Members Book Awards

The Society’s Members Book Awards ceremony was held on 10 February 2021, delayed because of COVID until we could all meet in person back in the Dixson Room at the State Library.
We congratulate everyone who entered, especially the Commended, Highly Commended and Winners, as listed below, and offer our sincere thanks to the judges for their hard work and heart-felt comments.


Poetry - judged by Margaret Bradstock


Winner:  Colleen Keating  ◊  Hildegard of Bingen


Highly Commended:  Pip Griffin  ◊ Margaret Caro
Highly Commended:  Colleen Keating ◊  Desert Patterns
Commended:  Tricia Dearborn  ◊  Autobiochemistry


 


 




Fiction
– judged by Carolyn Beaumont


Winner:  Christine Sykes  ◊  The Changing Room


Highly Commended:  Diane Armstrong  ◊  The Collaborator
Highly Commended:  Carmel Bendon  ◊  Grasping at Water
Commended:  Cindy Broadbent  ◊  The Revolutionary’s Cousin


 


 



Non-Fiction
– judged by Judith O’Connor


Winner:  Colleen Keating  ◊  Hildegard of Bingen


Highly Commended:  Jo Oliver  ◊  Jessie Traill – a Biography
Highly Commended:  Annabet Ousback  ◊  Red Herrings for Breakfast
Commended:  Jessica North  ◊  Esther


 


 



Children
– judged by Paul McDonald


Winner:  Libby Hathorn  ◊  Miss Franklin


Highly Commended:  Georgina Donaghey  ◊  In the Shadow of an Elephant
Highly Commended:  Susanne Gervay  ◊  The Boy in the Blue Glasses


 


Young Adult – judged by Paul McDonald


No prizes awarded.


 

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