Age Book of the Year 2012








The shortlist for the Age Book of the Year 2012 awards has recently been announced. It’s an interesting list, with a number of authors recognised who have been absent from other big award shortlists:


  •  What the Family Needed by Steven Amsterdam
  • Spirit House by Mark Dapin
  • The Meaning of Grace by Deborah Forster
  • Forecast: Turbulence by Janette Turner Hospital
  • Foal’s Bread by Gillian Mears


  • 1835: The Founding of Melbourne and the Conquest of Australia by James Boyce
  • Hiroshima Nagasaki by Paul Ham
  • Kinglake-350 by Adrian Hyland
  • Fishing the River of Time by Tony Taylor
  • Double Entry by Jane Gleeson-White


  • First Light by Kate Fagan
  • The Welfare of my Enemy by Anthony Lawrence
  • The Brokenness Sonnets I-III and Other Poems by Mal McKimmie
  • Late Night Shopping by Rhyll McMaster
  • Surface to Air by Jaya Savige

The winner of each category will win $2500, with the overall winner receiving an extra $10000. The winners will be announced at the opening of the Melbourne Writers Festival on August 23. Congratulations to all the shortlisted authors!


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