Winners 2014 NSW Premier's Literary Awards announced TONIGHT

The NSW Premier’s Literary Awards were announced at the State Library of NSW TONIGHT [Monday 19 May], with a total of $275,000 offered across 12 prizes.

NSW Premier Mike Baird said: “This year, and every year, the NSW Premier’s Literary Awards receive hundreds of entries, which is testament to the prestige and relevance of the Awards and to the importance of reading and literacy in Australia. On behalf of the NSW Government, I congratulate the shortlisted authors and winners of the 2014 Awards whose works are indicative of the high standard of Australian literature.”

Highlights include:
Michelle de Kretser’s book Questions of Travel was awarded three prizes:
Book of the Year ($10,000)
Christina Stead Prize for Fiction ($40,000)
Community Relations Commission Award for a Multicultural NSW Award ($20,000) – joint winner

Special Award: Mr Rodney Hall OAM – he has His work has twice won the Miles Franklin Award – in 1982 for Just Relations, and in 1994 for The Grisly Wife – and been shortlisted four other times.

People’s Choice: The Railwayman’s Wife, Ashley Hay (Allen & Unwin)

See the full list of winners and judges’ comments attached.

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