2019 Prime Minister's Literary Awards

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The Prime Minister's Literary Award winners from a fantastic list of Australian titles has been released! Here are the titles you can find here at Wild Things.


Young Adult Literature:

The Things That Will Not Stand by Michael Gerard Bauer

Sebastian is at a university open day with his best friend Tolly when he meets a girl. Her name is Frida, and shes edgy, caustic and funny. Shes also a storyteller, but the stories she tells about herself dont ring true, and as their surprising and eventful day together unfolds, Sebastian struggles to sort the fact from the fiction. But how much can he expect Frida to share in just one day? And how much of his own self and his own secrets will he be willing to reveal in return?


Children's Literature:

His Name Was Walter by Emily Rodda

Once upon a time, in a dark city far away, there lived a boy called Walter, who had nothing but his name to call his own ...

The handwritten book, with its strangely vivid illustrations, has been hidden in the old house for a long, long time. Tonight, four kids and their teacher will find it. Tonight, at last, the haunting story of Walter and the mysterious, tragic girl called Sparrow will be read - right to the very end ...

From one of Australia's most renowned children's authors, comes an extraordinary story within a story - a mystery, a prophecy, a long-buried secret. And five people who will remember this night for the rest of their lives.


You can come in and grab both books from us as they are readily available. We also have copies of the short-listed titles as well as our staff favorites to recommend so come in and chat with us today!