The Queensland Literary Awards have revealed their shortlists and we're thrilled to report that three of our titles have been recognised:
Coal Creek by Alex Miller (University of Queensland Fiction Book Award)
Broken Nation by Joan Beaumont (University of Southern Queensland History Book Award)
The Power of Bones by Keeleen Mailman (The Courier-Mail 2014 People's Choice Queensland Book of the Year)
Winners will be announced on 8 December.
The Queensland Literary Awards (QLA) was established in 2012 and recognise and reward outstanding Australian writers.
The QLA were created through positive community action and developed a highly visible national profile, receiving extensive media coverage and positive community acceptance in Queensland and throughout Australia. In both 2012 and 2013 the program was run by a volunteer workforce, and this grassroots approach resulted in significant engagement with the community and the industry. Following consultation with the QLA Governing Committee, 2014 has seen the management of the QLA transition to the State Library of Queensland (SLQ).