The finalists for this year’s Deadly Awards, presented to Indigenous Australians for excellence in the areas of music, sport, entertainment and community, have been announced.
The finalists for the Outstanding Achievement in Literature Award are:
- Ali Cobby Eckermann (Ruby Moonlight, Magabala)
- Dub Leffler (Once There Was a Boy, Magabala)
- Chaise Eade (Second Life, Xlibris)
- Sue McPherson (Grace Beside Me, Magabala)
- John Maynard (The Aboriginal Soccer Tribe: A History of Aboriginal Involvement with the World Game, Magabala).
A complete list of the finalists in all the categories is available here.
Voting is now open for the awards, and the winners will be announced at a special event at the Sydney Opera House on 25 September. Votes can be cast online at www.vibe.com.au.
In 2011, the Deadly Award for Outstanding Achievement in Literature was awarded to Anita Heiss for her novel Paris Dreaming (Bantam). Heiss has won the award four times.
More information about the Deadly Awards is available online here.