Victorian Premier’s Literary Award 2016

This evening in Melbourne the winners of the 2016 Victorian Premier’s Literary Awards were announced.
There was a decent prize pool on offer with each winner receiving $25,000 and each going on to contest the Victorian Prize for Literature worth a further $100,000. There was also a People’s Choice Award worth a further $2,000.
The Winners are as follows:
PRIZE FOR FICTION
The World Without Us by Mireille Juchau (Bloomsbury) – Earlwood, NSW
PRIZE FOR NON-FICTION
Something for the Pain by Gerald Murnane (Text Publishing) – Goroke, Vic
PRIZE FOR DRAMA
Broken by Mary Anne Butler (Currency Press) – Rapid Creek, NT
PRIZE FOR POETRY
Crankhandle by Alan Loney (Cordite) – Malvern East, Vic (my review here)
PRIZE FOR WRITING FOR YOUNG ADULTS
Welcome to Orphancorp by Marlee Jane Ward (Xoum Publishing) – Brunswick West, Vic
VICTORIA PRIZE FOR LITERATURE ($100,000)
Broken by Mary Anne Butler (Currency Press) – Rapid Creek, NT
PEOPLE’S CHOICE AWARD
Fever of Animals by Miles Allinson (Scribe Publications) – Brunswick, Vic
For my post on all the shortlisted works go here.

I will be back with a review of the shortlisted novel The Natural Way of Things by Charlotte Wood (Allen & Unwin) tomorrow.
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