The long-awaited shortlist for the 2013 ACT Book of the Year Award was announced today by ACT Minister for the Arts, Joy Burch, but you’ll have to wait until later in the month for the actual winner.
From a shortlist of 28 submissions, the finalists for the $10,000 prize are Frank Bongiorno for “The Sex Lives of Australians: A History”, Paul Daley for “Canberra”, Nigel Featherstone for “I’m Ready Now”, and S.K. Kelen for “Island Earth, New and Selected Poems.”
The award, the minister said, recognised quality contemporary published literary works by ACT writers and was one of the many ways in which the ACT Government supported literature in the ACT.
Previous winners have included Bill Gammage, Marion Halligan and Nicholas Drayson.
More information at arts.act.gov.au