Gig Ryan’s New and Selected Poems was awarded the NSW Premier’s Literary Award for poetry. The judges described the collection as ‘uncompromising, intelligent and sophisticated’. For the full citation, click here.

John Mateer’s Southern Barbarians was shortlisted for the NSW Premier’s Literary Awards.

Jess Huon’s The Dark Wet was shortlisted in the inaugural Underrated Book of the Year Award.

Fiona Wright has been awarded the Dame Mary Gilmore Award for Knuckled. The decision was a unanimous verdict on the excellence of this collection. You can read the judges’ citation here.

We’re delighted that Gerald Murnane’s A History of Books and John Mateer’s Southern Barbarians have been shortlisted for the Victorian Premier’s Literary Awards 2012.

In more good news, we’re thrilled that Kate Fagan has been shortlisted for the Age Book of the Year Awards for her collection First Light.

Earlier in 2012 we had two poetry collections nominated for the Prime Minister’s Literary Awards 2012. Gig Ryan’s New and Selected Poems and John Mateer’s Southern Barbarians. For more information and the full shortlist, click here.