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2009 Prime Minister's Literary Awards – Shortlist

Arts Minister Peter Garrett has announced the 15 Australian books shortlisted for the 2009 Prime Minister's Literary Awards.
Minister Garrett said the Awards, now in their second year, have again recognised an outstanding collection of must-read Australian titles.
Fiction shortlist:
The Pages – Murray Bail,
People of the Book – Geraldine Brooks,
Wanting – Richard Flanagan,
Everything I Knew – Peter Goldsworthy,
One Foot Wrong – Sofie Laguna,
The Boat – Nam Le, The Good Parents – Joan London,
Non-Fiction shortlist:
Van Diemen's Land – James Boyce,
Doing Life: A Biography of Elizabeth Jolley – Brian Dibble,
Gough Whitlam: A Moment in History – Jenny Hocking,
The Tall Man: Death and Life on Palm Island – Chloe Hooper,
House of Exile: The Life and Times of Heinrich Mann and Nelly Kroeger-Mann – Evelyn Juers,
Drawing the Global Colour Line – Marilyn Lake and Henry Reynolds,
The Henson Case – David Marr,
American Journeys – Don Watson.
Visit www.arts.gov.au/pmliteraryawards for details of the shortlisted books.
More than 250 entries were received for the 2009 Prime Minister's Literary Awards.
Winners receive a tax free prize of $100,000 each in the fiction and non-fiction categories.

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