Congratulations to the winners of the WA Premier’s Book Awards:
- Premier’s Prize for an Emerging Writer: Elfie Shiosaki, Homecoming (Magabala Press)
- Premier’s Prize for Writing for Children: Shirley Marr, A Glasshouse of Stars (Penguin Random House)
- Daisy Utemorrah Award for Unpublished Indigenous Junior/YA Fiction: Mariah Sweetman, Robert Runs
- WA Writer’s Fellowship: Nandi Chinna
And to all of the wonderful writers who were shortlisted: congratulations on your achievements, too. You probably made the judges’ task of deciding winners very difficult.
I generally don’t like having my photo taken, but here is one from the awards night that is possibly my favourite ever: buying books, not facing the camera…
Photo credits: Sally Kelso, State Library of WA