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Australian Literary Awards: Patrick White

Lists of award-winning authors and their works for 12 major Australian literary awards.

Patrick White Award Winners: 1974 - Present

  • 2020 – Gregory Day
  • 2019 –  Jordie Albiston
  • 2018 – Samuel Wagan Watson
  • 2017 – Tony Birch
  • 2016 – Carmel Bird
  • 2015 – Joan London
  • 2014  – Brian Castro
  • 2013 – Louis Nowra
  • 2012 – Amanda Lohrey
  • 2011 – Robert Adamson
  • 2010 – David Foster
  • 2009 – Beverly Farmer
  • 2008 – John Romeril
  • 2007 – David Rowbotham
  • 2006 – Morris Lurie
  • 2005 – Fay Zwicky
  • 2004 – Nancy Phelan
  • 2003 – Janette Turner Hospital
  • 2002 – TAG Hungerford
  • 2001 – Geoff Page
  • 2000 – Thomas Shapcott
  • 1999 – Gerald Murnane
  • 1998 – Alma de Groen
  • 1997 – Vivian Smith
  • 1996 – Elizabeth Harrower
  • 1995 – Elizabeth Riddell
  • 1994 – Dimitris Tsaloumas
  • 1993 – Amy Witting
  • 1992 – Peter Cowan
  • 1991 – David Martin
  • 1990 – Robert Gray
  • 1989 – Thea Astley
  • 1988 – Roland Robinson
  • 1987 – William Hart-Smith
  • 1986 – John Morrison
  • 1985 – Judah Waten
  • 1984 – Rosemary Dobson
  • 1983 – Marjorie Barnard
  • 1982 – Bruce Beaver
  • 1981 – Dal Stivens
  • 1980 – Bruce Dawe
  • 1979 – Randolph Stow
  • 1978 – Gwen Harwood
  • 1977 – Sumner Locke Elliott
  • 1976 – John Blight
  • 1975 – David Campbell
  • 1974 – Christina Stead

About the Patrick White Award

Photo by National Library of Australia

Established by Patrick White following his Nobel Prize for Literature in 1973, the Patrick White Award has been given to authors who have made a significant but inadequately recognised contribution to Australian literature.