The 2019 Premier’s Literary Prizes shortlists, announced at the opening of the Weekend of Reading in Hobart, demonstrate the high calibre of authors we have here in Tasmania.
The Tasmanian Liberal Government is proud to support and celebrate Tasmanian writers with $40,000, which includes $25,000 for the Tasmania Book Prize for the best book with Tasmanian content in any genre.
The Premier’s Literary Prizes strengthen Tasmania’s reputation as a hub of culture, ideas and creativity.
The prizes are judged by two independent panels from the literary sector, chaired by Professor Lucy Frost and Dr Natasha Cica.
The judging panels now have the extremely difficult task of determining the winners, to be announced on 5 December 2019.
Everyone will have the chance to vote for their favourite in the People’s Choice Awards in the Tasmanian Arts Guide, and go into the draw to win all 19 shortlisted books. To vote in the People’s Choice Awards and for more information about the Premier’s Literary Prizes visit http://tasmanianartsguide.com.au/plp/
The Prizes are supported by the Tasmanian Government, the University of Tasmania and private philanthropists.
Shortlist for the Margaret Scott Prize for best book by a Tasmanian writer:
Shortlist for the Tasmanian Book Prize for the best book with Tasmanian content in any genre:
Shortlist for the University of Tasmania Prize for the best new unpublished literary work by an emerging Tasmanian Writer
Shortlist for the Tasmanian Young Writer’s Fellowship
For more information about the Weekend of Reading, visit www.readtasmania.com.