Victorian Premier’s Literary Awards

Posted: September 9, 2011 in Good reads

This week some of your devoted librarians attended a very fancy celebratory dinner at the Plaza Ballroom where the winners of the Victorian Premier’s Literary Awards for 2011 were announced.  These are, as the name suggests, Victorian awards whose purpose is to ‘honour and reward literary achievement by Australian writers’.

The category we were most excited about this year was the Prize for Literature for Young Adults.  The three short-listed books were all cracking efforts by great Australian YA authors:  The Life of a Teenage Body-Snatcher by Doug MacLeod, Graffiti Moon by Cath Crowley and  The Three Loves of Persimmon by Cassandra Golds.

The winner of this year’s Literature for Young Adults award was Cassandra Golds’ book The Three Loves of  Persimmon, an novel set in an underground railway station in ‘a fantastical world where the poetry of flowers speak to the heart, where an ornamental talking cabbage called Rose is a true friend, and where pink scented envelopes arrive from beyond the grave’.  Look out for this book coming soon to the school library!




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