The Victorian Premier’s Literary Awards shortlists 2020

The Victorian Premier’s Literary Awards shortlists for 2020 have now been announced.

Here are the shortlistees for this year…


PRIZE FOR FICTION


PRIZE FOR NON-FICTION

Highly commended:


PRIZE FOR DRAMA

  • Them by Samah Sabawi
  • Counting and Cracking by S. Shakthidharan, associate Writer Eamon Flack
  • City of Gold by Meyne Wyatt

Highly commended:

  • Anthem by Andrew Bovell, Patricia Cornelius, Melissa Reeves, Christos Tsiolkas and Irine Vela

  • White Pearl by Anchuli Felicia King


PRIZE FOR POETRY

Highly commended


PRIZE FOR WRITING FOR YOUNG ADULTS

Highly commended:


PRIZE FOR AN UNPUBLISHED MANUSCRIPT

  • Hovering by Rhett Davis
  • In Real Life by Allee Richards
  • A Million Things by Emily Spurr

Highly commended:

  • I’ll hold you by Jenni Mazaraki

The winners of the main suite of awards – fiction, non-fiction, drama, poetry, writing for young adults and the biennial award for Indigenous writing (to be awarded next in 2021) – each receive $25,000. The winner of the Prize for an Unpublished Manuscript receives $15,000. The category winners will be announced at an awards ceremony on Thursday 30 January, and will go on to contest the overall Victorian Prize for Literature, worth an additional $100,000.

Please visit the Wheeler Centre website for more information.

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