'Ruby Moonlight' - Book of the Year

Ruby Moonlight wins the Kenneth Slessor Poetry Prize and Book of the Year

Congratulations to Ali Cobby Eckermann, who verse novel, Ruby Moonlight, won the $30,000 Kenneth Slessor Poetry Prize and $10,000 Book of Year Award in the prestigious NSW Premier's Literary Awards.

A Nunga poet from South Australia, Ali is the second Aboriginal writer to win the top prize in the NSW Premier's Literary Awards, in consecutive years. The awards were announced on Sunday, 19 May 2013 at a presentation dinner held at the NSW Library.

Ruby Moonlight wins Book of the Year