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Award Winners

CURRENT AWARD WINNERS

2017:

Stella Prize: Museum of Modern Love by Heather Rose

Pulitzer Prize: Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead

Nobel Prize: tba

Miles Franklin: Extinctions by Josephine Wilson

Women's Prize: The Power by Naomi Alderman

Man Booker: tba

Vogel: The Lost Pages by Marija Pericic

CBCA Older Readers: One Would Think the Deep by Claire Zorn

CBCA Younger Readers: Rockhopping by Trace Balla

CBCA Picture Book: Go Home, Cheeky Animals! by Johanna Bell

 

2016:

Stella Prize: The Natural Way of Things by Charlotte Wood

Pulitzer Prize: The Sympathizer by Viet Thanh Nguyen

Nobel Prize: Bob Dylan (for his life work)

Miles Franklin: Black Rock White City by A.S. Patric

Women's Prize: Glorious Heresies by Lisa McInerney

Man Booker: The Sellout by Beatty

Vogel: The Memory Artist by Katherine Brabon

CBCA Older Readers: Cloudwish by Fiona Wood

CBCA Younger Readers: Soon by Morris Gleitzman

CBCA Picture Book: Mr Huff by Anna Walker

 

 

THE MILES FRANKLIN AWARD 2015
The Eye of the Sheep by Sofie Laguna

 

THE MAN BOOKER PRIZE 2015

A Brief History of Seven Killings by Marlon James

 

THE NOBEL PRIZE FOR LITERATURE 2015

Svetlana Alexievich


THE VICTORIAN PREMIER’S UNPUBLISHED MANUSCRIPT AWARD 2015
The Dry by Jane Harper

 

THE HUGO AWARD FOR BEST NOVEL 2015

The Three-Body Problem by Liu Cixin

 

INDIE BOOK OF THE YEAR 2015
Golden Boys by Sonya Hartnett


INDIE DEBUT OF THE YEAR 2015
Foreign Soil by Maxine Beneba Clarke

 

CBCA BOOK OF THE YEAR AWARD 2015

PICTURE BOOK

My Two Blankets by Irena Kobald and Freya Blackwood

 

EARLY CHILDHOOD

Go to Sleep, Jessie! by Libby Gleeson and Freya Blackwood

 

YOUNGER READERS

The Cleo Stories by Libby Gleeson and Freya Blackwood

 

OLDER READERS

The Protected by Claire Zorn

 

EVE POWNALL AWARD FOR INFORMATION BOOKS

A-Z of Convicts in Van Diemen's Land by Simon Barnard

 

ABIA BOOK OF THE YEAR 2015
The 52-Storey Treehouse by Andy Griffiths and Terry Denton

 

IMPAC DUBLIN AWARD 2015
Harvest by Jim Crace


THE AUSTRALIAN/VOGEL’S LITERARY AWARD 2015
When There's Nowhere Else to Run by Murray Middleton

 

 

PREVIOUS AWARD WINNERS

 

Man Booker Prize                 Awarded in October

Known as the Booker Prize, this prestigious British award traditionally recognized the best novel of the year written by a citizen of the Commonwealth or Republic of Ireland. In 2014 the Booker prize was opened up to include the nomination of writers from around the globe.

 

2000:   Blind Assassin by Margaret Atwood

2001:   True History of the Kelly Gang by Peter Carey

2002:   Life of Pi by Yann Martel

2003:   Vernon God Little by DBC Pierre

2004:   The Line of Beauty by Alan Hollinghurst

2005:   The Sea by John Banville

2006:   The Inheritance of Loss by Kiran Desai

2007:   The Gathering by Anne Enright

2008:    Midnight’s Children by Salman Rushdie wins ‘Best of the Booker’, celebrating 40 years of the Man Booker Prize

2008:   The White Tiger by Aravind Adiga

2009:    Wolf Hall by Hilary Mantel

2010:    The Finkler Question by Howard Jacobson

2011:    The Sense of an Ending by Julian Barnes

2012:    Bring Up the Bodies by Hilary Mantel

2013:    The Luminaries by Eleanor Catton

2014:    The Narrow Road to the Deep North by Richard Flanagan

2015:   A Brief History of Seven Killings by Marlon James

 

Women’s Prize for Fiction

(Formerly The Orange Prize)                     Awarded in June

The Baileys Women's Prize for Fiction is a British prize awarded to the best full-length novel written by a woman. The only criteria are that the author writes in English and the novel is published in Britain.

 

2000:   When I Lived in Modern Times by Linda Grant

2001:   Idea of Perfection by Kate Grenville 

2002:   Bel Canto by Ann Patchett

2003:   Property by Valerie Martin 

2004:   Small Island by Andrea Levy 

2005:   We need to talk about Kevin by Lionel Shriver

2006:   On Beauty by Zadie Smith

2007:   Half of a Yellow Sun by Chimamanda Ngozi Adiche

2008:   The Road Home by Rose Tremain

2009:   Home by Marilynne Robinson

2010:   The Lacuna by Barbara Kingsolver

2011:   The Tiger’s Wife by Tea Obreht

2012:   The Song of Achilles by Madeline Miller

2013:   May We Be Forgiven by A.M. Homes

2014:   A Girl is a Half-Formed Thing by Eimear McBride

2015:   How to be Both by Ali Smith

 

Miles Franklin Award                Awarded in June

The Miles Franklin Literary Award, Australia’s most prestigious literary award, recognises the best novel of the year that celebrates Australian life “in any of its phases”.

 

2000:   Drylands by Thea Astley

2001:   Dark Palace by Frank Moorhouse

2002:   Dirt Music by Tim Winton

2003:   Journey to the Stone Country by Alex Miller

2004:   The Great Fire by Shirley Hazzard

2005:   The White Earth by Andrew McGahan

2006:   Ballad of Desmond Kale by Roger McDonald

2007:   Carpentaria by Alexis Wright

2008:   The Time We Have Taken by Steven Carroll

2009:   Breath by Tim Winton

2010:   Truth by Peter Temple

2011:   That Deadman Dance by Kim Scott

2012:    All That I Am by Anna Funder

2013:   Questions of Travel by Michelle De Kretser

2014:   All the Birds, Singing by Evie Wyld

2015:   The Eye of the Sheep by Sofie Laguna

 

Nobel Prize                                 Awarded in October

The Nobel Prize for Literature is awarded, in accordance with the wishes of Alfred Nobel as per his will, to "the person who shall have produced in the field of literature the most outstanding work in an ideal direction".

 

2000:   Gao Xingjian

2001:   Sir Vidiadhar Surajprasad Naipaul

2002:   Imre Kertesz

2003:   John M. Coetzee

2004:   Elfriede Jelenek

2005:   Harold Pinter

2006:   Orhan Pamuk

2007:   Doris Lessing

2008:   Jean-Marie Gustave Le Clezio

2009:   Herta Muller

2010:   Mario Vargas Llosa

2011:   Tomas Transtromer

2012:    Mo Yan

2013:   Alice Munro

2014:   Patrick Modiano

2015:   Svetlana Alexievich

 

Pulitzer Prize                                Awarded in June

Named after American newspaper publisher Joseph Pulitzer, this award honours distinguished fiction by American writers dealing with American life.

 

2000:   Interpreter of Maladies by Jhumpa Lahiri

2001:   Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay by Michael Chabon 

2002:   Empire Falls by Richard Russo

2003:   Middlesex by Jeffrey Eugenides 

2004:   The Known World by Edward Jones 

2005:   Gilead by Marilynne Robinson

2006:   March by Geraldine Brooks

2007:   The Road by Cormac McCarthy

2008:   The Brief and Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao by Junot Diaz

2009:   Olive Kitteridge by Elizabeth Strout

2010:   Tinkers by Paul Harding

2011:   A Visit from the Goon Squad by Jennifer Egan

2012:   No winner announced for 2012

2013:   The Orphan Master’s Son by Adam Johnson

2014:   The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt

2015: All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr

 

The Stella Prize                           Awarded in April

The Stella Prize is an Australian award for female authors across literary genres including fiction, poetry, fantasy and YA fiction.

 

2013:   Mateship with Birds by Carrie Tiffany

2014:   The Forgotten Rebels of Eureka by Clare Wright

2015:   The Strays by Emily Bitto

 

 

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