Camera IconWestern Australian Premier’s Book Awards: Socials gallery from awards ceremony

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In celebration of the rich stories told by WA’s writing community, authors, illustrators, publishers and readers came together for the 2024 Western Australian Premier’s Book Awards ceremony at the State Library.

Ahead of the awards presentation, the welcome to country was by Dr Roma Winmar and Jack Collard performed an original poem.

First-time novelist Michael Thomas took out the Premier’s prize for an emerging writer, while novelist Gail Jones and poet John Kinsella became the 19th and 20th members of the WA Writers Hall of Fame.

Other award recipients included Children’s Book of the Year Dianne Wolfer, Stephen Daisley for the Premier’s Prize for Book of the Year and daughter and mother writing duo Marly and Linda Wells for Unpublished Indigenous Junior and Young Adult Fiction. The Western Australian Writer’s Fellowship was awarded to Kylie Howarth, an award-winning children’s book author and illustrator.

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