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'Blakwork' shortlisted in the 2019 Prime Minister’s Literary Awards

Sat, Sep 14, 2019

The 2019 Prime Minister’s Literary Awards shortlists have been announced! 

Our congratulations go to Alison Whittaker, for the shortlisting of Blakwork in the Poetry section.

“A stunning mix of memoir, reportage, fiction, satire, and critique composed by a powerful new voice in poetry. Alison Whittaker's Blakwork is an original and unapologetic collection from which two things emerge; an incomprehensible loss, and the poet's fearless examination of the present. Whittaker is unsparing in the interrogation of familiar ideas—identifying and dissolving them with idiosyncratic imagery, layering them to form new connections, and reinterpreting what we know.” Judging Panel, 2019 Prime Minister’s Literary Awards

To view the full list of shortlisted books visit the Department of Communications and the Arts website. 

Magabala would like to congratulate all authors who have been shortlisted this year.  Award winners will be announced on Wednesday 23 October 2019.