This week it was Queensland’s turn, with Anna Bligh announcing the winners of the 2009 Queensland Premier’s Literary Awards. Richard Flanagan won the fiction award for his novel Wanting, while Chloe Hooper followed up last week’s win in Victoria with the non-fiction book award for The Tall Man: Death and Life on Palm Island. Nam Le’s The Boat won the Arts Queensland Steele Rudd Award for best short story collection.