The news we were waiting for has arrived. PM’s Literary Awards winners were announced.
Fiction (joint winners)
A World of Other People (Steven Carroll, Fourth Estate)
The Narrow Road to the Deep North (Richard Flanagan, Vintage)
Nonfiction (joint winners)
Moving among Strangers (Gabrielle Carey, UQP)
Madeleine: A Life of Madeleine St John (Helen Trinca, Text)
Australian history (joint winners)
Broken Nation: Australians in the Great War (Joan Beaumont, A&U)
Australia’s Secret War: How Unionists Sabotaged Our Troops in World War II (Hal G P Colebatch, Quadrant Books)
Drag Down to Unlock or Place an Emergency Call (Melinda Smith, Pitt Street Poetry)
Young adult fiction
The Incredible Here and Now (Felicity Castagna, Giramondo)
Silver Buttons (Bob Graham, Walker Books).
Several authors announced plans to donate their prize-winnings, with Flanagan donating $40,000 to the Indigenous Literacy Foundation and Bob Graham donating $10,000 to the Asylum Seeker Resource Centre.