2012 Queensland Literary Award Winners

The winners for the 2012 Queensland Literary Awards were announced on the 4th September giving each category winner received a cash prize of $1000 bar The Courier Mail’s People’s Choice Award, which was a cash award of $5,000.

The winners for each category were:

Fiction book award
Cold Light by Frank Moorhouse

 

Nonfiction book award

The People Smuggler by Robin De Crespigny

 

Children’s book award

Kumiko and the Shadow Catchers by Briony Stewart

 

Young adult book award
The Ink Bridge by Neil Grant

 

The Steele Rudd Award for an Australian short story collection
Forecast: Turbulence by Janette Turner Hospital

 

Judith Wright Calanthe Award – poetry collection
Crimson Crop by Peter Rose

 

Emerging Queensland author – manuscript award
Island of the Unexpected by Catherine Titasey

 

David Unaipon Award for an unpublished Indigenous writer
Story by Siv Parker

 

Science writer award
Sex, Genes & Rock ‘n’ Roll by Rob Brooks

 

History book award
The Biggest Estate on Earth: How Aborigines Made Australia by Bill Gammage

 

The Harry Williams Award for a literary or media work advancing public debate
The Australian Moment: How We Were Made for These Times by George Megalogenis

 

Courier-Mail People’s Choice Queensland Book of the Year
Closer to Stone by Simon Cleary

 

Television script award
Mabo by Sue Smith

 

Drama script (stage) award
War Crimes by Angela Betzien

 

Film script award
Dead Europe by Louise Fox

 

The shortlist was announced earlier in August this year. Click here for our blog post on the shortlist.

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