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David Unaipon Award for an unpublished Indigenous writer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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