2011 shortlist


  • Traitor by Stephen Daisley (Winner)
  • Glissando by David Musgrave
  • Notorious by Roberta Lowing
  • That Deadman Dance by Kim Scott
  • When Colts Ran by Roger McDonald


  • The Hard Light of Day by Rod Moss (Winner)
  • Claude Lévi-Strauss by Patrick Wilcken
  • How to Make Gravy by Paul Kelly
  • Sydney by Delia Falconer
  • The Party by Richard McGregor

Young adult fiction

  • Graffiti Moon by Cath Crowley (Winner)
  • About a Girl by Joanne Horniman
  • Good Oil by Laura Buzo
  • The Piper’s Son by Melina Marchetta
  • The Three Loves of Persimmon by Cassandra Golds

Children’s fiction

  • Shake a Leg by Boori Monty Pryor and Jan Ormerod (Winner)
  • April Underhill, Tooth Fairy by Bob Graham
  • Flyaway by Lucy Christopher
  • Now by Morris Gleitzman
  • Why I Love Australia by Bronwyn Bancroft