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Award Winners




Victorian Premier's: Cold Enough For Snow by Jessica Au

Stella Prize: The Jaguar by Sarah Holland-Batt

Pulitzer Prize: Demon Copperhead by Barbara Kingsolver AND Trust by Herman Diaz (Joint Winner)

Women's Prize: Demon Copperhead by Barbara Kingsolver


Miles Franklin: Bodies of Light by Jennifer Down

Stella Prize: Dropbear by Evelyn Araluen

Man Booker: The Seven Moons of Maali Almeida by Shehan Karunatilaka

Pulitzer Prize (Non-fiction): Invisible Child: Poverty, Survival & Hope in an American City by Andrea Elliott

Pulitzer Price (Fiction): The Netanyahus by Joshua Cohen 

Women's Prize: The Book of Form and Emptiness by Ruth Ozeki


Stella Prize: The Bass Rock by Evie Wyld

Pulitzer Prize: The Night Watchman by Louise Erdrich

Miles Franklin: The Labyrinth by Amanda Lohrey

Women's Prize: Piranesi by Susanna Clarke

Man Booker: The Promise by Damon Galgut

International Booker: At Night All Blood Is Black by David Diop

Vogel: Now That I See You by Emma Batchelor

Indie Book of the Year: The Dictionary of Lost Words by Pip Williams

Ned Kelly Awards - Best Crime Fiction: Consolation by Gary Disher

Ned Kelly Awards - Best International Crime Fiction: We Begin at the End by Chris Whittaker



Stella Prize: See What You Made Me Do by Jess Hill

Pulitzer Prize: The Nickel Boys by Colson Whitehead

Miles Franklin: The Yield by Tara June Winch

Women's Prize: Hamnet by Maggie O'Farrel

Man Booker: Shuggie Bain by Douglas Stuart

International Booker: The Discomfort of Evening by Marieke Lucas Rijneveld

Vogel: A Treacherous Country by Katherine Kruimink

Indie Book of the Year: Dictionary of Lost Words by Pip Williams

Ned Kelly Awards - Best Crime Fiction: The Wife and the Widow by Christian White

Ned Kelly Awards - Best International Crime Fiction: The Chain by Adrian McKinty



Stella Prize: The Erratics by Vicki Laveau-Harvie

Pulitzer Prize: The Overstory by Richard Powers

Miles Franklin: Too Much Lip by Melissa Lucashenko

Women's Prize: An American Marriage by Tayari Jones

Man Booker: The Testaments by Margaret Atwood and Girl, Woman, Other by Bernardine Evaristo

Vogel: No winner for 2019

CBCA Older Readers: Between Us by Clare Atkins

CBCA Younger Readers:  His Name Was Walter by Emily Rodda

CBCA Picture Book: Cicada by Shaun Tan

Indie Book of the Year:
OVERALL WINNER: BOOK OF THE YEAR Boy Swallows Universe by Trent Dalton
FICTION WINNER: Bridge of Clay by Markus Zusak
NON-FICTION WINNER: The Arsonist by Chloe Hooper
CHILDREN’S WINNER: Lenny's Book of Everything by Karen Foxlee



Stella Prize: Tracker by Alexis Wright

Pulitzer Prize: Less by Andrew Sean Greer

Miles Franklin: The Life to Come by Michelle de Kretser

Women's Prize: Home Fire by Kamila Shamsie

Man Booker: Milkman by Anna Burns

Vogel: The Yellow House by Emily O'Grady

CBCA Older Readers: Take three girls by Crowley Cath, Wood Fiona & Howell Simmone

CBCA Younger Readers:  How to bee by MacDibble Bren

CBCA Picture Book: Rodney Loses it by Michael Gerard Bauer

Indie Book of the Year: Saga Land by Richard Fidler & Kári Gíslason



Stella Prize: Museum of Modern Love by Heather Rose

Pulitzer Prize: Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead

Nobel Prize: Kazuo Ishiguro

Miles Franklin: Extinctions by Josephine Wilson

Women's Prize: The Power by Naomi Alderman

Man Booker: Lincoln in the Bardo by George Saunders

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

Indie Book of the Year: The Dry by Jane Harper



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

Indie Book of the Year: The Natural Way of Things by Charlotte Wood





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


Indie Book Award

The best books of the year, across adult fiction and non-fiction, Children's and YA, and Debut fiction, as chosen by independent Australian booksellers.

2008: Breath by Tim Winton

2009: Jasper Jones by Craig Silvey

2010/11: The Happiest Refugee by Anh Doh

2012: All That I Am by Anna Funder

2013: The Light Between Oceans by M.L.Stedman

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

2015: The Bush: Travels in the Heart of Australia by Don Watson




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