This 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!
23 responses to “Shortlisting of Elemental, WA Premier’s Book Awards”
Congratulations, Amanda, I am delighted!
Thank you, Lisa—that means a lot to me 🙂
Esteemed company indeed, Amanda. Congratulations! John
Thank you, John. It’s quite a buzz! 🙂
Wonderful news, Amanda, and well deserved recognition. I’m delighted to see your name up there in lights. Best wishes.
That’s lovely, Ian—thank you so much.
Oh Amanda! How wonderful! Congratulations! Best wishes indeed!!!!
Many thanks, Kim 🙂 I’m still a bit dazed, I think!
Wonderful news, Amanda, and so very much deserved! Off to tweet, blog and of course, VOTE, now!!! …..
What a cheerleader ye are! Thanks so much, Felicity 🙂
Reblogged this on Felicity young and commented:
Voting open to all West Australians. Go, Amanda!
It’s great news and thoroughly deserved x
Many thanks, Louise 🙂
Congratulations Amanda, well done!
Thanks so much, Jenny 🙂
It’s a wonderful novel, and its shortlisting is a fitting recognition of that. So do enjoy the artistic validation. 🙂
Thank you, Glen 🙂
Congratulations, Amanda! It’s a wonderful novel!
Thanks so much, Davina! 🙂
Heartfelt congratulations, Amanda. So pleased to see ELEMENTAL getting the recognition it deserves. Only wish I could vote for Meggie/you!
Haha, I wish that too, Angela 🙂 A big thank-you from Meggie and me for your wonderful support!
Congratulations Amanda! This recognition couldn’t happen to a more splendid novel or to a nicer person ! xx
Thank you so much, Marlish. I’m blessed to have lovely friends like you, and I really appreciate your support. xx