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April 15, 2019


#NSW Premier’s Award 2019 shortlist – read-a-thon!

by N@ncy

  • My next shortlist: NSW Premier’s Award 2019
  • I won’t have much time to read them all because
  • the prize will be announced on 29 April 2019.
  • How many can I read before the deadline?
  • Today starts my  NSW Premier’s  Award  read-a-thon!
  • @NSW_PLA


Christina Stead Prize for Fiction

Man Out of Time  –  Stephanie Bishop
Boy Swallows Universe  –  Trent Dalton – READ  (Stunning!)
The Life to Come  –  Michelle de Kretser  – WINNER
The Everlasting Sunday  –  Robert Lukins – READ
Border Districts  –  Gerald Murnane – READ 
The Shepherd’s Hut  –  Tim Winton – READ  (Bah!)


Douglas Stewart prize for Non-Fiction

Saga Land  –  Richard Fidler & Kári Gíslason –  READ
Deep Time Dreaming: Uncovering Ancient Australia   B. Griffiths – READ – WINNER
The Trauma Cleaner  –  Sarah KrasnosteinREAD – WINNER
The Erratics  –  Vicki Laveau-Harvie 
Axiomatic  – Maria Tumarkin – READ
Tracker  –  Alexis Wright – READ



Deep Time Dreaming: Uncovering Ancient Australia   B. Griffiths – READ  – WINNER



  1. No Friend But the Mountains:
  2. The True Story of an Illegaaly Imprisoned Refugee  – B. Boochani


UTS Glenda Adams Prize for New Writing

Flames  –  Robbie Arnott  – READ
Boy Swallows Universe  –  Trent Dalton – READ  – WINNER + People’s Choice Award
Scrublands  –  Chris Hammer – READ 
The Everlasting Sunday  –  Robert Lukins – READ 
Pink Mountain on Locust Island  –  Jamie Marina Lau –  READ
The Lucky Galah  –  Tracy Sorensen


Multicultural NSW Award

The Lebs  –  Michael Mohammed Ahmad – WINNER  – READ
Rainforest  –  Eileen Chong – NOT reading yet ….no e-book
Home is Nearby  –  Magdalena McGuire  – NOT reading yet …no e-book 
Always Another Country: A Memoir-   S. Msimang  NOT reading yet …no e-book 
Too Much Lip  –  Melissa Lucashenko  – READ
Miss Ex-Yugoslavia  –  Sofija Stefanovic NOT reading yet …no e-book 

Taboo  –  Kim Scott – Winner 2018
The Drover’s Wife  –  Leah Purcell READ (review) – Winner 2017

5 Comments Post a comment
  1. Apr 16 2019

    Wow, that looks like a challenge! I’ve read one of Kim Scott’s books, I’d be interested in what he’s writing now. A lot of new names and potential for finding gems I’m sure!


  2. Apr 17 2019

    I’m hoping to get to Trauma Cleaner sooner rather than later and my book club has the de Kretser as our June read, so I will defintiely get to that in the next month.

    Deep Time Dreaming also interests me. Taboo was great – I really need to go back and read his first 2 books as they’re meant to be even better.


    • Apr 17 2019

      I just finished Deep Time Dreaming (…review soon, must gather my thoughts!).
      Now the difficult choice…which book to read next?
      I think I will try a book that has not been reviewed by so many people.
      A book that is a bit ‘off the radar’.

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