The winners of the 2016 Queensland Literary Awards have been announced. The Queensland Literary Awards (QLA) was established in 2012 by a group of passionate Queensland volunteers and advocates for literature. The Awards recognise and reward outstanding Australian writers.
Winning Books & Categories
Between a Wolf and a Dog (Georgia Blain, Scribe)
Small Acts of Disappearance: Essays on Hunger (Fiona Wright, Giramondo)
Young Adult ($10,000)
Dreaming the Enemy (David Metzenthen, A&U)
KidGlovz (Julie Hunt, illus by Dale Newman, A&U)
The Pearl Frontier: Indonesian Labor and Indigenous Encounters in Australia’s Northern Trading Network (Julia Martinez & Adrian Vickers, University of Hawaii Press)
Steele Rudd Award for a Short Story Collection (joint-winners, $5000 each)
A Few Days in the Country and Other Stories (Elizabeth Harrower, Text)
The High Places (Fiona McFarlane, Hamish Hamilton)
Judith Wright Calanthe Award for a Poetry Collection ($10,000)
Anatomy of Voice (David Musgrave, GloriaSMH Press)
Queensland Premier’s Award for a Work of State Significance ($25,000)
Not Just Black and White (Lesley & Tammy Williams, UQP)
Queensland Premier’s Young Publishers and Writers Awards ($10,000 each)
Unpublished Indigenous Writer—David Unaipon Award ($10,000)
Paul Collis for ‘Dancing Home’
The Courier-Mail 2016 People’s Choice Queensland Book of the Year ($10,000)
Swimming Home (Mary-Rose MacColl, A&U).
No award was given in the Emerging Queensland Writer—manuscript award category, which carries a cash prize of $10,000 and manuscript development and publication with the University of Queensland Press.
The winners were announced at a ceremony at the State Library of Queensland on 5 October. The winners were chosen from shortlists announced in September.