Ladylike by Kate Lilley has been shortlisted for the Kenneth Slessor Prize for Poetry in the 2013 NSW Premier's Literary Awards.
Ladylike is Perth-born Lilley's much awaited second volume of poetry, following her 2002 debut Versary.
It is one of six poetry collections shortlisted for the Kenneth Slessor Prize, which is worth $30,000.
Minister George Souris MP, Minister for Tourism, Major Events, Hospitality and Racing, Minister for the Arts welcomed the announcement of the shortlist.
"For the past 33 years, the NSW Premiers Literary Awards have supported and promoted Australia's dynamic literary community; it is talented writers like those shortlisted today that have greatly contributed to the national and international recognition of Australian literature," Mr Souris said.
The winners for the 2013 NSW Premier's Literary Awards will be announced at the State Library of NSW on Sunday 19 May.
Find out more about the NSW Premier's Literary Awards at http://www.sl.nsw.gov.au/about/awards/premiers_awards/index.html
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