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2014 Prime Minister's Literary Awards shortlists announced

The Prime Minister and Minister for the Arts have announced the 2014 Prime Minister's Literary Awards shortlists. Read the media release—2014 Prime Ministers Literary Awards Shortlists.

The Prime Minister and Minister for the Arts said, "The 2014 shortlists feature some of Australia's most significant and recognised writers, as well as gifted debut authors across all six award categories: fiction, poetry, non-fiction, Australian history, young adult fiction and children's fiction.

"The shortlists span many genres, styles and subjects, reflecting on contemporary Australian life, significant moments in Australian and world history as well as gripping readers with fictional stories that captivate young and old readers alike.

"These thirty books have become part of the contemporary Australian literary canon."

Find out more about the 2014 shortlisted books and authors.

About the Awards

The Prime Minister's Literary Awards have been recognising excellence in Australian literature since 2008. In that time 137 books have been shortlisted and 24 books have won.

The Prime Minister's Literary Awards recognise and reward excellence in Australian literature and history.

These Awards play an important role in celebrating the outstanding literary talent in Australia and the valuable contribution Australian literature and history makes to the nation's cultural and intellectual life.

The winner of each award category receives a prize of $80,000 tax free and each shortlisted title receives $5,000 tax free.

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Email: pmliteraryawards@arts.gov.au or

Phone: 1800 707 889.

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