Congratulations to all the winners of the 2013 Queensland Literary Awards which were announced last night. Congratulations also to all shortlisted authors.

Here are the category winners:

Fiction book award

Mullumbimby (Melissa Lucashenko, UQP)


Nonfiction book award

Boy, Lost (Kristina Olsson, UQP)


History book award

The Flash of Recognition (Jane Lydon, NewSouth)


Judith Wright Calanthe Award for a poetry collection

Jam Tree Gully (John Kinsella, W W Norton)


Steele Rudd Award for an Australian short story collection

Like a House on Fire (Cate Kennedy, Scribe)


Young adult book award

A Corner of White (Jaclyn Moriarty, Macmillan)


Children’s book award

Don’t Let a Spoonbill in the Kitchen! (Narelle Oliver, Scholastic)







Emerging Queensland author manuscript award

Gap (Rebecca Jessen)

David Unaipon Award for an unpublished Indigenous writer

Heat and Light (Ellen Van Neervan)

Courier-Mail Queensland Book of the Year People’s Choice Award

The Secret Keeper (Kate Morton (A&U)


You can read more about the shortlisted titles here and judges’ comments are here.

AWW reviews of shortlisted/winning titles can be found here and as always, if there are gaps, please help us fill them by sending in your reviews!

Happy reading,