The Age Book of the Year 2012 shortlists announced

The shortlists for this year’s Age Book of the Year Awards have been announced. They are as follows:

Nonfiction

  • 1835: The Founding of Melbourne and the Conquest of Australia(James Boyce, Black Inc.)
  • Hiroshima Nagasaki (Paul Ham, HarperCollins)
  • Kinglake-350 (Adrian Hyland, Text)
  • Fishing the River of Time (Tony Taylor, Text)
  • Double Entry (Jane Gleeson-White, A&U)

Poetry

  • First Light (Kate Fagan, Giramondo)
  • The Welfare of my Enemy (Anthony Lawrence, Puncher & Wattmann)
  • The Brokenness Sonnets I-III and Other Poems (Mal McKimmie, Five Island Press)
  • Late Night Shopping (Rhyll McMaster, Brandl & Schlesinger)
  • Surface to Air (Jaya Savige, UQP)

Fiction

  • What the Family Needed (Stephen Amsterdam, Sleepers)
  • Spirit House (Mark Dapin, Pan Macmillan)
  • The Meaning of Grace (Deborah Forster, Vintage)
  • Forecast: Turbulence (Janette Turner Hospital, Fourth Estate)
  • Foal’s Bread (Gillian Mears, A&U).