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‘Outside of a dog, a book is a man's best friend. Inside of a dog, it's too dark to read.’ – Groucho Marx

Prime Minister's Literary Awards 2019

Yesterday saw the announcement of the Prime Minister’s Literary Awards.

The winner in the Young Adult category was

The Things That Will Not Stand by Michael Gerard Bauer.

You can read the judges comments here.

You can read a review from Loquacious Ladybird here .

Have you read it?


Winner in the Children’s category was

Cover of His Name Was Walter

His Name was Walter by Emily Rodda

Read the judges comments here.

Hands up who has read it?



How have I not read this? I need to get on that!

3w ago
inky Centre for Youth Literature

I have read His Name Was Walter but not The Things That Will Not Stand - it sounds great. Have just put a hold on it at the library!

3w ago

Oh my goodness, I read this a while ago and absolutely loved it. I didn't even borrow it from the library as I read it in one sitting. Would totally recommend!!

3w ago

I love both authors, so I have added to my TBR.

2w ago