Alex Miller's Landscape of Farewell was also shortlisted for the Christina Stead Prize for Fiction, one of the 2008 NSW Premier's Literary Awards. The other titles were J.M. Coetzee's Diary of a Bad Year, Matthew Condon's The Trout Opera, Ron McCoy's Sea of Diamonds by Gregory Day, The Lost Dog by Michelle de Kretser and The Widow and Her Hero by Tom Keneally.
The six titles shortlisted for the Douglas Stewart Prize for Non-Fiction were Slicing the Silence: Voyaging to Antarctica by Tom Griffiths, Ochre and Rust: Artefacts and Encounters on Australian Frontiers by Philip Jones, High and Dry: John Howard, Climate Change and the Selling of Australia's Future by Guy Pearse, Sunrise West by Jacob Rosenberg, Another Country by Nicholas Rothwell and Courage by Maria Tumarkin.
David Malouf's Typewriter Music was shortlisted for the Kenneth Slessor Prize for Poetry, along with an illustrated history of dairies by Joanne Burns, Uncommon Light by Brook Emery, Westering by Peter Kirkpatrick, Two Kinds of Silence by Katherine Lomer and The Edge of Everything by Phyllis Perlstone.
The winners of the 2008 NSW Premier's Literary Awards will be announced on 19th May. A complete list of shortlisted titles and judges comments can be downloaded from here .