On Tuesday 24th of March the Premier of NSW , Nathan Rees, announced the short list for the NSW Premier's Literary Awards and introduced a new prize - The People's Choice Award.
The Awards will be announced on Tuesday 18th May 2009.
The shortlisted Authors are:
Christina Stead Prize for Fiction & People's Choice Award
Helen Garner - The Spare Room
Kate Grenville - The Lieutenant
Julia Leigh - Disquiet
Joan London - The Good Parents
Steve Toltz - A fraction of the Whole
Tim Winton - Breath
The People's Choice Award is voted on by the residents of NSW. You can vote on you choice of the above titles by going to the Premier's Literary Awards website. You have until midnight on 11th May to vote.
For more information or short listed titles for the other categories please go to the Premier's Literary Prize website.