Freedom Ride by Sue Lawson has been short-listed for the NSW Premier’s Literary Awards!

Black Dog Books is proud to announce Freedom Ride by Sue Lawson has been short-listed for the Ethel Turner Prize for Young Adult’s Literature for the NSW Premier’s Literary Awards 2016.

Freedom Ride
Sue Lawson
Shortlisted for the Ethel Turner Prize for Young People’s Literature

Thirty judges considered a record of more than 500 of entries across 10 prize categories, with the winners to be announced on the eve of the Sydney Writers’ Festival on Monday 16 May 2016. $305,000 in prize money will be awarded.

NSW Premier Mike Baird said: “The NSW Premier’s Literary Awards have been recognising and rewarding our nation’s community of writers across all genres of literature since 1979. I am especially proud to introduce for the first time in 2016 a stand-alone award for Indigenous writers to value their unique contribution to the literary landscape of Australia.”

2016 Senior Judge Ross Grayson Bell commented that: “Across all categories, this year’s nominees reflect a growing diversity of voices that enriches and broadens the Australian literary canon. By bringing new and fresh perspectives to light, our collective horizons are expanded and our understanding of ourselves, and each other, deepened.”

Black Dog Books is an award-winning imprint with a reputation for publishing some of Australia's finest writers including Carole Wilkinson, Sue Lawson and Suzy Zail. Through quality non-fiction that kids read with delight - not just for information - critically acclaimed picture books, popular illustrated fiction, and contemporary young adult novels, Black Dog Books are great stories, beautifully told. Black Dog titles show us where Australia has come from and who we are now.

Black Dog Books, led by publisher Maryann Ballantyne, is an imprint of Walker Books Australia.

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