Victorian Premier's Literary Awards Shortlists for 2013

 Read reviewEyrie


Tim Winton

Divorced and unemployed, he's lost faith in everything precious to him. Holed up in a grim highrise, cultivating his newfound isolation, Keely looks down at a society from which he's retired hurt and angry. He's done fighting the...

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 Read reviewQuestions of Travel

Questions of Travel

Michelle de Kretser

A dazzling, compassionate and deeply moving novel from one of world literature's rising stars.

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 Read reviewBoy, Lost: A Family Memoir

Boy, Lost: A Family Memoir

Kristina Olsson

A powerful family memoir from the award-winning author of The China Garden Kristina Olsson's mother lost her infant son, Peter, when he was snatched from her arms as she boarded a train in the hot summer of 1950.

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 Read reviewForgotten War

Forgotten War

Henry Reynolds

Australia is dotted with memorials to soldiers who fought in wars overseas. Why are there no official memorials or commemorations of the wars that were fought on Australian soil between Aborigines and white colonists? Why is it...

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 Read reviewMadeleine: A Life Of Madeleine St John

Madeleine: A Life Of Madeleine St John

Helen Trinca

The compelling story of one of Australia's finest female novelists, Helen Trinca has captured the troubled life of Madeleine St John in this moving account of a remarkable writer.

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Gardens of Fire: An investigative memoir

Gardens of Fire: An investigative memoir

Robert Kenny

In 2009, as the Black Saturday fires swept Victoria, Robert Kenny - winner of the 2008 Prime Minister's Prize for History - defended his home in Redesdale. His fire plan was sound and he was prepared. But the reality of the fire...

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 Read reviewFriday Brown

Friday Brown

Vikki Wakefield

Silence, a street kid, finds Friday and she joins him in a gang led by beautiful, charismatic Arden. When Silence is involved in a crime, the gang escapes to a ghost town in the outback. In Murungal Creek, the town of never...

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 Read reviewMy Life as an Alphabet

My Life as an Alphabet

Barry Jonsberg

Introducing Candice Phee: twelve years old, hilariously honest and a little ... odd. But she has a big heart, the very best of intentions and an unwavering determination to ensure everyone is happy. So she sets about trying to...

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Fiona Wood

Boarding for a term in the wilderness, sixteen-year-old Sibylla expects the gruesome outdoor education program - but friendship complications, and love that goes wrong? They're extra-curricula.

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Michael Brennan

Michael Brennan's third collection of poetry tunes into the feedback loops of consciousness in these fluid modern times. It develops the surrealism of his earlier poetry with an anarchic openness to experience underwritten by...

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