The New South Wales Premier’s Literary Awards short lists have been announced.  Here are the ones that pertain to teens and children:

ETHEL TURNER PRIZE FOR YOUNG PEOPLE’S LITERATURE

A Corner of White (The Colours of Madeleine #1) The Ink Bridge Into That Forest

A Corner of White by Jaclyn Moriarty

The Ink Bridge by Neil Grant

Into that Forest by Louis Nowra

Sea Hearts Three summers  Unforgotten

Sea Hearts by Margo Lanagan (The Brides of Rollrock Island in the US)

Three Summers by Judith Clarke

Unforgotten by Tohby Riddle

 

PATRICIA WRIGHTSON PRIZE FOR CHILDREN’S LITERATURE

A Bear and a Tree Blood Brothers (Dragonkeeper #4) The Outcasts (Brotherband Chronicles, #1)

A Bear and a Tree by Stephen Michael King

Blood Brothers by Carole Wilkinson

Brotherband 1: The Outcasts by John Flanagan

The Ghost of Miss Annabel Spoon Pookie Aleera is not my Boyfriend The Tender Moments of Saffron Silk

The Ghost of Miss Annabel Spoon by Aaron Blabey

Pookie Aleera Is Not My Boyfriend by Steven Herrick

The Tender Moments of Saffron Silk by Glenda Millard, illustrated by Stephen Michael King