Victorian Premier’s Literary Awards
Catching Teller Crow by Ambelin Kwaymullina & Ezekiel Kwaymullina (Allen & Unwin) has won the 2019 Victorian Premier’s Literary Prize for Writing for Young Adults, presented January 31, 2019 during an awards ceremony at the Wheeler Centre in Melbourne, Australia. The Writing for Young Adults judges were Leanne Hall (convenor), Melissa Keil, and Nevo Zisin.
The awards, administered by the Wheeler Centre on behalf of the Premier of Victoria, were inaugurated by the Victorian Government in 1985 to honor Australian writing. Winners of the fiction, non-fiction, drama, poetry, young adult, and Indigenous Writing categories each receive $25,000. The winner of the prize for an unpublished manuscript receives $15,000. One overall winner for the Victorian Prize for Literature receives an additional $100,000.
For more information, including a complete list of winners, see the Wheeler Centre website.
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