PRIME MINSTER’S LITERARY AWARD WINNERS ANNOUNCED

The winners of the 2021 Prime Minister’s Literary Awards (PMLA) have been announced.

Selected from shortlists announced in October, the winning titles in each category are:

Fiction

  • The Labyrinth (Amanda Lohrey, Text)

Poetry

  • The Strangest Place: New and selected poems (Stephen Edgar, Black Pepper)

Nonfiction

  • The Stranger Artist: Life at the edge of Kimberley painting (Quentin Sprague, Hardie Grant)

Australian history

  • People of the River: Lost worlds of early Australia (Grace Karskens, A&U)

YA literature

  • Metal Fish, Falling Snow (Cath Moore, Text)

Children’s literature (joint winners)

  • Fly on the Wall (Remy Lai, Walker Books)
  • How to Make a Bird (Meg McKinlay, illus by Matt Ottley, Walker Books Australia).

The winners in each category receive $80,000 and the shortlisted writers each receive $5000. All prizes are tax-free.

For more information, see the website.

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