Welcome to Country by Joy Murphy and Lisa Kennedy has been short-listed for NSW Premier’s Literary Awards!

Black Dog Books is proud to announce Welcome to Country by Joy Murphy and Lisa Kennedy has been short-listed for the Patricia Wrightson Prize for Children’s Literature for the NSW Premier’s Literary Awards 2017.

Welcome to Country
Joy Murphy and Lisa Kennedy
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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.”

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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Last updated on 27/04/17 at 03:43:49
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