CBCA Book of the Year Award Winners Announced Today

Aaron Rowe walks in his sleep. He has dreams he can’t explain, and memories he can’t recover. Death doesn’t scare him – his new job with a funeral director may even be his salvation. But if he doesn’t discover the truth about his hidden past soon, he may fall asleep one night and never wake up.

Scot Gardner    Also check out   Scot of the Antipodes

‘I have never read a book more gripping, nor a book more triumphantly alive. I love how it haunts me still. I swear, I will never forget The Dead I Know‘. – John Marsden

from http://www.allenandunwin.com

Praise for Bill Condon: ‘Condon presents readers with confronting and emotive issues … Yet he still manages to weave humour, tenderness, love and mateship into the framework of the novel.’ – Sun Herald

 Dan and his brother Eddie take off for the coast, in search of their lost mother, in search of a better life . . . but it’s a long road they face and Dan must use all his wits to get them there in one piece.




THE 2012 SHORT LIST – More to Come.

Judges Annotations

Older Readers & Picture Books (birth to 18)

Bauer,   Michael Gerard

Ishmael and the   Hoops of Steel

Condon,   Bill A Straight Line to   my Heart
Ursula   Dubosarsky The Golden Day
Gardner,   Scot The Dead I Know
McGahan, Andrew Ship Kings: The   Coming of the Whirlpool
Newton, Robert When We Were Two
Blackwood,   FreyaText   Libby Gleeson Look, a Book!
Brooks,   RonText   Margaret Wild The Dream of the Thylacine
Cool,   RebeccaText   Glenda Millard For All Creatures
Graham, Bob A Bus Called Heaven
Rudge, LeilaText Meg McKinlay No Bears
Whatley,   BruceText   Jackie French Flood