The Christina Stead Prize for Fiction
Ghost River by Tony Birch
Locust Girl. A Lovesong by Merlinda Bobis
Clade by James Bradley
The Life of Houses by Lisa Gorton
A Guide to Berlin by Gail Jones
The World Without Us by Mireille Juchau
The Kenneth Slessor Prize ($30,000) is offered to a poet for a book of collected poems or for a single poem of substantial length published in book form.
brush by Joanne Burns
Eelahroo (Long Ago) Nyah (Looking) Möbö-Möbö (Future) by Lionel G. Fogarty
The Hazards by Sarah Holland-Batt
terra bravura by Meredith Wattison
Not Fox Nor Axe by Chloe Wilson
Fainting with Freedom by Ouyang Yu
More can be read about each shortlisted collection here.
The Multicultural NSW Award
This award is sponsored wholly by Multicultural NSW ($20,000) and is offered to the writer of a book (fiction or non-fiction), play, poetry, music drama or script which is deemed by the judges to have both:
- made a significant contribution to Australian literature, theatre, film, radio or television in its portrayal of the interaction of Australia’s diverse cultures, and
- canvassed issues arising from the Australian immigration and migrant settlement experience.
Shining: The Story of a Lucky Man by Abdi Aden & Robert Hillman
The Other Side of the World by Stephanie Bishop
The Principal, Episode 1 by Kristen Dunphy
Good Muslim Boy by Osamah Sami
We Are Here by Cat Thao Nguyen
Vera: My Story by Vera Wasowski & Robert Hillman
The Nick Enright Prize ($30,000) is offered for a play or a work of music drama given its first production in Australia between 1 October 2014 and 30 September 2015. The production may be given by a professional or amateur theatre company, but it must involve a season of several performances before a general audience.
Boys Will Be Boys by Melissa Bubnic
Broken by Mary Anne Butler
The Bleeding Tree by Angus Cerini
Battle of Waterloo by Kylie Coolwell
Hello, Goodbye & Happy Birthday by Roslyn Oades
More about these plays here.
The 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. Books containing the work of more than four authors, including anthologies, are not eligible for nomination. AS with the Ethel Turner Prize, if books contain original illustrations which are integral to the success of the book, the judges may determine that the award be shared by the writer/s and the illustrator.
Tea and Sugar Christmas by Jane Jolly & Robert Ingpen
A Single Stone by Meg McKinlay
Molly and Pim and the Millions of Stars by Martine Murray
The Greatest Gatsby: A Visual Book of Grammar by Tohby Riddle
Flight by Nadia Wheatley & Armin Greder
Teacup by Rebecca Young & Matt Ottley
Read more about these children’s books here.
The UTS Glenda Adams Award for New Writing
The UTS Glenda Adams Award ($5,000) looks for outstanding new literary talent and is for a published book of fiction written by an author who has not previously published a book-length work of narrative fiction or narrative non-fiction. This award is sponsored wholly by the University of Technology, Sydney.
Fever of Animals by Miles Allinson
An Astronaut’s Life by Sonja Dechian
Relativity by Antonia Hayes
In the Quiet by Eliza Henry-Jones
When There’s Nowhere Else to Run by Murray Middleton
Hot Little Hands by Abigail Ulman
More can be read about each of the shortlisted books here.
Winners for the 2016 Awards will be announced on Monday 16 May 2016.