2021 Queensland Literary Awards shortlists

We are delighted to reveal that the following titles have been shortlisted for the 2021 Queensland Literary Awards!

The University of Queensland Non-Fiction Book Award
The Carbon Club by Marian Wilkinson

Children's Book Award
The Stolen Prince of Cloudburst by Jaclyn Moriarty

Griffith University Young Adult Book Award
- Tiger Daughter by Rebecca Lim
The Boy from Mish by Gary Lonesborough
The Erasure Initiative by Lili Wilkinson 

The Courier-Mail People's Choice Queensland Book of the Year Award
- With My Little Eye by Sandra Hogan
- From Where I Fell by Susan Johnson

The rest of the shortlists and more information can be found here.

Voting is currently open for the People's Choice award and you can do so here.


The Carbon Club

by Marian Wilkinson

The inside story of how a network of influential climate sceptics, politicians and business leaders fought to control Australia's response to the climate crisis.

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The Stolen Prince of Cloudburst

by Jaclyn Moriarty

This CBCA Honour Book is a magical tale of mystery and adventure that proves that sometimes even ordinary middle children can be heroes, from the bestselling author of The Extremely Inconvenient Adventures of Bronte Mettlestone and the award-winning The Slightly Alarming Tale of the Whispering Wars.

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Tiger Daughter

by Rebecca Lim

Wen Zhou is determined to create a future for herself that is more satisfying than the life her parents expect her to lead. Equal parts heartbreaking and hopeful, Tiger Daughter is a wonderfully compelling and authentic Own Voices novel about growing up Asian in Australia.

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The Boy from the Mish

by Gary Lonesborough

A funny and heartwarming queer Indigenous YA novel, set in a rural Australian community, about seventeen-year-old Jackson finding the courage to explore who he is, even if it scares him.

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The Erasure Initiative

by Lili Wilkinson

A brilliant psychological thriller from one of Australia's finest YA authors.

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With My Little Eye

by Sandra Hogan

The very funny true story of three children recruited by their parents to work for ASIO in the 1950s.

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From Where I Fell

by Susan Johnson

Two women from opposite ends of the earth begin corresponding by chance and start sharing the intimacies of their lives.

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