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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

For more information visit: independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/books/news/the-orange-prize

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.

For more information please visit trust.com.au/awards/miles_franklin

Australian Shadows Award - finalist
09 Mar 2010

Long Fiction

Red Queen by H. M. Brown

For more information please visit the australianshadows.australianhorror.com 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

For more information please visit the iacp.com website.

58th annual APA Book Design Awards - shortlisted
19 Feb 2010

Best Designer Cover
I Blame Duchamp - My Life's Adventures in Art (Lantern) designed by Sandy Cull
Thai Street Food (Lantern) designed by Daniel New

Best Designed Children's Cover
Swerve (Penguin) designed by Adam Laszczuk
Tensey Farlow and the Home for Mislaid Children (Viking) designed by Tony Palmer
The Terrible Plop (Viking) designed by Megan Pigott
Wanted - The Perfect Pet (Viking) designed by Kirby Armstrong

Best Designed Children's Fiction Book
Blueback (Puffin) designed by Tony Palmer (cover) & Cameron Midson (text)
Tensey Farlow and the Home for Mislaid Children (Viking) designed by Tony Palmer

Best Designed Children's Picture Book
Running With the Horses (Viking) designed by Elissa Webb
Wanted - The Perfect Pet (Viking) designed by Kirby Armstrong

Best Designed Children's Series
Scrapbooks x 4 (Ballet, Footy, Go-Kart, Pony)(Puffin) designed by Elissa Webb & Cristina Neri

Best Designed Young Adult Book
Swerve (Penguin) designed by Adam Laszczuk
The Ghost's Child (Penguin) designed by Marina Messiha
The Nest (Penguin) designed by Tony Palmer

Best Designed Fiction Book
The Marriage Club (Viking) designed by Allison Colpoys

Best Designed Cookbook
Wild Food (Lantern) designed by Allison Colpoys

Best Designed General Illustrated Book
Stephanie Alexander's Kitchen Garden Companion (Lantern) designed by John Canty

Best Designed Literary Fiction Book
Parrot and Olivier (Hamish Hamilton) designed by John Canty

Best Designed Non Fiction Book
The Tall Man (Penguin) designed by Cameron Midson (cover) & Tony Palmer (text)

Best Designed Reference and Scholarly Book
Grand Obsessions (Lantern) designed by Allison Colpoys
I Blame Duchamp (Lantern) designed by Sandy Cull (cover) & Allison Colpoys (text)

Young Designer of the Year
Adam Laszczuk
(shortlisted with 4 designers)

Commonwealth Writers Prize in the South-East Asia and Pacific region - shortlisted
19 Feb 2010

Best Book prize

Parrot and Olivier in America by Peter Carey

For more information please visit the commonwealthfoundation.com website.

Finalists announced for Adelaide literature awards
10 Feb 2010

Children's literature award ($15,000): for a published children's book, fiction or non-fiction.

Jarvis 24 by David Metzenthen

Fiction award ($15,000): for a published novel or collection of short stories.

Disquiet by Julia Leigh

Non-fiction award ($15,000): for a published work of non-fiction demonstrating a command of the subject as well as a fluent and outstanding literary style.

The Tall Man by Chloe Hooper

An Exacting Heart by Jacqueline Kent

Darwin's Armada by Iain McCalman

For more information please visit the Arts SA website.

Australian Book Review's Favourite Australian Novels
03 Feb 2010

#1 Cloudstreet by Tim Winton

#2 The Fortunes of Richard Mahony by Henry Handel Richardson

#4 Breath by Tim Winton

For more visit the ABR website.

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Penguin Random House Authors Shortlisted for Prime Minister’s Literary Awards
We are delighted with the news that the 2014 Prime Minister’s Literary Awards shortlist features seven Penguin Random House authors, including recent ManBooker Prize winner, Richard Flanagan.The awards recognise ‘the role Australian writers play in enlightening and entertaining us, reflecting on our history and taking our stories to the world’ and weare so proud that our authors have bee

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