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The Premier's Literary Prizes shortlist announcement

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Hobart, TAS 7000

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Join us at a special champagne reception to announce the shortlisted books and writers for the 2017 Premier's Literary Prizes on stage at the Theatre Royal

The Premier’s Literary Prizes are a biennial recognition of the best Tasmanian stories and Tasmanian writers. They are the State Government's literary awards and celebrate the richness of our literary sector and acknowledge the particular influence that Tasmania has on written work.

They are unique in Australia in that such a diverse range of books can be in contention in each of the prize categories. Works entered include children's picture books, memoirs, graphic novels, histories, poetry, play scripts, literary fiction or non-fiction.

Previous winners of these literary awards include: Quentin Beresford, Richard Flanagan, James Boyce, Rohan Wilson, Katherine Johnson, Kathryn Lomer, Karen Knight, Hamish Maxwell-Stewart, Lynne Andrews, Nicholas Shakespeare, Robert Dessaix, Christopher Cowles and David Walker.

The Premier's Literary Prizes include:

Tasmania Book Prize

For best book with Tasmanian content in any genre - $25 000 - supported by the Tasmanian Government

Margaret Scott Prize

For best book by a Tasmanian writer - $5 000 - supported by the University of Tasmania

University of Tasmania Prize

For the best new unpublished literary work by an emerging Tasmanian writer - $5 000 - supported by the University of Tasmania

Tasmanian Young Writer's Fellowship

This fellowship is awarded to a young writer (aged 30 years and under) - $5 000 supported by private philanthropists and

The winners of the Premier's Literary Prizes will be announced in late November 2017.

The Premier's Literary Prizes are delivered by Arts Tasmania on behalf of the Tasmanian Government and supported by the University of Tasmania and private philanthropists.

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