Below is a list of the 2018 shortlisted books and winners of each category.

The Daisy Utemorrah Award for Unpublished Indigenous Junior and YA Writing Shortlist

  • Paul Callaghan, ‘Coincidence
  • Kirli Saunders, ‘Mother Speaks’ - Winner
  • Carl Merrison and Hakea Hustler, ‘Tracks of the Missing’

Premier’s Prize for an Emerging Writer Shortlist

  • If I Tell You by Alicia Tuckerman (Pantera Press)
  • The Rúin by Dervla McTiernan (HarperCollins Publishers)
  • The Sky Runs Right Through Us by Reneé Pettitt-Schipp (UWA publishing) - Winner
  • The Wounded Sinner by Gus Henderson (Magabala Books)
  • You Belong Here by Laurie Steed (Margaret River Press)

Writing for Children Shortlist

  • Grandpa, Me and Poetry written by Sally Morgan and illustrated by Craig Smith (Scholastic Australia)
  • The Happiness Box written by Mark Greenwood and illustrated by Andrew McLean (Walker Books Australia)
  • The Hole Story written and illustrated by Kelly Canby (Fremantle Press) - Winner
  • How to Win a Nobel Prize co-authored by Barry Marshall and Lorna Hendry, with illustrations by Bernard Caleo (Piccolo Nero, Schwartz Publishing Pty Ltd)
  • Puddle Hunters written by Kirsty Murray and illustrated by Karen Blair (Allen & Unwin)

Fellowship Shortlist

  • A.J. Betts - Winner
  • Amanda Curtin
  • Craig Silvey
  • Kylie Howarth
  • Madelaine Dickie
Last updated on: 23 October 2019