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The following Penguin titles are on the list:
Beaten by a Blow, Dennis McIntosh
The Boat, Nam Le
The Tall Man, Chloe Hooper
Summer Read events will be held throughout Victoria, and residents can log on to State Library Victoria to read extracts from the books, interact with authors, contribute reviews, and vote for their favourite.
The Tall Man by Chloe Hooper
Winners and highly commended entries will be announced and presented at a gala luncheon ceremony at the Grand Ballroom, Sheraton on the Park Hotel in Sydney, on 10 December from 12-3pm.
For more information see http://www.humanrights.gov.au/hr%5Fawards/2008_shortlists.html
A YOUNG writer who threw away his first novel because he says it was "spectacularly bad" has won the £60,000 Dylan Thomas Prize for his short story collection.(www.walesonline.co.uk)
The Boat by Nam Le.
For more information see: www.thedylanthomasprize.com