Saturday, 4 August 2012
Age Book of the Year 2012 shortlists announced
The shortlists for this year's Age Book of the Year Awards have been announced.
The shortlisted titles in each of the categories are:
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- 1835: The Founding of Melbourne and the Conquest of Australia (James Boyce, Black Inc.)
- Hiroshima Nagasaki (Paul Ham, HarperCollins)
- Kinglake-350 (Adrian Hyland, Text)
- Fishing the River of Time (Tony Taylor, Text)
- Double Entry (Jane Gleeson-White, A&U)
- First Light (Kate Fagan, Giramondo)
- The Welfare of my Enemy (Anthony Lawrence, Puncher & Wattmann)
- The Brokenness Sonnets I-III and Other Poems (Mal McKimmie, Five Island Press)
- Late Night Shopping (Rhyll McMaster, Brandl & Schlesinger)
- Surface to Air (Jaya Savige, UQP)
- What the Family Needed (Stephen Amsterdam, Sleepers)
- Spirit House (Mark Dapin, Pan Macmillan)
- The Meaning of Grace (Deborah Forster, Vintage)
- Forecast: Turbulence (Janette Turner Hospital, Fourth Estate)
- Foal's Bread (Gillian Mears, A&U).
The winner in each category will receive $2500—down from $10,000 in each category in 2011. The overall winner will receive an additional $10,000. The winners will be announced at the opening of the Melbourne Writers Festival on 23 August.