jessie Tu

The winners will be announced on 26th April 2021.
The rest of the shortlists and more information can be found here.

Her Perilous Mansion

by Sean Williams

Perfectly pitched standalone middle grade fantasy - exciting, intriguing and thoroughly satisfying.

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Across the Risen Sea

by Bren MacDibble

Across the Risen Sea is an action-packed, compelling and heartfelt middle-fiction adventure, set in a post-climate change landscape, from the multi-award winning author of How to Bee.

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A Lonely Girl is a Dangerous Thing

by Jessie Tu

Growing up is always hard, but especially when so many think you're a washed-up has-been at twenty-two.

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The Weekend

by Charlotte Wood

The brilliant new novel from Charlotte Wood, acclaimed author of The Natural Way of Things.

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The Octopus and I

by Erin Hortle

A stunning debut novel set on the Tasmanian coast that lays bare the wild, beating heart at the intersection of human and animal, love and loss, and fear and hope.

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