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Australian Literary Awards: David Unaipon

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

David Unaipon Award Winners: 1989 - Present

  • 2018 – Kirstie Parker – Making of Ruby Champion
  • 2017 – Lisa Fuller - Mirrored Pieces
  • 2016 – Paul Collis - Dancing Home
  • 2015 – Andrew Booth - The First Octoroon or Report of an Experimental Child
  • 2014 – Lesley & Tammy Williams - It’s Not Just Black and White
  • 2013 – Ellen van Neerven - Heat and Light
  • 2012  Siv Parker - Story (not yet published)
  • 2011 – Dylan Coleman - ‘Mazin’ Grace
  • 2010 – Jeanine Leane - Purple Threads
  • 2009 – Nicole Watson - The Boundary
  • 2008 – Marie Munkara - Every Secret Thing
  • 2007 – Elizabeth Eileen Hodgson – Skin Paintings
  • 2006 – Gayle Kennedy - Me, Antman, and Fleabag
  • 2005 – Yvette Holt - Anonymous Premonition
  • 2004 – Tara June Winch – Dust on Waterglass
  • 2003 – Fiona Doyle - Whispers of This Wik Woman
  • 2002 – Larissa Behrendt - Home
  • 2001 – Robert Lowe - The Mish
  • 2000 – Vivienne Cleven - Bitin' Back
  • 1999 – Samuel Wagan WatsonOf Muse, Meandering and Midnight
  • 1998 – Ruth Hegarty - Is That You Ruthie?
  • 1997 – John Bodey - When Darkness Falls
  • 1996 – Steven McCarthy – Black Angels Red Blood
  • 1995 – Edward Warrigal Anderson – Warrigal’s Way
  • 1994 – Rosalie Medcraft and Valda Gee – The Sausage Tree
  • 1993 – John Muk Muk Burke – Bridge of Triangles
  • 1992 – Philip McLaren – Sweet Water – Stolen land
  • 1991 – Bill Dodd – Broken Dreams
  • 1990 – Doris Pilkington (Nugi Garimara) – Caprice: A Stockman’s Daughter
  • 1989 – Graeme Dixon – Holocaust Island

About the David Unaipon Award

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