The shortlists for this year’s Prime Minister’s Literary Awards have been announced by Prime Minister Scott Morrison and Minister for Communications and the Arts, Senator Mitch Fifield.
The Awards support appreciation of Australian literature and provide recognition for both authors and illustrators.
“I am pleased to announce this year’s shortlists. We have a wonderful group of talented authors and I welcome the opportunity to share their works with Australians,” Prime Minister Scott Morrison
Minister Fifield said reading has far reaching benefits, it expands our understanding and stimulates our imagination. These Awards reinforce the importance of literature and reading across all ages.
This year saw more than 500 entries made across the six categories of Children’s literature, Young Adult literature, Fiction, Poetry, Non-fiction and Australian history.
Here are the 2018 Prime Minister’s Literary Awards shortlisted titles:
Young Adult literature
Living on Hope Street, Demet Divaroren
Archipelago, Adam Aitkens
Transparencies, Stephen Edgar
Asia’s Reckoning, Richard McGregor
Beautiful Balts: From Displaced Persons to New Australians, Jayne Persian
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