1995

Winners

Premier's Prize

Winner
Radical Take-offs - Glyn Parry

Allen & Unwin

Glyn Parry's Radical Take-offs is a versatile collection of short stories whose range of storylines will absorb young adults. The deft control of idiom and structured prose admirably captures the tone of adolescent bravado and half-acknowledged anxieties.

Fiction

The World Waiting to be Made - Simone Lazaroo

Fremantle Arts Centre Press

Simone Lazaroo's The World Waiting to be Made is a warm, witty and moving story of cultural differences and personal conflict in reconciling traditional customs with present realities. Written in a clear, consistent style, this novel portrays the lifestyle of people known as the "In-betweens". It is a tale of irony and sadness in which some vital and memorable characters emerge.

Poetry

Sandstone - Andrew Taylor

University of Queensland Press

Andrew Taylor's poems in Sandstone are intimate and meditative. With sea and sand as his muse he reflects on past experiences, family relationships and contemporary society.

Historical & Critical Studies

Searching for the Snowy - George Seddon

Allen & Unwin

George Seddon's Searching for the Snowy, is a highly readable account of a physical and intellectual exploration of the natural and social world of the Snowy River.

Children's & Young Adult's Books

Radical Take-offs - Glyn Parry

Allen & Unwin

Glyn Parry's Radical Take-offs is a versatile collection of short stories whose range of storylines will absorb young adults. The deft control of idiom and structured prose admirably captures the tone of adolescent bravado and half-acknowledged anxieties.

Special Award

Plants of the Perth Coast and Islands - Elizabeth Rippey and Barbara Rowland

University of WA Press

Elizabeth Rippey and Barbara Rowland's Plants of the Perth Coast and Islands is a superb combination of scientific exactitude and artistic creativity. It is a wonderful resource book and delightful companion to keep in hand when walking along the western beaches.

GIO Australia - Perth Theatre Trust Script Award

Whispering Demons - Heather Nimmo

Perth Theatre Company

Heather Nimmo's Whispering Demons is a finely tuned, well crafted script. It deals with conflicts between situation and personal aspirations in a contemporary setting.

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