BOOK AWARDSQueensland Literary Awards Shortlist 2014

25 November 2014

The shortlists for the 2014 Queensland Literary Awards were recently announced by QLD State Librarian, Janette Wright. At the time Ms Wright said “It has been inspiring and encouraging to see many of Australia’s distinguished and much loved authors represented alongside debut authors. The judges, across all categories, have had an extremely challenging task short listing from such a rich field of nominations and I thank them for their work."  The award winners will be announced at a special awards ceremony to be held on Monday 8th December 2014. In the meantime, the shortlisted titles are listed below for you with links directly to JBO for easy ordering.

Fiction
All the Birds, Singing (Evie Wyld, Vintage) 9780857986764 (PB);  9781482995930 (Axis)
The Narrow Road to the Deep North (Richard Flanagan, Vintage) 9780857980366 (PB)
Gotland (Fiona Capp, HarperCollins) 9780732297572 (PB); 9781460700099 (Axis)
Eyrie (Tim Winton, Penguin) 9780143571346 (PB)
Coal Creek (Alex Miller, A&U) 9781760110949 (PB); 9781743435571 (Axis)
 Nonfiction
Stillways (Steve Bisley, HarperCollins) 9780732297848 (PB); 9781460700358 (Axis)
1914: The Year the World Ended (Paul Ham, Random House) 9781864711431 (PB)
The Reef: A Passionate History (Iain McCalman, Penguin) 9780143572053 (PB)
An Eye for Nature: The Life and Art of William T. Cooper (Penny Olsen, NLA) 9780642278463 (PB)
Nature's Line: George Goyder—Surveyor, Environmentalist, Visionary (Janis Sheldrick, Wakefield Press) 9781862548251 (HB)
 Young adult
Zac and Mia (A J Betts, Text) 9781922147257 (PB); 9781922148315 (Axis)
The Incredible Here and Now (Felicity Castagna, Giramondo) 9781922146366 (PB)
The Accident (Kate Hendrick, Text) 9781921922855 (PB); 9781921921544 (Axis)
Tigerfish (David Metzenthen, Penguin) 9780143568421 (PB)
The Cracks in the Kingdom (Jaclyn Moriarty, Pan Macmillan) 9781742612874 (PB); 9781743289631 (Axis)
 Children’s
Refuge (Jackie French, HarperCollins) 9780732296179 (PB); 9781743098011 (Axis)
The Ratcatchers Daughter (Pamela Rushby, HarperCollins) 9780732297138 (PB); 9781743099766 (Axis)
Big Red Kangaroo (Claire Saxby, illus by Graham Byrne, Walker Books) 9781921720420 (PB)
The Rules of Summer (Shaun Tan, Hachette) 9780734410672 (PB)
Smooch and Rose (Samantha Wheeler, UQP) 9780732297138 (PB); 9780702251696 (Axis)
History
Broken Nation (Joan Beaumont, A&U) 9781760111304 (PB); 9781741761559 (Axis)
The Black War: Fear, Sex and Resistance in Tasmania (Nicholas Clements, UQP) 9780702250064 (PB); 9780702252440 (Axis)
The Reef: A Passionate History (Iain McCalman, Penguin) 9780143572053 (PB)
The Forgotten War (Henry Reynolds, New South) 9781742233925 (PB)
The Forgotten Rebels of Eureka (Clare Wright, Text) 9781922182548 (PB); 9781922148407 (Axis)
 Steele Rudd Award for an Australian short story collection
Letter to George Clooney (Debra Adelaide, Pan Macmillan) 9781742613093 (PB); 9781743512302 (Axis)
The Promise (Tony Birch, UQP) 9780702249990 (PB); 9780702252112 (Axis)
An Elegant Young Man (Luke Carman, Giramondo) 9781922146458 (PB); 9781922146540 (Axis)
Only the Animals (Ceridwen Dovey, Penguin) 9781926428581 (PB)
Holiday in Cambodia (Laura Jean McKay, Black Inc.) 9781863956062 (PB); 9781922231055 (Axis)
 Judith Wright Calanthe Award for a poetry collection
Devadatta’s Poems (Judith Beveridge, Giramondo) 9781922146526 (PB)
Free Logic (Rachael Briggs, UQP) 9780702249938 (PB); 9780702251894 (Axis)
Boom (Liam Ferney, Grand Parade Poets) 9780987129147 (PB)
Signal Flare (Anthony Lawrence, Puncher & Wattman) 9781922186355 (PB)
Earth Hour (David Malouf, UQP) 9780702250132 (HB); 9780702252587 (Axis)
 Emerging Queensland author manuscript award
‘Open Cut’ by Leanne Nolan
‘3 for a Wedding, 4 for Death’ by Julie Kearney
‘We Come From Saltwater People’ by Cathy McLennan.

Fiction

Nonfiction
  • Stillways (Steve Bisley, HarperCollins) ORDER ON JBO (PB) ORDER ON JBO (Axis 360)
  • 1914: The Year the World Ended (Paul Ham, Random House) ORDER ON JBO (PB)
  • The Reef: A Passionate History (Iain McCalman, Penguin) ORDER ON JBO (PB)
  • An Eye for Nature: The Life and Art of William T. Cooper (Penny Olsen, National Library of Australia) ORDER ON JBO (PB)
  • Nature's Line: George Goyder—Surveyor, Environmentalist, Visionary (Janis Sheldrick, Wakefield Press) ORDER ON JBO (HB)
Young adult
Children’s
History
Steele Rudd Award for an Australian short story collection
Judith Wright Calanthe Award for a poetry collection
Emerging Queensland author manuscript award
  • ‘Open Cut’ by Leanne Nolan
  • ‘3 for a Wedding, 4 for Death’ by Julie Kearney
  • ‘We Come From Saltwater People’ by Cathy McLennan.