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Magrit and Desert Lake: The Story of Kati Thanda-Lake Eyre have been short-listed at the NSW Premier’s Literary Awards 2017!

Magrit by Lee Battersby and Amy Daoud and Desert Lake: The Story of Kati Thanda-Lake Eyre by Pamela Freeman and Liz Anelli, have been short-listed for the Patricia Wrightson Prize for Children’s Literature for the NSW Premier’s Literary Awards 2017.

Magrit
Lee Battersby and Amy Daoud
9781925081343
Arrp $19.99/NZrrp $22.99
Short-listed for the Patricia Wrightson Prize for Children’s Fiction

Desert Lake: The Story of Kati Thanda-Lake Eyre
Pamela Freeman and Liz Anelli
9781921529436
Arrp $24.99/NZrrp $27.99
Short-listed for the Patricia Wrightson Prize for Children’s Fiction

Thirty judges considered a record of more than 600 of entries across 11 prize categories, with the winners to be announced on the eve of the Sydney Writers’ Festival on Monday 22 May 2017. $310,000 in prize money will be awarded.

NSW Premier, The Hon Gladys Berejiklian MP said: “The NSW Government is committed to supporting and recognising Australian literary talent through the NSW Premier’s Literary
Awards. The strength and variety of this year’s shortlisted works makes for fascinating reading and reflects the stories and experiences of our diverse society.”

2017 Senior Judge Suzanne Leal commented that: “In their breathtakingly diverse works, the nominees confirm that the world of Australian literature is sparkling. Showcasing storytelling at its finest, these works remind us that words matter and writers deserve to be treasured.”

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Last updated on 27/04/17 at 03:57:46
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