The shortlists for the inagural Prime Minister’s Literary Awards have been announced by Arts Minister Peter Garrett.
Burning In by Mireille Juchau (Giramondo)
El Dorado by Dorothy Porter (Picador)
Jamaica by Malcolm Knox (Allen and Unwin)
Sorry by Gail Jones (Vintage)
The Complete Stories by David Malouf (Knopf)
The Widow and Her Hero by Tom Keneally (Doubleday)
The Zookeeper’s War by Steven Conte (Fourth Estate)
A History of Queensland by Raymond Evans (Cambridge University Press)
Cultural Amnesia: Notes in the Margin of My Time by Clive James (Picador)
My Life as a Traitor by Zarah Ghahramani with Robert Hillman (Scribe)
Napoleon: The Path to Power, 1769–1799 by Philip Dwyer (Bloomsbury)
Ochre and Rust: Artefacts and Encounters on Australian Frontiers by Philip Jones (Wakefield Press)
Shakespeare’s Wife by Germaine Greer (Bloomsbury)
Vietnam: The Australian War by Paul Ham (HarperCollins)
The Age Book of the Year shortlist has also been announced; more info here.