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Thursday, May 26, 2011

2011 Prime Minister's Literary Awards Short-list

Today here in Australia, the 2011 short-listed titles for the Prime Minister's Literary Awards were announced.

In the Young Adult Fiction category the titles are:
About a Girl by Joanne Horniman
Good Oil by Laura Buzo
Graffiti Moon by Cath Crowley
The Piper's Son by Melina Marchetta
The Three Loves of Persimmon by Cassandra Golds

I have read three of the five titles (click on the title for my review) and while I really liked all three, my vote goes to Cath Crowley's Graffiti Moon.

In the Children's Fiction category the titles are:
April Underhill, Tooth Fairy by Bob Graham
Flyaway by Lucy Christopher
Now by Morris Gleitzman
Shake a Leg by Boori Monty Pryor and Jan Ormerod
Why I Love Australia by Bronwyn Bancroft

I have only read Flyaway by Lucy Christopher, although Morris Gleitzman's Now has been on my TBR list for a long time.


The winners will be announced in the first week of July. To view the adult short-listed books click here.


  1. Like you I have only read 3 of the top 5 in the YA. And I loved all three. I am glad I don't have to pick!

  2. SNAP!

    we have read the same three. i loved them all but i picked graffiti moon as my fave book last year!

    (i was going to post about this too but blogger wouldn't let me log in for 24 hours! i still might...)

    x Nomes

  3. Ahhh yes all three were good but I am just so in love with Graffiti Moon.

    And yeh, Blogger has been having heaps of problems lately. Really annoying me! :(


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