2012 Prime Minister's Literary Award winners
In July 2012, the Prime Minister and Arts Minister Simon Crean announced the winners of the six 2012 Prime Minister’s Literary Awards at the National Library of Australia.
Fiction – Foal’s Bread by Gillian Mears
Poetry – Interferon Psalms by Luke Davies
Non-fiction – An Eye for Eternity: The Life of Manning Clark by Mark McKenna
Prize for Australian History – The Biggest Estate on Earth: How Aborigines Made Australia by Bill Gammage
Young adult fiction – When We Were Two by Robert Newton
Children’s fiction – Goodnight, Mice! By Frances Watts, illustrated by Judy Watson
In their fifth year, the Awards received a record 509 entries. Of those entries, 155 were non-fiction, 106 fiction, 56 poetry, 78 history, 49 young adult fiction and 126 children’s fiction.