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2010 Victorian Premier’s Literary Awards Shortlist
06 Sep 2010

Congratulations to both Peter Carey and Brenda Walker both shortlisted for the 2010 Victorian Premier’s Literary Awards.

The Vance Palmer Prize for Fiction

Parrot and Olivier in America by Peter Carey

The Nettie Palmer Prize for Non-Fiction

Reading by Moonlight: How Books Saved a Life by Brenda Walker

The Prize for Young Adult Fiction

Raw Blue by Kirsty Eagar

The winners are announced on Tuesday 28 September. For a complete list of the shortlisted titles, click here

Diary of a Wimpy Kid in Australian cinemas September 23
03 Sep 2010

Diary of a Wimpy Kid chronicles the adventures of wise-cracking pre-teen Greg Heffley, who must somehow survive the scariest time of anyone's life... middle school.
View the movie trailer at diaryofawimpykid.com.au
Find Wimpy Kid Australia on Facebook

2008 and 2009 Western Australian Premier’s Book Awards Winners
02 Sep 2010

Congratulations to Chloe Hooper’s The Tall Man which not only won the Non-fiction category ($15,000) of the 2008 Western Australian Premier's Literary Awards, but also took the Book of the Year prize worth $25,000.

Congratulations also to Iain McCalman for Darwin's Armada winning the Non-fiction category of the 2009 Western Australian Premier's Literary Awards.
For a complete list of the winners across both years' awards, click here.

The Age Good Food Guide 2011 Winners
31 Aug 2010

The Age Good Food Guide 2011 awards have been announced. Congratulations to the following Chef's Hat Winners:
Guy Grossi's Grossi Florentino
George Calombaris' The Press Club & Maha
Abla Amad's Abla's
Karen Martini's Melbourne Wine Room
Read the complete list of winners here.

CBCA Book of the Year 2010 winners
20 Aug 2010

The winners and honour books are:
Older Readers
Winner:

Jarvis 24 by David Metzenthen

Younger Readers
Honour books:

Running with the Horses by Alison Lester

2010 Queensland Premier’s Literary Awards - shortlisted
19 Aug 2010

Fiction Book Award

Parrot and Olivier in America by Peter Carey

88 Lines about 44 Women by Steven Lang

Non-Fiction Book Award


Reading by Moonlight by Brenda Walker

Grand Obsessions by Alasdair McGregor

Australian Short Story Collection - Arts Queensland Steele Rudd Award

Gravel by Peter Goldsworthy

The announcement ceremony will be held at the State Library of Queensland on Tuesday 31 August at 6.30pm.

For more information please visit: premiers.qld.gov.au/awards-and-recognition/literary-awards

Diary of a Wimpy Kid
19 Aug 2010

Enter our Diary of a Wimpy Kid Competition and you could win DOWK merchandise, books and a family movie pass.

To win simply tell us in 25 words or less what you like about our new look Puffin website.
Competition closes Friday September 10, 2010. Winners announced Monday September 13, 2010.

Diary of a Wimpy Kid is in cinemas September 23, 2010. View the trailer, play games and more at diaryofawimpykid.com.au

Connect with other Wimpy Kid fans on Facebook

Click here to enter the competition

2008 and 2009 Western Australian Premier’s Book Awards - shortlisted
16 Aug 2010

The 2008 and 2009 Western Australian Premier’s Book Awards shortlists have been announced simultaneously. Congratulations to our shortlisted authors.

2008
Non Fiction
The Tall Man by Chloe Hooper
Fiction
The Boat by Nam Le
Disquiet by Julia Leigh
Breath by Tim Winton

2009
Non Fiction
Darwin's Armada by Iain McCalman
Grand Obsessions by Alasdair McGregor

Western Australian Premier’s Book Awards ($40,000)
Prize money of $15,000 is awarded to the winners of Fiction and Non-Fiction’s books. The Premier’s Prize is worth $25,000, so when combined with one of the sub-categories, the prize value is worth up to $40,000. To read the complete shortlist visit http://www.slwa.wa.gov.au/about_us/premiers_book_awards

Winners will be announced on Wednesday September 1, 2010.

2010 Ned Kelly Awards - shortlisted
16 Aug 2010

Best First Fiction:

Death and the Running Patterer by Robin Adair

Winners will be announced at the Melbourne Writer’s Festival on September 3 2010.

Experian Hitwise Number 1 Award winner for January - June 2010
10 Aug 2010

www.penguin.com.au is an Experian Hitwise Number 1 Award winner for January - June 2010.

During this period, www.penguin.com.au ranked No. 1 based on market share of visits among all Australian websites in the Hitwise Entertainment - Books and Writing industry.


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Iain McCalman's The Reef has been shortlisted for the CHASS Australia Book Prize
The CHASS Australia Prizes are awarded by the Council for the Humanities, Arts and Social Science (CHASS).Congratulations to Iain McCalman, whose book The Reef: A passionate history has been shortlisted for the 2014 CHASS Australia Book Prize.For more information and to see the full shortlist please visit the CHASS website: https://www.chass.org.au/forum/australiaPrizes.htm

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