PULITZER PRIZE WINNERS
Congrats to The Pulitzer Prize Winners; Fiction: The Orphan Master’s Son by Adam Johnson, General nonfiction: Devil in the Grove: Thurgood Marshall, the Groveland Boys, and the Dawn of a New America by Gilbert King, History:Embers of War: The Fall of an Empire and the Making of America’s Vietnam by Fredrik Logevall, Biography: The Black Count: Glory, Revolution, Betrayal, and the Real Count of Monte Cristo by Tom Reiss, Poetry: Stag’s Leap by Sharon Olds and Drama: Disgraced by Ayad Akhtar
2013 STELLA PRIZE WINNER
Congratulations to Carrie Tiffany who has been named the winner of the inaugural Stella Prize, an award established to promote books by Australian women writers. Tiffany received the $50,000 award for her second novel Mateship with Birds (Picador) at a presentation event in Melbourne. In her acceptance speech Tiffany announced that she would share $10,000 of the prize money with her other shortlisted women. How generous is that!! Awesome!
PLOT – On the outskirts of an Australian country town in the 1950s, a lonely farmer trains his binoculars on a family of kookaburras that roost in a tree near his house. Harry observes the kookaburras through a year of feast, famine, birth, death, war, romance and song. As Harry watches the birds, his next door neighbour has her own set of binoculars trained on him. Ardent, hard-working Betty has escaped to the country with her two fatherless children. Betty is pleased that her son, Michael, wants to spend time with the gentle farmer next door. But when Harry decides to teach Michael about the opposite sex, perilous boundaries are crossed.
2013 WOMEN’S PRIZE SHORTLIST
Congrats to the shortlisted authors for 18th The Women’s Prize for Fiction (formerly The Orange Prize); Kate Atkinson Life After Life, A.M Homes May We Be Forgiven, Barbara Kingsolver Flight Behaviour, Hilary Mantel Bring Up the Bodies, Maria Semple Where’d You Go, Bernadette, and Zadie Smith. The award ceremony will take place in London, on 5 June 2013.
2013 MILES FRANKLIN LONGLIST ANNOUNCED
The long list for this year’s Miles Franklin Literary Award has been announced. The shortlist will be announced on 30 April at the State Library of New South Wales. The winner of this year’s award will be announced on 19 June at the National Library of Australia in Canberra.
Floundering (Romy Ash, Text)
Lola Bensky (Lily Brett, Hamish Hamilton)
Street to Street (Brian Castro, Giramondo)
Questions of Travel (Michelle de Kretser, A&U)
The Beloved (Annah Faulkner, Picador)
The Daughers of Mars (Thomas Keneally, Vintage)
The Mountain (Drusilla Modjeska, Vintage)
The Light Between Oceans (M L Stedman, Vintage)
Mateship with Birds (Carrie Tiffany, Picador)
Red Dirt Talking (Jacqueline Wright, Fremantle Press).
2013 HUGO AWARDS SHORTLIST ANNOUNCED
The nominations have been announced for the 2013 Hugo Awards. Winners will be announced on 1 September.
- 2312, Kim Stanley Robinson
- Blackout, Mira Grant
- Captain Vorpatril’s Alliance, Lois McMaster Bujold
- Redshirts: A Novel with Three Codas, John Scalzi
- Throne of the Crescent Moon, Saladin Ahmed
To view the full lists – http://www.thehugoawards.org/hugo-history/2013-hugo-awards/
2013 ASTRID LINDGREN MEMORIAL AWARD
Argentinean illustrator and performing artist Isol is the recipient of the 2013 Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award, the world’s richest prize for children’s and young adult literature. Isol, who was born Marisol Misenta, was announced as this year’s recipient on 26 March in Stockholm, to coincide with the 2013 Bologna Children’s Book Festival.
CHILDREN’S BOOK COUNCIL OF AUSTRALIA AWARDS 2013 SHORTLIST
Congratulations to the following shortlisted publishers, authors and illustrators.
Older Readers Short List 2013 – for mature readers
Grant, Neil The Ink Bridge
Lanagan, Margo Sea Hearts
MacLeod, Doug The Shiny Guys
Bouchell, Dianne Creepy & Maud
Wakefield, Vikki Friday Brown
Zail, Suzy The Wrong Boy
Younger Readers Short List 2013 – intended for independent younger readers
French, Jackie Pennies for Hitler
French, Simon Other Brother
Gleitzman, Morris After
Hartnett, Sonya Children of the King
Herrick, Steven Pookie Aleera is Not my Boyfriend
Millard, Glenda Ill. Stephen Michael King The Tender Moments of Saffron Silk
Early Childhood Short List 2013 – Intended for children in the pre-reading to early reading
Allen, Emma Ill. Freya Blackwood The Terrible Suitcase
Cox, Tania Ill. Karen Blair With Nan
DeGennaro, Sue The Pros & Cons of Being a Frog
Dubosarsky, Ursula Too Many Elephants in This House
Harris, Christine Ill. Ann James It’s a Miroocool!
Walker, Anna Peggy
Picture Book Short List 2013 – intended for an audience ranging from birth to 18 years range (Some books may be for mature readers.
Brooks, Ron Ill. Julie Hunt The Coat
Goodman, Vivienne Ill. Margaret Wild Tanglewood
Gordon, Gus Herman and Rosie
Lester, Alison Sophie Scott Goes South
Mullins, Patricia Ill. Glenda Millard Lightning Jack
Wilson, Mark Ill. Jackie French A Day to Remember
Eve Pownall Award for Information Books Short List 2013 – Intended for an audience ranging from birth to 18 years
Cheng, Christopher & Jackson, Mark Python
Kerin, Jackie Ill. Gouldthorpe, Peter Lyrebird! A True Story
Murray, Kirsty Topsy-turvy World: How Australian Animals Puzzled Early Explorers
Queensland Art Gallery Portrait of Spain for Kids
Weidenbach, Kristin Ill. Ide, Timothy Tom the Outback Mailman Lothian Children’s Books