Tuesday, October 26, 2010

AWARDS NEWS, from Text Publishing

with Michelle Calligaro

• Peter Temple's Truth has won again, this time in the Victorian Premier's Awards, taking out the Vance Palmer Prize for Fiction. This is the third major award for Truth, following the Miles Franklin and the ABIA Award for General Fiction Book of the Year.

• Tim Flannery's The Weather Makers has been longlisted for the Jan Michalski Prize. The prize is open to authors from all over the world and is intended to contribute to their international recognition, with a focus on supporting writers in the creation of their work.

Will Grayson, Will Grayson by John Green and David Levithan has been shortlisted for the Silver Inky. The Silver Inky is awarded to an international young adult book, and voted for online by the readers of insideadog.com.au. Voting is open now and the award winners will be announced on 25 November.

• Two of our authors have been honoured in the 2010 New Zealand Prime Minister’s Awards for Literary Achievement. James McNeish, author of The Crime of Huey Dunstan has received the non-fiction award and Joy Cowley, author of Snake and Lizard, the award for fiction.

Wintergirls, by Laurie Halse Anderson, has been named one of the 2010 Teens' Top Ten winners by The American Library Association.

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