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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.
Winners announced 17 May
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.
For more information please visit cbca.org.au/awards.ht
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
Secret Son by Laila Lalami
The White Woman on the Green Bicycle by Monique Roffey
The Help by Kathryn Stockett
For more information visit: independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/books/news/the-orange-prize
The 2010 shortlist will be announced in April prior to the final winner being revealed on 22 June 2010.
For more information please visit trust.com.au/awards/miles_franklin