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Queensland Literary Awards 2012 Winners08-Sep-2012
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Ned Kelly Crime Award Winners 201207-Sep-2012
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Children's Book Council of Australia WINNERS
Older Readers The Dead I Know Scot Gardner
Younger Readers Crow Country Kate Constable
Early Childhood The Runaway Hug Nick Bland and Freya Blackwood
Picture Book of the Year A Bus Called Heaven Bob Graham
Eve Pownall Award for Information Books One Small Island: The Story of Macquarie Island Alison Lester & Coral Tulloch
All That I Am - Anna Funder
Anna Funder, winner of the Samuel JohnsonPrize and author of "Stasiland", offers a thrilling tale and powerful love story that tells the heroic and tragic true story of the German resistance in World War II.
When Hitler comes to power in 1933, a tight-knit group of friends and lovers become hunted outlaws overnight. United in their resistance to the madness and tyranny of Nazism, they must flee the country. Dora, passionate and fearless, her lover, the great playwright Ernst Toller, her younger cousin Ruth and Ruth's husband Hans find refuge in London. Here they take breath-taking risks in order to continue their work in secret. But England is not the safe-haven they think it to be, and a single, chilling act of betrayal will tear them apart..
."The strengths of Funder's writing are emotional and imaginative. In what she has to say about love, loss and betrayal there is profound truth". ("The Times"). "An often pacy and exciting read...Funder captures perfectly the sense of her characters' deprived and dangerous lives". ("Daily Mail"). "A superb novel that transcends its setting. This book is a wonder. Do, please, read it". ("Spectator").
Australian Book Industry Award
The Australian Publishers Association (APA) is the peak industry body for Australian book, journal and electronic publishers. The 2012 winners have been announced. Anna Funder was the big winner taking out both the Literary Fiction Book of the Year and the overall Book of the Year award with All That I Am. Full winners and shortlists
2012 Age Book of the Year1835: The Founding of Melbourne
& The Conquest Of Australia - James Boyce[
Fiction: Foal’s Bread by Gillian Mears -Gillian Mears
Kathleen Mitchell Award
The Kathleen Mitchell Award for Young Writers is a biennial Award dedicated to encouraging young Australian authors to achieve their dreams.