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06 July 2016 - Shortlisted titles announced


Minister for Culture and the Arts, John Day, has announced the shortlist for the 2016 Western Australian Premierís Book Awards. 792 texts were entered into the Awards over nine categories.

Winners will be announced at the 2016 Western Australian Premierís Book Awards ceremony on Monday 3 October 2016.

2016 Western Australian Premier's Book Awards Shortlist

Fiction

Allinson, Miles Fever of Animals Scribe Publications (2015)
Bradley, James Clade Penguin Books (2015)
Harrower, Elizabeth In Certain Circles Text Publishing (2014)
Harrower, Elizabeth A Few Days in the Country and Other Stories Text Publishing (2015)
Jones, Gail A Guide to Berlin Vintage Books (2015)
Kinsella, John
Crowís Breath Transit Lounge (2015)
London, Joan
The Golden Age Vintage Books (2014)
Midalia, Susan Feet to the Stars and Other Stories UWA Publishing (2015)
Ryan, Tracy Claustrophobia Transit Lounge (2014)

Allinson, Miles Fever of AnimalsBradley, James CladeHarrower, Elizabeth In Certain CirclesHarrower, Elizabeth A Few Days in the Country and Other StoriesJones, Gail A Guide to Berlin
Kinsella, John  Crowís Breath  London, Joan The Golden AgeMidalia, Susan Feet to the Stars and Other StoriesRyan, Tracy Claustrophobia

Non-Fiction

Atkinson, Alan The Europeans in Australia: Volume 3 - Nation UNSW Press (2014)
Bungey, Darleen John Olsen: An Artistís Life ABC Books, an imprint of HarperCollins (2014)
Garner, Helen This House of Grief Text Publishing (2014)
Niall, Brenda Mannix Text Publishing (2015)
Sayer, Mandy The Poetís Wife Allen and Unwin (2014)
Starke, Ruth and Hannaford, Robert My Gallipoli Working Title Press (2015)
Ward, Biff In My Motherís Hands Allen and Unwin (2014)

Atkinson, Alan The Europeans in Australia: Volume 3 - NationBungey, Darleen John Olsen: An Artistís LifeGarner, Helen This House of GriefNiall, Brenda Mannix
Sayer, Mandy The PoetísStarke, Ruth and Hannaford, Robert My GallipoliWard, Biff In My Motherís Hands

Childrenís Books

Balla, Trace Rivertime Allen and Unwin (2014)
Barnard, Simon A-Z of convicts in Van Diemanís Land Text Publishing (2014)
Caisley, Raewyn and Blair, Karen Hello From Nowhere Viking (2014)
Graham, Bob How the sun got to Cocoís house Walker Books (2015)
Kwaymullina, Ezekiel and Morgan, Sally We all sleep Fremantle Press (2015)
Lester, Alison and Honey, Elizabeth Our Island Viking (2014)
McKinlay, Meg A single stone Walker Books (2015)
Metzenthen, David and Camilleri, Michael One minuteís silence Allen and Unwin (2014)
Millard, Glenda The Duck and the Darklings Allen and Unwin (2014)
Pignataro, Anna Being Agatha The Five Mile Press (2015)

Balla, Trace Rivertime Barnard, Simon A-Z of convicts in Van Diemanís Land Caisley, Raewyn and Blair, Karen Hello From Nowhere
Graham, Bob How the sun got to Coco%u2019s house Kwaymullina, Ezekiel and Morgan, Sally We all sleep Lester, Alison and Honey, Elizabeth Our Island

McKinlay, Meg A single stone Metzenthen, David and Camilleri, Michael One minuteís Millard, Glenda The Duck and the Darklings Pignataro, Anna Being Agatha

Poetry

Dougan, Lucy The Guardians Giramondo (2015)
Holland-Batt, Sarah The Hazards University of Queensland Press (2015)
Kissane, Andy Radiance Puncher & Wattmann (2014)
Maiden, Jennifer The Fox Petition Giramondo (2015)
Malouf, David Earth Hour University of Queensland Press (2014)

Dougan, Lucy The GuardiansHolland-Batt, Sarah The HazardsKissane, Andy RadianceMaiden, Jennifer The Fox PetitionMalouf, David Earth Hour

WA History

Bolton, Geoffrey Paul Hasluck: A life UWA Publishing (2014)
Erickson, Dorothy Inspired by Light & Land: designers and makers in WA Western Australian Museum (2015)
Morgan, Ruth A. Running Out? Water in Western Australia UWA Publishing (2015)
Newstead, Adrian The Dealer is the Devil: an insiderís history of the Aboriginal Art trade Brandl & Schlesinger (2014)
Taylor, John J. Between Duty and Design: the architect soldier UWA Publishing (2014)

Bolton, Geoffrey Paul Hasluck: A lifeErickson, Dorothy Inspired by Light & Land: designers and makers in WAMorgan, Ruth A. Running Out? Water in Western AustraliaNewstead, Adrian The Dealer is the Devil: an insiderís history of the Aboriginal Art tradeTaylor, John J. Between Duty and Design: the architect soldier

Young Adults

Croggon, Alison The River and the Book Walker Books (2015)
Groth, Darren Are You Seeing Me? Random House (2014)
Hayes, Nicole One True Thing Random House (2015)
Lawson, Sue Freedom Ride Black Dog Books, an imprint of Walker Books (2015)
Lomer, Kathryn Talk Under Water University of Queensland Press (2015)
Zorn, Claire The Protected University of Queensland Press (2014)

Croggan, Alison The River and theGroth, Darren Are You Seeing Me?Hayes, Nicole One True ThingLawson, Sue Freedom RideLomer, Kathryn Talk Under WaterZorn, Claire The Protected

WA Emerging Writers

Davis, Brooke Lost and Found Hachette Australia (2014)
Glickman, Ray Reality Fremantle Press (2014)
Maling, Caitlin Conversations I've never had Fremantle Press (2015)
Shah, Sami I, Migrant Allen and Unwin (2014)

Davis, Brooke Lost and FoundGlickman, Ray RealityMaling, Caitlin Conversations I've never hadShah, Sami I, Migrant

Scripts

Decent, Campion Unholy Ghosts Australian Script Centre (2014)
Lui, Nakkiah Kill the Messenger Belvoir (2015)
Miller, Suzie Dust Stage Play Black Swan Theatre Company (2014)
Murray-Smith, Joanna The Divorce Currency Press (2015)
Philpot, Lachlan The Trouble with Harry Oberon Books (2014)
Sewell, Stephen Embedded The Yellow Agency (2015)

Digital Narrative

Breeze, Mez A [[Non]] Guardian Age
Crisp, Ben Stasis: 7-118
Dena, Christy Magister Ludi
Powell, Dimity The Chapel of Unlove
Reiter, David P. Timelord Dreaming

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