a brief hurrah - shortlisting and all that

Last Thursday the shortlists for the NSW Premiers Literary Awards were announced, including that for the Kenneth Slessor Prize for Poetry.

Six books were shortlisted:

Aidan Coleman, Avenues & Runways, Brandl & Schlesinger

Susan Hampton, The Kindly Ones, Five Islands Press

Jill Jones, Broken/Open, Salt Publishing

Penelope Layland, Suburban Anatomy, Pandanus Books

David McCooey, Blister Pack, Salt Publishing

Jaya Savige, Latecomers, University of Queensland Press

Interestingly, four of these books are all first books. Only Susan's and mine are the exceptions. This is also the second time that David McCooey and I have appeared on a shortlist.

The full shortlists for all the other categories plus judges comments are available on the Arts NSW website.

All winners announced at the awards dinner on 23 May. All the not winners will go cry elsewhere, I guess.


Ivy said…
Congratulations, Jill! That's fantastic! Yay!
Jill Jones said…
Many tank yews, Ivy.

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