Prime Minister’s Literary Awards Compilation – Genre

Prime Minister’s Literary Awards Compilation – Genre


Writing is important whether it’s poetry or the novel, history or drama and it really is important. We belong to the number one language in the world so that we contribute something internationally. I think in the area of non-fiction my category it’s especially important I think to me because throughout my Awards cycle the books awards cycle one thing I would say about it is it’s brought me in touch with the extraordinary quality of writing in Australia in the field. Poetry I think really is at the heart of many people’s reading it’s a genre that people like to say often you know there’s a death of poetry or you know do people really read it anymore. I think people think poetry is actually really vital to them in really important moments in their life. I think categories like history in particular when we’re telling Australian history even if I say so myself I think they’re special that there is a category of Australian history I think is enormously important

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