WA Premier’s Book Award Winners announced


by - September 22nd, 2012


The winners of this year’s Western Australian Premier’s Book Awards were announced on 17 September.

The winner of the overall Premier’s Prize ($25,000) was Fiona Skyring for Justice: A History of the Aboriginal Legal Service of Western Australia (UWA Publishing). Skyring’s book also won the $10,000 WA History Prize.

Buy the books here…

The winners in each of the categories were:

Nonfiction ($15,000)

  • Her Father’s Daughter (Alice Pung, Black Inc.)

Fiction ($15,000)

  • All That I Am (Anna Funder, Penguin)

Children’s ($15,000)

  • Sam, Grace and the Shipwreck (Michelle Gillespie, illus by Sonia Martinez, Fremantle Press)

Poetry ($10,000)

  • The Argument (Tracy Ryan, Fremantle Press)

Young Adult ($10,000)

  • Only Ever Always (Penni Russon, A&U)

State Library of Western Australia WA History Award ($10,000)

  • Justice: A History of the Aboriginal Legal Service of Western Australia(Fiona Skyring, UWA Publishing)

Scripts ($10,000)

  • Cloudstreet (Tim Winton & Ellen Fontana, Penguin)

Digital narrative ($5000)

  • Machine Man (Max Barry, Scribe)

People’s Choice ($5000)

  • All That I Am (Anna Funder, Penguin).

See more information about the WA Premier’s Book Awards here…


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