Wednesday 16 March 2011

Ethel Turner Prize shortlist

The NSW Premier's Literary Award shortlist were announced today. Of particular interest are those on the Ethel Turner Prize for Young People's Literature shortlist.

They are a great list of titles, all authored by Australian women!  The 2011 shortlisted writers are...

  • Michelle Cooper - The FitzOsbornes in Exile: The Montmaray Journals - 2
  • Cath Crowley - Graffiti Moon
  • Kirsty Eagar - Saltwater Vampires
  • Belinda Jeffrey - Big River, Little Fish
  • Melina Marchetta - The Piper's Son
  • Jaclyn Moriarty - Dreaming of Amelia
A big congratulations to the lovely ladies that authored these titles - worthy recognition of their writing.  A fantastic list, I shall be interested to see who takes the prize.