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Christos Tsiolkas and Will Kostakis make Victorian Premier’s Literary Awards shortlist

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Greek Australian authors, Christos Tsiolkas and Will Kostakis, have made the Victorian Premier’s Literary Awards Shortlists for 2024.

Tsiolkas and co-author Dan Giovannoni have been shortlisted in the ‘Drama’ category for their novel Loaded.

Kostakis has been shortlisted in the ‘Writing for Young Adults’ section for his novel We Could Be Something.

Tsiolkas and Kostakis have been shortlisted among 31 other Australian writers from a record-breaking field of entrants for the 2024 Victorian Premier’s Literary Awards, which feature the richest literary prize in the country.

2024 Victorian Premier’s Literary Awards shortlists celebrate books for all ages. Photo Australian Arts Review.
2024 Victorian Premier’s Literary Awards shortlists celebrate books for all ages. Photo: Australian Arts Review.

The works were chosen from 807 submissions and divided into eight prize categories: fiction, nonfiction, drama, poetry, Indigenous writing, writing for young adults, children’s literature, and unpublished manuscripts.

“The Victorian Premier’s Literary Awards are highly prestigious and can be life-changing for writers,” said Erin Vincent, CEO of The Wheeler Centre which administer the Awards on behalf of the Premier of Victoria.

“These are compelling works, exploring nuanced and complex issues through exceptional storytelling. I encourage all readers to support these writers by reading a shortlisted or highly commended work over summer.”

The winners of the 2024 Victorian Premier’s Literary Awards will be announced at a ceremony in Melbourne at The Edge, Fed Square on Thursday, February 1, 2024.

Source: The Australian Arts Review

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