NSW Premiers Literary Awards Winners 2015

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The NSW Premier’s Literary Awards were announced on Monday 18 May 2015 by the Acting Premier for NSW and Minister for the Arts, the Honourable Troy Grant MP.
Congratulations to all the winners.
Some highlights:

Christina Stead Prize for Fiction
Winner: The Snow Kimono by Mark Henshaw
 Paris: 1989. Recently retired Inspector of Police Auguste Jovert receives a letter from a woman who claims to be his daughter. Two days later, a stranger comes knocking on his door.

Set in Paris and Japan, The Snow Kimono tells the stories of Inspector Jovert, former Professor of Law Tadashi Omura, and his one-time friend the writer Katsuo Ikeda. All three men have lied to themselves, and to each other. And these lies are about to catch up with them.



Shortlist
Only the Animals by Ceridwen Dovey
In Certain Circles by Elizabeth Harrower
Golden Boys by Sonya Hartnett
The Snow Kimono by Mark Henshaw
The Golden Age by Joan London
A Million Windows by Gerald Murnane


UTS Glenda Adams Award for New Writing
Winner: An Elegant Young Man, Luke Carman

For a long time Western Sydney has been the political flash-point of the nation, but it has been absent from Australian literature. Luke Carman’s first book of fiction changeS all that: a collection of monologues and stories which tells it how it is on Australia’s cultural frontier. His young, self-conscious but determined hero navigates his way through the complications of his divorced family, and an often perilous social world, with its Fobs, Lebbbos, Greek, Serbs, Grubby Boys and scumbag Aussies, friends and enemies. He loves Whitman and Kerouac, Leonard Cohen and Henry Rollins, is awkward with girls, and has an invisible friend called Tom. His neighbour Wessam tells him he should write a book called How to Be Gay – and now he has. Carman’s style is packed with thought and energy: it captures the voices of the street, and conveys fear and anger, beauty and affection, with a restless intensity.

Shortlist
The Tribe by Michael Mohammed Ahmad
Foreign Soil by  Maxine Beneba Clarke
The Strays by Emily Bitto
An Elegant Young Man by Luke Carman
Here Come the Dogs by Omar Musa
Heat and Light by Ellen van Neerven


Ethel Turner Prize for Young Adult's Literature
Winner: The Cracks in the Kingdom by Jaclyn Moriarty
It's not easy being Princess Ko. Her family is missing, taken to the World through cracks in the Kingdom, which were then sealed tightly behind them. Now Princess Ko is running the Kingdom, and war is looming. To help her find her family, she gathers a special group of teens, including Elliot Baranski of the Farms. He's been writing secret letters to a Girl-in-the World named Madeleine Tully - and now the Kingdom needs her help. Madeleine and Elliot must locate the missing royals, convince them of their true identities, and figure out how to unlock the dangerous cracks between the Kingdom and the World. All before their enemies can stop them.


Shortlist
Book of Days by K.A. Barker
The Road to Gundagai by Jackie French
Are You Seeing Me? by Darren Groth
Razorhurst by Justine Larbalestier
The Cracks in the Kingdom by Jaclyn Moriarty
Cracked by Clare Strahan

Read more and find a complete list of winners and shortlists in each category at 2015 NSW Premier's Literary Awards.

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