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Western Australian Premier's Book Awards - 2012 Shortlist

Western Australian Premier's Book Awards - 2012 Shortlist

Children’s Literature

Australian Backyard Naturalist - Peter Macinnis (National Library of Australia)
Pookie Aleera Is Not My Boyfriend - Steven Herrick  (University of Queensland Press)
Sophie Scott Goes South - Alison Lester (Penguin Group Australia)
The Coat - Julie Hunt, Illustrated by Ron Brooks (Allen & Unwin)  
The Terrible Suitcase - Emma Allen, Illustrated by Freya Blackwood (Omnibus Books)
Tanglewood - Margaret Wild, Illustrated by Vivienne Goodman (Omnibus Books)

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Certain Fathoms - Bonny Cassidy (Puncher & Wattmann)
Asymmetry - Aidan Coleman (Brandl & Schlesinger)
Cumulus - Robert Gray (John Leonard Press)
Darger: his girls - Julie Chevalier (Puncher & Wattmann)
Collusion - Brook Emery (John Leonard Press)
Crimson Crop - Peter Rose (UWA Publishing)

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Young Adult

A Corner of White - Jaclyn Moriarty (Pan Macmillan Australia)
Friday Brown - Vikki Wakefield (Text Publishing)
Sea Hearts - Margo Lanagan (Allen & Unwin)
Fog a Dox - Bruce Pascoe (Magabala Books)
Night Beach - Kirsty Eagar (Penguin Group Australia)
The Ink Bridge - Neil Grant (Allen & Unwin)

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Mabo - Sue Smith  (Blackfella Films)
Happy Ending  - Melissa Reeves (Melbourne Theatre Company)
Fearless -  Mirra Todd (Currency Press)
The Fremantle Candidate - Ingle Knight  (Prickly Pear Playscripts)
Medea - Kate Mulvany & Anne-Louise Sarks (Belvoir Street Theatre)
Barassi - Tee O’Neill  (Currency Press)

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Digital Narrative

My Planets Reunion Memoir - David P Reiter (Interactive Publications)
The Box that Changed Bea’s Life - Lana Young
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Montebello - Robert Drewe (Penguin Group Australia)
The Mind of a Thief - Patti Miller  (University of Queensland Press)
Earth Wars: The Battle for Global Resources - Geoff Hiscock (John Wiley & Sons)
Mr JW Lewin, Painter & Naturalist - Richard Neville (New South Publishing)
Exile: The Lives and Hopes of Werner Pelz - Roger Averill (Transit Lounge)
Sandakan - Paul Ham (Random House Australia)

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WA History

Kurlumarniny: We Come from the Desert (Aboriginal Studies Press)
Shipwrecks of Australia's West Coast - Michael McCarthy (ed) (Western Australian Museum)
Guy Grey-Smith:  Life Force - Andrew Gaynor  (UWA Publishing)
True North - Brenda Niall (Text Publishing)
110° in the Waterbag - Lenore Layman and Criena Fitzgerald (eds) (Western Australian Museum)
Voices from the West End - Paul Longley Arthur and Geoffrey Bolton (eds)    (Western Australian Museum) 
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Highly Commended:

Beyond Matta Gerup: a history of Victoria Park - Susannah Thompson (Brown Cow Design)


The Voyage - Murray Bail (Text Publishing)
The Conversation - David Brooks (University of Queensland Press)
Questions of Travel - Michelle de Kretser (Allen & Unwin)
The Meaning of Grace - Deborah Forster (Random House Australia)
The Mountain - Drusilla Modjeska  (Random House Australia)
Mateship with Birds - Carrie Tiffany (Pan Macmillan Australia)

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