We're thrilled to reveal the shortlist for the 2021 Penguin Literary Prize.
The shortlist for the 2021 Penguin Literary Prize, worth $20 000, has been announced.
Congratulations to the following shortlisted authors:
- Jane Carrick, So Far No Father
- Alicia Carter, Songs at the End
- Patrick Forrest, What I Am To You
- Madeleine Streater, Summer Animals
- James McKenzie Watson, Denizen
- Jacqueline Wright, The Beauty and the Menace
Justin Ractliffe, Publishing Director of PRH Australia said, 'The Penguin Literary Prize goes from strength to strength, this year the standard of entries was so high it was very difficult to get down to our six shortlisted authors. A huge congratulations to the shortlistees, I’m excited to read the manuscripts and discuss them with our fantastic panel of judges, all of whom are raring to go. It’s always a thrill to read new work and to give unpublished writers the opportunity to get their work out there. I can’t wait to see what’s in store for us in 2021.'
The winner will be announced by Penguin Random House Australia on 17 June.
The PRH Literary Prize, launched in 2017, was established to find, nurture and develop new Australian authors of literary fiction. Previous winners include Hitch by Kathryn Hind, published June 2019, and The Spill by Imbi Neeme, published June 2020 and The Rabbits by Sophie Overett to be published July 2021.
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