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Western Australian Premier's Book Awards - 2008 Judging Panel

04 May 2010
The Judging Panels for the 2008 and 2009 Western Australian Premierís Book Awards have been appointed. Due to record numbers of entries received for both 2008 and 2009, 6 judges have been appointed for each year.

The Judging Panel for the 2008 Western Australian Premierís Book Awards is:

  • Dr Wendy Were
  • Prof Keith Norris
  • Carmel Ballinger
  • Dr Rose Lucas
  • Beverley Jacobson 
  • Frank Palmos.

Beverley will judge and recommend the short list for the Childrenís and Young Adults categories and Frank Palmos will short list Scripts. Wendy Were, Keith Norris, Rose Lucas and Carmel Ballinger will short list titles in Non-Fiction, Fiction and Poetry categories.  All judges then evaluate the short listed titles before deciding winners in each category.

The Judging Panel for the 2009 Western Australian Premierís Book Awards is:

  • Dr Lucy Dougan
  • Clare Renner
  • Prof John Tonkin
  • Dr Shalmalee Paleker
  • Tehani Wessely 
  • Frank Palmos. 

Frank is also on the 2008 Judging Panel and will judge the Script entries.  Tehani Wessely will judge and recommend the short list for Childrenís and Young Adults.  All judges then evaluate short listed titles before deciding the winners in each category.

Judging has commenced and the shortlist is expected to be announced in late July.