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WA Premier's Book Awards 2023 shortlist announced

This year an eclectic mix of gothic literature, personal stories and eloquent poetry represents the best in WA writing.

Culture and the Arts Minister David Templeman has announced the shortlist for the 2023 WA Premier's Book Awards.

For the first time, a self-published book, Acacia House, has made the shortlist shining a light on 3 palliative care nurses who learn that humour and kindness are universal. The Emerging Writer shortlist is filled with stories about people who fight for love, life and dignity. The Children's Book of the Year category is a menagerie of captivating animal tales.

The brand-new Premier's Prize for Book of the Year category, sponsored by Writing WA, is a powerful mix of genres. 

The winners will be revealed at an award ceremony at the State Library of Western Australia, with details to be announced soon.

2023 Western Australian Premier’s Book Awards shortlist


Page reviewed 27 February 2023