Victorian Premier's Literary Awards shortlist

9 Aug 2012

Shortlist announced by the Wheeler Centre


The shortlisted plays in the drama category of the Victorian Premier's Literary Awards have been announced.

There are five annual award categories (fiction, non-fiction, drama, poetry, young adult) each with a prize of $25 000. The winners of each of these five award categories will also be in the running for the major prize, the 2012 Victorian Prize for Literature, the most valuable literary award in the country.

The nominees for the Louis Esson Prize for Drama are:


National Interest by Aidan Fennessy

Signs are held up at various points throughout – ‘fiction’, ‘fact’ and conjecture’ – reflecting the way the story has been told, and the ways in which what really happened to Tony Stewart and his companions can still only be guessed at.  Read more


A Golem Story by Lally Katz

The play is rich with philosophy and humour, and while it marks a departure from Katz’s usual oeuvre, it is not out of place with the fractured fantasies of her past works.  Read more


Boxman by Daniel Keene

This powerful one-man play is designed to be performed in an intimate space, with the actor speaking directly to the audience. Read more


For more information about the award or to vote for your favourite, go to the Wheeler Centre's website.


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