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Prime Ministers Literary Award shortlist

November 16, 2020

Prime Ministers Literary Award shortlist

The Prime Ministers Literary Award 2020 shortlist has been announced. We are thrilled to share that Wolfe Island by Lucy Treloar has been shortlisted for Fiction. And How it Feels to Float by Helena Fox has been shortlisted for Young Adult. Both of these titles were also shortlisted for the NSW Premier’s Literary Award, earlier this year.

Lucy Treloar’s Wolfe Island follows Kitty Hawke, the last inhabitant of a dying island sinking into the wind-lashed Chesapeake Bay, has resigned herself to annihilation…

Until one night her granddaughter blows ashore in the midst of a storm, desperate, begging for sanctuary. For years, Kitty has kept herself to herself – with only the company of her wolfdog, Girl – unconcerned by the world outside, or perhaps avoiding its worst excesses. But blood cannot be turned away in times like these. And when trouble comes following her granddaughter, no one is more surprised than Kitty to find she will fight to save her as fiercely as her name suggests…

Helena Fox’s How it Feels to Float is a profoundly moving story about grief, loss, and love that will take your breath away. Biz knows how to float. She has her people, posse, her mum and the twins. She has Grace. And she has her dad, who tells her about the little kid she was, and who shouldn’t be here but is. So Biz doesn’t tell anyone anything. Not about her dark, runaway thoughts, not about kissing Grace or noticing Jasper, the new boy. And she doesn’t tell anyone about her dad. Because her dad died when she was seven. And Biz knows how to float, right there on the surface – normal okay regular fine.

Congratulations Lucy and Helena!










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