The Prime Minister and Minister for the Arts have announced the 2015 Prime Minister's Literary Awards shortlists, and we are delighted to reveal that the following Allen & Unwin titles have been nominated:
To Name Those Lost by Rohan Wilson
Prize for Australian History
Descent into Hell by Peter Brune
The Spy Catchers: The Official History of ASIO Vol 1 by David Horner
One Minute's Silence by David Metzenthen and illustrated by Michael Camilleri
The Awards recognise exceptional literary achievement by Australian writers in fiction, non‐fiction, young adult fiction, children's fiction, poetry and Australian history.
"This is a first‐rate selection of literary and historical works, representing the depth and diversity of contemporary Australian creativity," the Prime Minister said.
"The shortlists were selected on the recommendations of three expert judging panels, who commended the 30 shortlisted books on their exploration of the Australian experience, artistic endeavour, and scholarly insight."
The Prime Minister's Literary Awards provide prizes of $80,000 in each of the six categories for winning titles and $5,000 each for the shortlisted.