This week the winners of the Victorian Premier’s Literary Awards were announced by the premier himself, John Brumby. The winner of best novel was The Slap by Christos Tsiolkas, while the best non-fiction book was Chloe Hooper’s The Tall Man: Death and Life on Palm Island. Along with the two main categories, there were 9 other categories, including the Prize for Best Music Theatre Script which was won by Shane Warne the Musical written by Eddie Perfect.

The complete list of winners and the short lists for each category can be viewed on the State Library of Victoria website