Winners announced for the 2019 Queensland Literary Awards

With a book that proves ‘telling the truth still matters’, Goorie writer Melissa Lucashenko says it is ‘gratifying’ and ‘bizarre’ to win the Queensland Premier’s Award.

The Queensland Literary Awards were announced tonight at a ceremony at the State Library of Queensland, with a total of $253,500 awarded for both published and unpublished works. Queensland writers took home eight of the 15 prizes.

‘It has been important and encouraging to get awards for this book because it’s a signal, I suppose, that telling the truth still matters, unpalatable so it might be.’

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