The Age Book of the Year Awards 2012 announced

The winners of this year’s Age Book of the Year Awards were announced on 23 August at the opening of the Melbourne Writers Festival at Melbourne Town Hall.

1835: The Founding of Melbourne and the Conquest of Australia by James Boyce won the overall Age Book of the Year Award, worth $10,000.  The book also won the Non-Fiction Prize, worth $2,500.

Foal’s Bread by Gillian Mears was selected as this year’s Age Book of the Year fiction prize and the poetry prize was presented to Mal McKimmie for The Brokenness Sonnets I-III and Other Poems. Both prizes are worth $2,500.

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Clayton Wehner

Clayton is the founder and managing director of Boomerang Books. In a past life, Clayton worked for 12 years as an intelligence officer in the Australian Army and the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade. He is a graduate of the Australian Defence Force Academy and the Royal Military College Duntroon and holds a BA (Hons) in Political Science and a Master of Management Studies (Human Resource Management) from the UNSW. He is also a trained Indonesian linguist and served with the United Nations in East Timor as an interpreter/translator.