2020 NSW Premier’s Literary Awards shortlist


The shortlists for the 2020 NSW Premier’s Literary Awards have just been announced. You can find the full list here, but below is a selection of fiction, non-fiction and children’s titles up for awards.

Have your say with the People’s Choice Award. Voting opens today. The winner will be chosen by the public from the shortlist for the 2020 Christina Stead Prize for Fiction. Vote via the State Library of NSW website’s survey.

Christina Stead Prize for Fiction

The White Girl by Tony Birch
The Palace of Angels by Mohammed Massoud Morsi
The Electric Hotel by Dominic Smith
Exploded View by Carrie Tiffany
Wolfe Island by Lucy Treloar
The Yield by Tara June Winch

Douglas Stewart Prize for Non-fiction

The Seventies by Michelle Arrow
The Enchantment of the Long-haired Rat: A Rodent History of Australia by Tim
Bonyhady
Dr Space Junk vs the Universe: Archaeology and the Future by Alice Gorman
Australianama: The South Asian Odyssey in Australia by Samia Khatun
Tiberius with a Telephone: The Life and Stories of William McMahon by Patrick
Mullins
The World Was Whole by Fiona Wright

Patricia Wrightson Prize for Children’s Literature

Detention by Tristan Bancks
One Tree by Christopher Cheng
Catch a Falling Star by Meg McKinlay
Wilam. A Birrarung Story by Aunty Joy Murphy
Young Dark Emu by Bruce Pascoe
Ella and the Ocean by Lian Tanner

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