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NSW Premier's Awards Shortlist

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The shortlist for the 2014 NSW Premier's Literary Awards has been announced. The awards recognise and encourage Australian writing, and promote the importance of literacy and reading. There are a number of different categories, from fiction and nonfiction to poetry and scriptwriting. The winners will be announced on the 19th of May. Featured books can be reserved for a fee of $1.35 per title, or check for them next time you visit a library branch. This month's new eBook and audio titles have been added to Overdrive, ready to checkout, download and enjoy
Black spring / by Alison Croggon
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Lina is enchanting, vibrant but wilful. And her eyes betray her for what she truly is -- a witch. With her childhood companion, Damek, she has grown up privileged and spoiled and the pair are devoted to each other to the point of obsession.
Questions of travel / by Michelle de Kretser
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Questions of Travel charts two very different lives. Laura travels the world before returning to Sydney, where she works for a publisher of travel guides. Ravi dreams of being a tourist until he is driven from Sri Lanka by devastating events
The secret lives of men / by Georgia Blain
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The Secret Lives of Men is an exceptional collection of thirteen short stories by one of Australia's leading writers, examining human nature in all its richness: our motivations, our desires, and our shortcomings.
Refuge / by Jackie French
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REFUGE centres around a 14-year-old male Afghan who spent much of his life in Pakistan refugee camps before making the voyage from Indonesia to Australia.
The incredible here and now / by Felicity Castagna
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Michael's older brother dies at the beginning of the summer he turns 15, but as its title suggests The Incredible Here and Now is a tale of wonder, not of tragedy.
The night guest / by Fiona McFarlane
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One day Ruth wakes thinking a tiger has been in her seaside house. Later, a formidable woman called Frida arrives, looking as if she's blown in from the sea, but in fact she's come to care for Ruth. Frida and the tiger: which of them can Ruth trust?
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