Victorian Premier's Literary Awards Shortlist 2010

Parrot and Olivier in America – Peter Carey (Penguin Group Australia)
The Bath Fugues – Brian Castro (Giramondo Publishing)
Summertime – J.M. Coetzee (Random House Australia)
Jasper Jones – Craig Silvey (Allen & Unwin)
Truth – Peter Temple (Text Publishing)

Non Fiction
Popeye Never Told You: Childhood Memories of the War – Rodney Hall (Murdoch Books)
A Swindler’s Progress: Nobles and Convicts in the Age of Liberty – Kirsten McKenzie (UNSW Press)
Captain Cook Was Here – Maria Nugent (Cambridge University Press)
Otherland: A Journey With My Daughter – Maria Tumarkin (Random House Australia)
Reading by Moonlight: How Books Saved a Life – Brenda Walker (Penguin Group Australia)

Beneath Our Armour – Peter Bakowski (Hunter Publishers)
Possession – Anna Kerdijk Nicholson (Five Islands Press)
The Adoption Order – Ian McBryde (Five Islands Press)

YA Fiction
Raw Blue – Kirsty Eagar (Penguin Group Australia)
Swerve – Phillip Gwynne (Penguin Group Australia)
Beatle Meets Destiny – Gabrielle Williams (Penguin Group Australia)

First Book of History
From Superwoman to Domestic Goddesses: the Rise and Fall of Feminism – Natasha Campo (Peter Lang International Academic Publishers)
Becoming African Americans: Black Public Life in Harlem, 1919-1939 – Clare Corbould, (Harvard University Press)
Rethinking Antisemitism in Nineteenth-Century France – Julie Kalman (Cambridge University Press)

Indigenous Writing
Legacy – Larissa Behrendt (University of Queensland Press)
Ten Hail Marys – Kate Howarth (University of Queensland Press)
Hey Mum, What’s a Half-Caste? – Lorraine McGee-Sippel (Magabala Books)


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