Queensland Premier's Literary Awards

Queensland Premier's Literary Awards

The Queensland Premier's Literary Awards were inaugurated in 1999 and have grown to become a leading literary awards program within Australia, with $225,000 in prizemoney over 14 categories. One of Australia's richest prizes, top categories offer up to $25,000 for 1st prize.

Fiction Book Award

*2008 "The Spare Room" by Helen Garner
*2007 "Carpentaria" by Alexis Wright
*2006 "The Garden Book" by Brian Castro
*2005 "The Turning" by Tim Winton
*2004 "Elizabeth Costello" by J. M. Coetzee
*2003 "Due Preparations For The Plague" by Janette Turner Hospital
*2002 "The Volcano" by Venero Armanno
*2001 "True History of the Kelly Gang" by Peter Carey
*2000 "Drylands" by Thea Astley
*1999 "Fredy Neptune: A Novel in Verse" by Les Murray

Emerging Queensland Author - Manuscript Award

*2008 "Omega Park" by Amy Vought Barker
*2007 "Life in the Bus Lane" by Ian Commins
*2006 "The Anatomy of Wings" by Karen Foxlee
*2005 "The Long Road of the Junkmailer" by Patrick Holland
*2004 "An Accidental Terrorist" by Steven Lang
*2003 "The Kingdom Where Nobody Dies" by Kimberley Starr
*2002 "The Lambing Flat" by Nerida Newton
*2001 "Mama Kuma: One Woman, Two Cultures" by Deborah Carlyon
*2000 "The Bone Flute" by Nicole Bourke
*1999 "Shoelaces" by Jillian Watkinson

Unpublished Indigenous Writer - The David Unaipon Award

*2008 "Every Secret Thing" by Marie Munkara
*2007 "Skin Painting" by Elizabeth Eileen Hodgson
*2006 "Me, Antman and Fleabag" by Gayle Kennedy
*2005 "Anonymous Premonition" by Yvette Holt
*2004 "Dust on Waterglass" by Tara June Winch
*2003 "Whispers of This Wik Woman" by Fiona Doyle
*2002 "Home" by Larissa Behrendt
*2001 "The Mish" by Robert Lowe
*2000 "Bitin’ Back" by Vivienne Cleven
*1999 "Of Muse, Meandering and Midnight" by Samuel Wagan Watson
*1998 "Is That You Ruthie?" by Ruth Hegarty
*1997 "When Darkness Falls" by John Bodey
*1996 "Black Angels Red Blood" by Steven McCarthy
*1995 "Warrigal's Way" by Warrigal Anderson
*1994 "The Sausage Tree" by Valda Gee and Rosalie Medcraft
*1993 "Bridge of Triangles" by John Muk Muk Burke
*1992 "Sweet Water, Stolen Land" by Philip McLaren
*1991 "Broken Dreams" by Bill Dodd
*1990 "Caprice: A Stockman's Daughter" by Doris Pilkington Garimara
*1989 "Holocaust Island" by Graeme Dixon

Non-Fiction Book Award

*2008 "Muck" by Craig Sherborne
*2007 "Slicing the Silence: Voyaging to Antarctica" by Professor Tom Griffiths
*2006 "Packer's Lunch" by Neil Chenoweth
*2005 Papunya - "A Place Made After the Story" by Geoffrey Bardon and James Bardon
*2004 "A Death in Brazil" by Peter Robb
*2003 "Meeting of the Waters" by Margaret Simons
*2002 "The Boyds: A Family Biography" by Dr Brenda Niall
*2001 "A Fine and Private Place" by Brian Matthews

History Book Award - Faculty of Arts, University of Queensland Award

*2008 "Drawing the Global Colour Line" by Professor Marilyn Lake and Professor Henry Reynolds
*2007 "Iron Kingdom" by Christopher Clark
*2006 "Arthur Tange: The Last of the Mandarins" by Dr Peter Edwards
*2005 "The Sounds of Slavery: Discovering African History Through Songs, Sermons and Speech" by Shane White and Graham White
*2004 "Dancing with Strangers" by Inga Clendinnen
*2003 "Mussolini" by Professor Richard Bosworth
*2002 "Gallipoli" by Les Carlyon
*2001 "The Colonial Earth" by Tim Bonyhady
*2000 "JohnCurtin: A Life" by David Day
*1999 "The Sky Travellers" by Bill Gammage

Children's Book Award - Mary Ryan's Award

*2008 "The Peasant Prince" by Li Cunxin and Anne Spudvilas
*2007 "Layla Queen of Hearts" by Glenda Millard
*2006 "The Slightly Bruised Glory of Cedar B. Hartley (who can't help flying high and falling in deep)" by Martine Murray
*2005 "Camel Rider" by Prue Mason
*2004 "Dragonkeeper" by Carole Wilkinson
*2003 "Rain May and Captain Daniel" by Catherine Bateson
*2002 "Blat Magic" by Michael Stephens
*2001 "Fox" by Margaret Wild and Ron Brooks
*2000 "The Family Tree" by Jane Godwin
*1999 "Unseen" by Paul Jennings

Young Adult Book Award

*2008 "Requiem for a Beast" by Matt Ottley
*2007 "One Whole and Perfect Day" by Judith Clarke
*2006 "The Red Shoe" by Ursula Dubosarsky
*2005 "Secret Scribbled Notebooks" by Joanne Horniman
*2004 "How to Make a Bird" by Martine Murray
*2003 "Boys of Blood and Bone" by David Metzenthen
*2002 "When Dogs Cry" by Markus Zusak

cience Writers - Department of State Development, Trade and Innovation Award

*2008 "Why is Uranus Upside Down? (and other Questions about the Universe)" by Professor Fred Watson
*2007 "Crude" by Dr Richard Smith
*2006 "Good Health in the 21st Century" by Dr Carole Hungerford
*2005 "Stem Cells" by Elizabeth Finkel
*2004 "Genius of Junk" by Sonya Pemberton

Poetry Collection - Arts Queensland Judith Wright Calanthe Award

*2008 "Typewriter Music" by David Malouf
*2007 "The Passenger" by Dr Laurie Duggan
*2006 "The New Arcadia" by Professor John Kinsella
*2005 "The Ship" by Sarah Day
*2004 "Wolf Notes" by Judith Beveridge

Australian Short Story Collection - Arts Queensland Steele Rudd Award

*2008 "Someone Else" by John Hughes
*2007 "Every Move You Make" by David Malouf
*2006 "A Funny thing Happened at 27 000 Feet" by Craig Cormick
*2005 "Vincenzo's Garden" by John Clancy
*2004 "Mahjar" by Eva Sallis

Literary Work Advancing Public Debate - the Harry Williams Award

*2008 "In My Shoes" by Quentin McDermott and Steve Taylor
*2007 "Jonestown" by Chris Masters
*2006 "Asbestos House" by Gideon Haigh
*2005 "Sickness in the System" by Hedley Thomas
*2004 "The History Wars" by Stuart Macintyre and Anna Clark
*2003 "Dark Victory" by David Marr and Marian Wilkinson
*2002 "In Denial: The Stolen Generations and the Right" by Robert Manne and "Reconciliation: A Journey" by Michael Gordon
*2001 "Borderline: Australia's Treatment of Refugees and Asylum Seekers" by Peter Mares and "Dossier Inside the ABC" by David Fagan and Dossier Team
*2000 "Why Weren't We Told" by Henry Reynolds
*1999 "The Moment the Laughter Died" by Tony Koch

Film Script - the Pacific Film and Television Commission Award

*2008 "Prime Mover" by David Caesar
*2007 "Lake Mungo" by Joel Anderson
*2006 "Ten Canoes" by Rolf de Heer
*2005 "Little Fish" by Jacquelin Perske
*2004 "Look Both Ways" by Sarah Watt
*2003 "Japanese Story" by Alison Tilson
*2002 "The Tracker" by Rolf de Heer
*2001 "Rabbit-Proof Fence" by Christine Olsen
*2000 "Praise" by Andrew McGahan
*1999 "Two Hands" by Gregor Jordan

Television Script - QUT Creative Industries Award

*2008 "Underbelly, Episode 7 - Wise Monkeys" by Felicity Packard
*2007 "Bastard Boys" by Sue Smith
*2006 "Unfolding Florence" by Katherine Thomson
*2005 " - Episode 5 - Blue Hawaii" by Sue Smith
*2004 "The Cooks - Episode 12, Series 1 - Honey and Wounds" by Blake Ayshford

Drama Script (Stage) Award

*2008 "When the Rain Stops Falling" by Andrew Bovell
*2007 "Embers" by Campion Decent
*2006 "Mrs Petrov's Shoe" by Noelle Janaczewska
*2005 "Black Hands/Dead Section" by Van Badham
*2004 "Run Rabbit Run" by Alana Valentine
*2003 "Last Cab to Darwin" by Reg Cribb
*2002 "Old Masters" by Beatrix Christian
*2001 "Meat Party" by Duong Le Quy
*2000 "Box the Pony" by Leah Purcell and Scott Rankin
*1999 "Who's Afraid of the Working Class" by Andrew Bovell, Melissa Reeves, Patricia Cornelius and Christos Tsiolkas

Encouragement and Development Prize

*2005 "The Comfort of Figs" by Simon Cleary

External links

* http://www.literaryawards.qld.gov.au/
* [http://www.premiers.qld.gov.au/awardsevents/awards/Queensland_Premiers_Literary_awards/2007_Winners/ 2007 Qld Premier's Literary Award Winners] Queensland Government, Department of Premier and Cabinet (Retrieved October 3, 2007)
* [http://www.cabinet.qld.gov.au/MMS/StatementDisplaySingle.aspx?id=53981 Premier Beattie Announces Winning Words in Rich Literary Awards (September 11, 2007)] Queensland Government, Ministerial Statements (Retrieved October 7, 2007)

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