The Queensland Literary Awards celebrate outstanding writers from Queensland and around Australia, across published and unpublished categories. The awards also offer fellowships and development awards for Queensland writers, and emerging Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander writers, Australia-wide.
This year, JdM’s own Kay Kerr has been recognised in the Griffith University Young Adult Book Award 2022 Shortlist for her second YA novel, Social Queue (Text Publishing).
Here’s what the judge’s had to say about Kerr’s book; ‘When Zoe’s writing about her lack of a dating life goes viral, she navigates the quick fame and sets up dates with people who admit to admiring her. Social Queue is a moving story that’s sharp and relatable, full of moments that show it’s possible to find yourself and your voice after high school.’
The winners’ announcements will be live streamed on State Library’s website and Facebook Live at 7 pm on Thursday 8 September 2022. Register Now for the Livestream event!