Today the State Library announced the 2016 WA Premier’s Book Awards shortlist, the books from which the category winners will be selected. Crilum didn’t make the shortlist unfortunately, but I am pleased that the judges accepted it for review and a few people know about it now.
I think that my book may have had a better chance had there been a category of independently published works. All of the books that did make the shortlist were backed by big publishers and I have to think that carried a lot of weight with the judges. Another thing is that I’m disappointed that a ‘longlist’ wasn’t released.