The Aurealis Award shortlists were announced yesterday and there's a very interesting mix of works on the lists this year. You can read the full announcement at the Aurealis Awards website, here. I'm also reproducing the actual shortlists below with links to the books/stories that I've reviewed — which isn't very many of them this time around. Looks like I have some homework reading.
BEST CHILDREN’S FICTION
How to Bee, Bren MacDibble (Allen & Unwin)
The Extremely Inconvenient Adventures of Bronte Mettlestone, Jaclyn Moriarty (Allen & Unwin)
The Shop at Hoopers Bend, Emily Rodda (HarperCollins Australia)
The Exile, Jo Sandhu (Penguin Random House Australia)