Shortlisting of Elemental, WA Premier’s Book Awards

elemental_COVERThis week I was thrilled to learn that Elemental has been shortlisted for the WA Premier’s Book Awards in the Fiction category. My little red-haired gutting girl is proud to be in the company of these stellar titles:

All the Birds, Singing by Evie Wyld (Random House Australia)
Coal Creek by Alex Miller (Allen & Unwin)
Eyrie by Tim Winton (Penguin Group Australia)
The Life and Loves of Lena Gaunt by Tracy Farr (Fremantle Press)
The Narrow Road to the Deep North by Richard Flanagan (Random House Australia)

You can read the full press release here.

The six shortlisted titles are also eligible for the People’s Choice Award. You can vote for your favourite here (WA residents only, and voting closes 29 August).

I was also thrilled to see that the shortlist in a new category, WA Emerging Writers, includes writer friends Dawn Barker for Fractured (you can read a recent 2, 2 and 2 guest post from Dawn here) and Yvette Walker for Letters to the End of Love (my review here).

What an exciting week it’s been!



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23 responses to “Shortlisting of Elemental, WA Premier’s Book Awards

  1. Congratulations, Amanda, I am delighted!

  2. Esteemed company indeed, Amanda. Congratulations! John

  3. Wonderful news, Amanda, and well deserved recognition. I’m delighted to see your name up there in lights. Best wishes.

  4. Oh Amanda! How wonderful! Congratulations! Best wishes indeed!!!!

  5. Wonderful news, Amanda, and so very much deserved! Off to tweet, blog and of course, VOTE, now!!! …..

  6. Reblogged this on Felicity young and commented:
    Voting open to all West Australians. Go, Amanda!

  7. It’s great news and thoroughly deserved x

  8. Congratulations Amanda, well done!

  9. Glen

    It’s a wonderful novel, and its shortlisting is a fitting recognition of that. So do enjoy the artistic validation. 🙂

  10. Peter & Davina Prisgrove

    Congratulations, Amanda! It’s a wonderful novel!


  11. Heartfelt congratulations, Amanda. So pleased to see ELEMENTAL getting the recognition it deserves. Only wish I could vote for Meggie/you!

  12. marlish glorie

    Congratulations Amanda! This recognition couldn’t happen to a more splendid novel or to a nicer person ! xx

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