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Tuesday, November 9th, 2010
On The Book Show today, Sally Warhaft and Jeff Sparrow look at what’s making book news. Listen here.
In an earlier interview on The Book Show, Eva Hornung said her novel Dog Boy was probably her most stinkiest book. Dog Boy is about what happens to humans when they are removed from civilization. In this story, children are brought up by dogs.
Dog Boy won the fiction prize for the 2010 Prime Minister’s Literary awards. The shortlists were announced in July this year and the federal election delayed the announcement of the winners until yesterday, Tuesday 9 November. They were set up by Kevin Rudd in 2007.
The other winners are:
Children’s fiction winner: Star Jumps by Lorraine Marwood
Young adult fiction winner: Confessions of a Liar, Thief and Failed Sex God by Bill Condon
Non-fiction winner: The Colony: A History of Early Sydney by Grace Karskens
In The Age, Prime Minister Julia Gillard has said she’ll try to read some of the winning books over summer. Although Sally Warhaft wishes the prize really was the PM’s award and was based on what the PM had actually read. For Jeff Sparrow, the value of the award is that it generates more conversation about literature. (more…)