The Biggest Estate on Earth wins big in Victorian Prize for Literature

The Biggest Estate on Earth: How Aborigines Made Australia by Bill Gammage  has won the 2012 Victorian Prize for Literature, which carries a prize of $100,000.

The winning titles in the other categories of the Victorian Premier’s Literary Awards are:

Vance Palmer Prize for Fiction ($25,000)

  • Foal’s Bread (Gillian Mears, A&U)

CJ Dennis Prize for Poetry ($25,000)

  • Armour (John Kinsella, Pan Macmillan)

Prize for Writing for Young Adults

  • The Shadow Girl (John Larkin, Woolshed Press)

Louis Esson Prize for Drama ($25,000)

  • A Golem Story (Lally Katz)

People’s Choice Award

  • National Interest (Aiden Fennessy).



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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.