Friday, September 4, 2009
Announced on Tuesday 1 September, the Victorian Premier's Literary Awards celebrate and support creative writing and publishing in Victoria and Australia.
- Vance Palmer Prize for Fiction – The Slap by Christos Tsiolkas
- Nettie Palmer Prize for Non-fiction – The Tall Man: Death and Life on Palm Island by Chloe Hooper
- CJ Dennis Prize for Poetry – The Golden Bird by Robert Adamson
- Louis Esson Prize for Drama – Goodbye Vaudeville Charlie Mudd by Lally Katz
- Prize for Young Adult Fiction – Something in the World Called Love by Sue Saliba
- Prize for an Unpublished Manuscript by an Emerging Victorian Writer – “Sufficient Grace” by Amy Espeseth.