The winner of the 2009 Prime Minister's Literary Award for Fiction is Nam Le for his book of short stories, The Boat. This book was discussed by Camden Library's Book Discussion Group this year, and provoked lots of lively argument - it was loved by some and largely criticised by others. I think it's one of the best books I've ever read - absolutely beautifully written and well-deserving of this award. Give it a try.
Find out more about the shortlist and winners at www.arts.gov.au/pmliteraryawards