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The River Shortlisted for The Chief Minister’s NT Book Awards

Tue, May 24, 2022

The River by Sally Morgan and Johnny Warrkatja Malibirr has been shortlisted for a Chief Minister’s NT Book Award in the children’s and/or Young Adult works category.

Described by judges as "an important moment in literature, which celebrates the traditional Top End fine art style with illustration," The River is the second book by the award-winning duo, who have also published Little Bird’s Day and the upcoming Thank you rain!

The Chief Minister NT Book Awards shines a light on the talent, originality, and flare of writers in the NT and shares this with interstate readers. Each category winner will receive $10,000 in prize money, with all shortlisted entries taking home $1000.

The winners will be announced at a special event on Wednesday 22 June as part of the 2022 NT Writers Festival.