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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.

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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

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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.

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

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

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 is an Experian Hitwise Number 1 Award winner for January - June 2010.

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


The 2010 Galley Club Awards - shortlisted
06 Aug 2010

Category One

Sheetfed - Case bound book with RRP under $35

The Terrible Plop. Published by Penguin Group. Production by Marisa Bailey. Printing by 1010 Printing.

Webfed - Mono/duotone book/4c, case bound, no price limit

The Story of Danny Dunn. Published by Penguin Group Australia. Production by Nicole Brown. Printing by Griffin Press.

Category Ten

Non-standard - Non-retail publication (annual report, catalogue)

Lantern Catalogue 2009. Published by Penguin Group Australia. Production by Nicole Brown and Abigail Hockey. Printed by 1010 Printing.

The Age Book of the Year 2010 - shortlisted
02 Aug 2010


Parrot and Olivier in America by Peter Carey

2010 Premier Print Benny Award Winner
02 Aug 2010

Cookbook Category

Thai Street Food by David Thompson

Longlist announced for Man Booker Prize 2010
28 Jul 2010

Parrot and Olivier by Peter Carey

The Betrayal by Helen Dunmore

Skippy Dies by Paul Murray 

The 2010 shortlist will be announced on Tuesday 7 September at a press conference at Man Group's London headquarters. The winner of the Man Booker Prize for Fiction 2010 will be revealed on Tuesday 12 October at a dinner at London's Guildhall and will be broadcast on the BBC Ten O'Clock News.

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2010 Prime Minister's Literary Awards Shortlist Announced
15 Jul 2010

Eight Penguin titles have been shortlisted for the prestigious Prime Minister’s Literary Awards including The Ghost at the Wedding by Shirley Walker (Non-fiction); The Museum of Mary Child by Cassandra Golds, Swerve by Phillip Gwynne, Jarvis 24 by David Metzenthen and Beatle meets Destiny by Gabrielle Williams (Young Adult fiction); The Terrible Plop by Ursula Dubosarsky and illustrator Andrew Joyner, Running with the Horses by Alison Lester and Tensy Farlow and the Home for Mislaid Children by Jen Storer (Children’s fiction).

The annual Prime Minister's Literary Awards celebrate the contribution of Australian literature to the nation's cultural and intellectual life and recognise literature's importance to our national identity, community and economy. For more information:


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28 Nov 2014
Penguin True Stories named an AIMIA Awards Finalist
Penguin True Stories has been announced as a Finalist in the Australian Interactive Media Industry (AIMIA) Awards for Best Website or Online Service – Media & Entertainment.Winners will be announced in March 2015, you can see more details here:

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