Catch up on all the latest news from Penguin Books Australia including award winning authors, illustrators, designers, publishers and other publishing industry and book related news.
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
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Competition closes Friday September 10, 2010. Winners announced Monday September 13, 2010.
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The 2008 and 2009 Western Australian Premierâ€™s Book Awards shortlists have been announced simultaneously. Congratulations to our shortlisted authors.
Western Australian Premierâ€™s Book Awards ($40,000)
Prize money of $15,000 is awarded to the winners of Fiction and Non-Fictionâ€™s books. The Premierâ€™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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
For more information visit: themanbookerprize.com
Eight Penguin titles have been shortlisted for the prestigious Prime Ministerâ€™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 (Childrenâ€™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: http://www.arts.gov.au/books/pmliteraryawards10