2022 Adelaide Festival Awards shortlists

We are delighted to announce that the following titles have been shortlisted for the 2022 Adelaide Festival Awards for Literature!

Children’s Literature Award:
Iceberg by Claire Saxby, illustrated by Jess Racklyeft

Non-Fiction Award:
Fury by Kathryn Heyman

Young Adult Fiction Award:
The Boy from the Mish by Gary Lonesborough
Off the Map by Scott Gardner

The winners will be announced in early March.

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

 

Off the Map

by Scot Gardner

By turns dark and light, funny and poignant, this unforgettable collection of stories takes us right to the heart of what it means to be young in today's world, from a CBCA award-winning author.

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The Boy from the Mish

by Gary Lonesborough

A funny and heartwarming queer Indigenous YA novel, set in a rural Australian community, about seventeen-year-old Jackson finding the courage to explore who he is, even if it scares him.

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Fury

by Kathryn Heyman

A raw, painfully honest, heartbreaking account of a young woman raising herself out of abuse and poverty to become her own hero.

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Iceberg

by Claire Saxby, illustrated by Jess Racklyeft

An iceberg is born into spring and travels through the seasons before dying in a new spring. A stunning, lyrical story for our times, from renowned picture book creators Claire Saxby and Jess Racklyeft.

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