Shortlisted authors, illustrators, judges and invited guests gathered at Parliament House in Canberra today where this year’s winners were announced by Minister for the Arts, Senator the Hon Mitch Fifield.
Acknowledging the extraordinary contributions literature makes to Australia’s cultural and intellectual landscape, the Minister thanked the 15 judges who had the enormous task of considering more than 450 entries and congratulated the winners and shortlistees.
The winners are:
Their Brilliant Careers, Ryan O’Neill
Headwaters, Anthony Lawrence
Quicksilver, Nicolas Rothwell
Atomic Thunder: The Maralinga Story, Elizabeth Tynan
Words in Deep Blue, Cath Crowley
CHILDREN’S – JOINT WINNERS
Dragonfly Song, Wendy Orr and Home in the Rain, Bob Graham