The 2009 Prime Minister’s Literary Awards Non-Fiction and Fiction shortlists have been announced today. The shortlists of seven fiction and eight non-fiction works were selected from more than 250 entries. A tax free prize of $100,000 is awarded to the works judged to be of the highest literary merit in each of the two categories.
Van Diemen’s Land – James Boyce
Doing Life: A Biography of Elizabeth Jolley – Brian Dibble
Gough Whitlam: A Moment in History – Jenny Hocking
The Tall Man: Death and Life on Palm Island – Chloe Hooper
House of Exile – Evelyn Juers
Drawing the Global Colour Line – Marilyn Lake and Henry Reynolds
The Henson Case – David Marr
American Journeys – Don Watson
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