The shortlists of The Age Book of the Years awards were announced over the weekend.
Congratulations to all the shortlisted authors. It's particularly warming to see books that have been overlooked in other award nominations being recognised here.
We're especially pleased that Steven Amsterdam's second novel What The Family Needed, Janette Turner Hospital's collection of stories Forecast: Turbulence and Adrian Hyland's compelling account of the Black Saturday fires Kinglake-350 all made the shortlists.
The winner in each category takes home $10,000, plus there's an extra $10,000 up for grabs for the book judged to be the overall winner. You can read the judges' thoughts on each book here.
The winners will be announced at the Melbourne Writers Festival.
- Forecast: Turbulence by Janette Turner Hospital
- What The Family Needed by Steven Amsterdam
- Foal's Bread by Gillian Mears
- The Meaning Of Grace by Deborah Forster
- Spirit House by Mark Dapin
- 1835: The Founding Of Melbourne & The Conquest Of Australia by James Boyce
- Double Entry by Jane Gleeson-White
- Kinglake-350 by Adrian Hyland
- Hiroshima Nagasaki by Paul Ham
- Fishing The River Of Time by Tony Taylor