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Gleebooks Prize for Literary or Cultural Criticism (1995-2009)
Subcategory of New South Wales Premier's Literary Awards
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  • Established in 1995. Awarded to the most outstanding published book of literary or cultural criticism.

Latest Winners / Recipients

Year: 2004

winner y separately published work icon The Artificial Horizon : Imagining the Blue Mountains Martin Thomas , Carlton : Melbourne University Press , 2003 Z1221237 2003 single work non-fiction

Year: 2003

winner y separately published work icon How Simone de Beauvoir Died in Australia Sylvia Lawson , Sydney : University of New South Wales Press , 2002 Z926778 2002 selected work short story essay criticism With a keen critical eye and sharp insight Sylvia Lawson moves the essays and stories in this collection through settings in and out of Australia - across Paris, West Papua, Britain, Indonesia - listening to the distinctive local voices from our cultural margins and reclaiming concerns the metropolitan centres ignore. (Source: Publisher's Website)

Year: 2001

winner y separately published work icon Broken Circles : Fragmenting Indigenous Families 1800 - 2000 Anna Haebich , Fremantle : Fremantle Press , 2000 Z1573797 2000 single work non-fiction

'Broken Circles is the story of Australia's Stolen Generations. It is a major work, revealing the dark heart of the shared history of Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal Australians. Aboriginal child removal emerges as an essential part the processes of dispossession, depopulation and destruction of Aboriginal societies and cultures that began with colonisation and continue to affect Aboriginal communities to this day. Anna Haebich provides a comprehensive and accessible national overview of events from the earliest abductions of Aboriginal children by colonists, to the systematic removal and institutionalisation of the first half of the twentieth century and the treatment of children and their families under the assimilation policies of the fifties and sixties. She also tells of the struggles and achievements of Aboriginal people to return control over the children to their families.' (Source: National Library of Australia)

Year: 1996

winner y separately published work icon Artful Histories : Modern Australian Autobiography David McCooey , Melbourne : Cambridge University Press , 1996 Z477662 1996 single work criticism (taught in 1 units)

Works About this Award

Critics' Prize Announced Ian Hicks , 1995 single work criticism
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 21 March 1995; (p. 17)