NSW Premier’s Literary Awards
The winners of the NSW Premier’s Literary Awards were announced overnight on the eve of the Sydney Writers Festival. The Book of the Year was awarded to Ali Cobby-Eckermann’s Ruby Moonlight, winner of the Kenneth Selssor Prize for Poetry.
David Ireland was awarded the Special Award for Australian Fiction, the NSW Premier’s Translation Prize went to Mr Peter Boyle, while Charlotte Wood’s Animal People was awarded the People’s Choice.
The rest of the winners were:
Christina Stead Prize (Fiction)
by Carrie Tiffany
UTS Glenda Adams Award for New Writing
by Michael Sala
Douglas Stewart Prize (Non-fiction)
by Gideon Haigh
Patricia Wrightson Prize (Children’s Literature)
by Aaron Blabey
Ethel Turner Prize (Young People’s Literature)
by Jaclyn Moriarty
Betty Roland Prize (Scriptwriting)
Community Relations Commission for a multicultural NSW Award
iDon’t Go Back to Where You Came From, Tim Soutphommasane (New South Publishing)
For the list of shortlisted titles head across to our earlier post here.