Less than perfect – a book review

Title: Less than perfect

Author: Ber Carroll  

Sarah’s pick

Caitlyn O’Reilly grew up in Northern Ireland. Her father is a professor of ethics and has high expectations for his children.  Caitlyn falls in love and goes to university and for a while everything is going well. But then her life, and the lives of many around her, is changed by an awful event.  Continue reading


Christina Stead Prize for Fiction

Lovesong by Alex Miller 

Douglas Stewart Prize for Non-Fiction                  
Malcolm Fraser: The Political Memoirs by Malcolm Fraser & Margaret Simons   

Kenneth Slessor Prize for Poetry

Pirate Rain by Jennifer Maiden

Ethel Turner Prize for Young People’s Literature

Graffiti Moon by Cath Crowley                                                                                      

Patricia Wrightson Prize for Children’s Literature

My Australian Story: The Hunt for Ned Kelly  by Sophie Masson                            

Script Writing Award

Offspring by Debra Oswald

Play Award

Do Not Go Gentle… by Patricia Cornelius

NSW Premier’s Translation Prize & PEN Medallion

Ian Johnston

Community Relations Commission Award

The English Class by Ouyang Yu

UTS Glenda Adams Award for New Writing

Traitor by Stephen Daisley 

Book of the Year

Malcolm Fraser: The Political Memoirs by Malcolm Fraser & Margaret Simons 

Special Award

Libby Gleeson

People’s Choice Award

Lovesong by Alex Miller

2011 Australian Vogel’s Awards

Recently Allen & Unwin has announced the winner of 2011 Australian Vogel’s Award. This award is for an unpublished manuscript by a writer under the age of thirty-five. This year the award goes to Rohan Wilson for his book ‘The roving party’.

 According to Allen & Unwin The roving party is ‘A surprisingly beautiful evocation of horror and brutality, The Roving Party is a meditation on the intricacies of human nature at its most raw. ‘

Parramatta City Library will have a fast track order to get this book for its readers.