Katy Gallagher is making the most of being acting arts minister, today announcing the short lists for the ACT Book of the Year Award, and the Judith Wright Prize.
- The Book of the Year Award nominees are:
— Andrew Byrnes, Hilary Charlesworth, and Gabrielle McKinnon for Bills of Rights in Australia: history, politics and law, UNSW Press, 2009;
— Alan Gould for The Lake Woman, Australian Scholarly Publishing (an imprint of Arcadia), 2009;
— Marion Halligan for Valley of Grace,Allen& Unwin, 2009;
— Matthew Higgins for Rugged Beyond Imagination, National Museum of Australia Press, 2009; and
— Mark Tredinnick for The Blue Plateau: A Landscape Memoir, University of Queenland Press, 2009.
The Judith Wright Prize nominees are:
— Jordie Albiston- the sonnet according to ‘m’, John Leonard Press, 2009.
— Peter Boyle- Apocrypha, Vagabond Press, 2009.
— Philip Hammial- Skin Theory, Puncher and Wattmann, 2009.
— Susan Hawthorne- Earth’s Breath, Spinifex Press, 2009.
— Emma Jones- The Striped World, Faber and Faber, 2009.
— Felicity Plunkett- Vanishing Point, University of Queensland Press, 2009.
The winners will be announced in November.