NSW Premier’s Literary Awards 2010 Winners

The winners of the 2010 NSW Premier’s Literary Awards are:

Christina Stead Prize for Fiction
J.M. Coetzee - Summertime

Douglas Stewart Prize for Non-Fiction
Paul McGeough - Kill Khalid: Mossad’s failed hit … and the rise of Hamas

Kenneth Slessor Prize for Poetry
Jordie Albiston - The sonnet according to ‘m’

Ethel Turner Prize for Young People’s Literature
Pamela Rushby - When the Hipchicks Went to War

Patricia Wrightson Prize for Children’s Literature
Allan Baillie - Krakatoa Lighthouse

Script Writing Award
Jane Campion - Bright Star
Aviva Ziegler - Fairweather Man

Play Award
This category did not have a shortlist. A grant of $30,000 is being made available to support professional development opportunities for new playwrights in NSW in 2011.

NSW Premier’s Prize for Literary Scholarship
Philip Mead - Networked Language: Culture and History in Australian Poetry

Community Relations Commission Award
Abbas El-Zein - Leave to Remain: A Memoir

UTS Glenda Adams Award for New Writing for Fiction
Andrew Croome - Document Z

The People’s Choice Award
Cate Kennedy - The World Beneath

Book of the Year ($10,000)
Paul McGeough - Kill Khalid: Mossad’s failed hit … and the rise of Hamas

Special Award
The Macquarie Pen Anthology of Australian Literature 

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