The Blue Plateau wins the Queensland Premier’s Prize

Published : Wednesday, September 01, 2010 | Label:

At a ceremony in the State Library of Queensland on Monday night, 31 August, my book The Blue Plateau won the Queensland Premier’s Literary Award (in the nonfiction category). My friend Peter Boyle won the poetry category for his mesmerising book Apocrypha.

Other prizes went to J M Coetzee in fiction for Summertime, and Clive Hamilton in the category of contribution to public debate, for Requiem for a Species.

Check out the other winners:

The awarding of prizes to Peter Boyle, Clive Hamilton and me suggests, a judging panel prepared, I think, to take a risk with works that challenge conventions of genre and thought.

In any event, it’s a delight to have my work acknowledged.


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