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History

These awards were funded by the Queensland Government. The winners were announced during the Brisbane Warana Festival.

Winners

1996 winner Premier's Poetry Award In the Wheat Dane Thwaites , 1997 single work poetry
— Appears in: Imago : New Writing , Autumn vol. 9 no. 1 1997; (p. 1-4)
1996 winner Steele Rudd Award y separately published work icon A Night at the Pink Poodle Matthew Condon , Milsons Point : Arrow Books , 1995 Z565230 1995 single work novel (taught in 8 units)
1995 winner City of Brisbane Short Story Award Heroes Ian Wilkinson , 1996 single work short story
— Appears in: Imago : New Writing , Autumn vol. 8 no. 1 1996; (p. 56-67)
1995 winner Steele Rudd Award y separately published work icon Suck My Toes Fiona McGregor , Ringwood : McPhee Gribble , 1994 Z327618 1994 selected work short story
1994 joint winner City of Brisbane Short Story Award What a Fortune! Mai Nguyen , 1995 single work short story
— Appears in: Imago : New Writing , March vol. 7 no. 1 1995; (p. 25-31)
1994 joint winner City of Brisbane Short Story Award Two Sorts of People Brigid Lowry , 1995 single work short story
— Appears in: Imago : New Writing , March vol. 7 no. 1 1995; (p. 20-24)
1993 winner Premier's Poetry Award y separately published work icon Yarmul : For the Lies We Sing i "singing singing and hoping to remember the map beat dust unknowing as grass", Chris Mansell , Berry : Chris Mansell , 1999 Z481590 1993 single work poetry
1993 winner City of Brisbane Short Story Award What Is Important? Said the Buddha John Kelly , 1993 single work short story
— Appears in: Imago : New Writing , December vol. 5 no. 3 1993; (p. 22-24)
1993 winner Steele Rudd Award y separately published work icon The House of Breathing Gail Jones , Fremantle : Fremantle Press , 1992 Z508629 1992 selected work short story (taught in 2 units)
1992 winner Steele Rudd Award y separately published work icon What God Wants Lily Brett , St Lucia : University of Queensland Press , 1991 Z77283 1991 selected work short story humour satire A series of interlocking stories in vignette style, set in Melbourne's Jewish community and tracing the lives of a group of people. (Source: UQP)
1992 winner Premier's Poetry Prize Dog Days i "After the blazoned festival,", Peter Rose , 1993 single work poetry
— Appears in: The Catullan Rag 1993; (p. 32-35) Imago : New Writing , March vol. 5 no. 1 1993; (p. 1-3) The Oxford Book of Modern Australian Verse 1996; (p. 251-254)
1991 joint winner City of Brisbane Short Story Award Marcel Manson Walks in Squares Paul Robertson , 1992 single work short story
— Appears in: Imago , April vol. 4 no. 1 1992; (p. 48-51)
1991 joint winner City of Brisbane Short Story Award Keeping Aaron Chris Quigley , 1992 single work short story
— Appears in: Imago , April vol. 4 no. 1 1992; (p. 36-47)
1990 winner Premier's Poetry Award Five Australian Maps Geoff Page , 1991 sequence poetry
— Appears in: Imago , April vol. 3 no. 1 1991; (p. 1-7) Gravel Corners : Poems 1992; (p. 31-37)
1990 winner Steele Rudd Award y separately published work icon Surly Girls Susan Hampton , Sydney : Collins , 1989 Z40150 1989 selected work short story poetry criticism prose drama humour
1990 winner City of Brisbane Short Story Award Dry Dock Bruce Roberts , 1991 single work short story
— Appears in: Island , Autumn no. 46 1991; (p. 26-28)
1989 Poetry David P. Reiter
1989 winner City of Brisbane Short Story Award In My Husband's House Gillian Mears , 1990 single work short story
— Appears in: Imago , April vol. 2 no. 1 1990; (p. 1-10)
1989 winner Steele Rudd Award y separately published work icon The Living Hothouse Marion Halligan , St Lucia : University of Queensland Press , 1988 Z571195 1988 selected work short story
1988 winner Steele Rudd Award y separately published work icon It's Raining in Mango : Pictures from the Family Album Thea Astley , New York (City) : G. P. Putnam's Sons , 1987 Z355929 1987 selected work short story (taught in 2 units)

Wresting his family from the easy living of nineteenth-century Sydney, Cornelius Laffey takes them to northern Queensland where thousands of hopefuls are digging for gold in the mud. They confront the horror of Aboriginal dispossession, and Cornelius is sacked for reporting the slaughter. This is an unforgettable tale of the other side of Australia's heritage.

Source: Penguin Random House Australia.

(https://penguin.com.au/books/its-raining-in-mango-popular-penguins-9780143204749)

1988 winner City of Brisbane Short Story Award How My Old Man's Madness was Cured by the Rain Michael Richards , 1989 single work short story
— Appears in: Imago , March vol. 1 no. 1 1989; (p. 24-30)
1988 winner Premier's Poetry Award Brisbane Poems i "At Central Stations in the clattering", Lawrence Bourke , 1989 single work poetry
— Appears in: The Queensland Writer , Autumn vol. 1 no. 4 1989; (p. 9)
1981 winner Short Story Just Like That Michael Richards , 1987 single work short story
— Appears in: Australian Short Stories , no. 20 1987; (p. 22-26) LiNQ , vol. 15 no. 3 1987; (p. 52-56) Writing from Australia 1994; (p. 81-85)
1981 winner Leaving i "we watched seasons", Katherine Gallagher , 1985 single work poetry
— Appears in: Passengers to the City 1985; (p. 38) Open Boat, Barbed Wire Sky 2003; (p. 24) Carnival Edge : New and Selected Poems 2010; (p. 34)
1979 winner Lois Krok unpublished children's story "Four Days to Christmas"
1977 winner Lois Krok Unpublished children's story "A Dog for Dorothy"
1976 winner Lois Krok Unpublished children's story "Cathy the Caterpillar"
1970 winner Poetry Death and the Old Lady i "In the garden of sundried flowers", J. R. McRae , 1971 single work poetry
— Appears in: Square Poets : Brisbane 71 1971; (p. 32) Recent Queensland Poetry 1975; (p. 85) Mother I'm Rooted : An Anthology of Australian Women Poets 1975; (p. 354-355)
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