2011 Book of the Year Award and Poetry Prize announced

Ruqi 13 December 2011

the river

Joy Burch has announced this year’s winners of the ACT Poetry Prize and Book of the Year Award.

Chris Hammer has been awarded the 2011 Book of the Year award for The River: A Journey Through The Murray-Darling Basin.

The Judith Wright Prize was awarded to Anne Shenfield for You can get only so close on google earth and the Alec Bolton Prize to Julie Chevalier for Darger – a sequence of poems. The Rosemary Dobson Prize was split between Kristen Lang for Goodbye is too small a word and Lizz Murphy for The Architecture of Pear, and Paul Cliff was awarded the David Campbell Prize for Rosalie Gascoign.


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