Michelle De Kretser’s Questions of Travel has won the Premier’s Prize (and the fiction category) at the 2012 Western Australian Premier’s Book Awards, announced last night at an award ceremony held at the State Reception Centre in Kings Park. It is yet another win for Michelle De Kretser who has, this year, already won the Miles Franklin Award and the Prime Minister’s Literary Award for Fiction.


Winners of the other categories are:

People’s Choice Award: 
The Meaning Of Grace /  Deborah Forster

Young Adult
Sea Hearts /  Margo Lanagan

Children’s Fiction
Pookie Aleera is Not My Boyfriend / Stephen Herrick

Children’s Non-fiction
Australian Backyard Naturalist / Peter Macinnis

WA History
Kurlumarniny:  We Come from the Desert /  Monty Hale (Minyjun)

Digital Narrative
My Planets Reunion Memoir / David P Reiter

Exile: The Lives and Hopes of Werner Pelz /  Roger Averill

Cumulus / Robert Gray

The Fremantle Candidate / Ingle Knight

Check out the Western Australian Premier’s Book Awards website for more details about each of the winning titles.
So what do you think of the winners? Let us know if you’ve already read any of winners or if you think some of the other shortlisted books were more deserving.