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NSW Premier's Literary Awards 2010 Shortlist
08 Apr 2010

Christina Stead Prize for Fiction

The Christina Stead Prize ($40,000), named in honor of the highly acclaimed Australian novelist and short-story writer, is offered for a book of fiction. The award may be made for either a novel or a collection of stories.

Steven Lang - 88 Lines about 44 Women

Patricia Wrightson Prize for Children's Literature

The Patricia Wrightson Prize ($30,000) is offered for a work of fiction, non-fiction or poetry written for children up to secondary school level.

The prize is named in honour of children's author Patricia Wrightson, whose books have won many prestigious awards world - wide including the Hans Christian Andersen Medal (1986) for The Nargun and the Stars.

Morris Gleitzman - Grace
Allan Baillie - Krakatoa Lighthouse

Winners announced 17 May

2010 CBCA Shortlist Announced
30 Mar 2010

The Children's Book Council of Australia has announced the shortlist for their 2010 Awards including:

Book of the Year: Older Readers

Jarvis 24 by David Metzenthen.

Book of the Year: Younger Readers

Running with the Horses by Alison Lester.

Tensy Farlow and the Home for Mislaid Children by Jen Storer.

Book of the Year: Early Childhood

The Terrible Plop by Ursula Dubosarsky and Andrew Joyner (Illustrator).

Crichton Award for New Illustrators

The Terrible Plop Andrew Joyner (Illustrator).

The 2010 CBCA Awards will be announced on Friday 20 August 2010.

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Twitter Birthday Competition Winners
29 Mar 2010

Click here to open the list (pdf)

Shortlisted for The Lost Man Booker Prize
26 Mar 2010

The Driver's Seat by Muriel Spark

2009 Fellowship of Australian Writers Awards
22 Mar 2010

Sid Harta Literature Award Winner

Darwin's Armada by Iain McCalmain

Christina Stead Award - Highly Commended

Butterfly by Sonya Hartnett

Death and the Running Patterer by Adair Robin

Red Queen by H. M. Brown

Barbara Ramsden Award Winner

Grand Obsessions by Alasdair McGregor

2009 Orange Prize Longlist Announced
17 Mar 2010

Secret Son by Laila Lalami

The White Woman on the Green Bicycle by Monique Roffey

The Help by Kathryn Stockett

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2010 Miles Franklin Literary Award Longlist Announced
17 Mar 2010

Parrot and Olivier in America by Peter Carey and Butterfly by Sonya Hartnett have been selected for the longlist of the 2010 Miles Franklin Literary Award.

The 2010 shortlist will be announced in April prior to the final winner being revealed on 22 June 2010.

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Australian Shadows Award - finalist
09 Mar 2010

Long Fiction

Red Queen by H. M. Brown

For more information please visit the website.

Gourmand World Cookbook Awards 2009 - Winner
05 Mar 2010

Thai Street Food, David Thompson: Best Foreign Cookery category.

IACP Cookbook Awards - finalist
04 Mar 2010

General Category

Stephanie Alexander's Kitchen Garden Companion by Stephanie Alexander

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23 Apr 2014
New novel by Steve Toltz to be published in 2015
Penguin Australia is delighted to have acquired the highly anticipated second novel by Steve Toltz, Quicksand, to be published in Australia and New Zealand next year.
Quicksand will also be published in the UK and elsewhere in the Commonwealth by Sceptre in 2015.

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