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Australian Literary Awards: Vogel Award

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

Australian Vogel Award Winners: 1980 - Present

  • 2020 – K.M. Kruimink - A Treacherous Country
  • 2019 – No Award Given
  • 2018 – Emily O'Grady - The Yellow House
  • 2017 – Marija Pericic - Lost Pages
  • 2016 – Katherine Brabon - The Memory Artist
  • 2015 – No prirze awarded
  • 2014 – Christine Piper - After Darkness
  • 2013 – No prize awarded
  • 2012 – Paul Carter - Eleven Seasons
  • 2011 – Rohan Wilson - The Roving Party
  • 2010 – Lisa Lang - Utopian Man
  • 2009 – Kristel Thornell - Night Street
  • 2008 – Andrew Croome - Document Z
  • 2007 – Stefan Laszczuk - I Dream of Magda
  • 2006 – Belinda Castles - The River Baptists
  • 2005 – Andrew O'Connor - Tuvalu
  • 2004 – Julienne van Loon - Road Story
  • 2003 – Nicholas Angel - Drown Them in the Sea; Ruth Balint - Troubled Waters
  • 2002 – Danielle Wood - The Alphabet of Light and Dark
  • 2001 – Sarah Hay - Skins
  • 2000 – Stephen Gray - The Artist is a Thief
  • 1999 – Hsu-Ming Teo - Love and Vertigo
  • 1998 – Jennifer Kremmer - Pegasus in the Suburbs
  • 1997 – Eva Sallis - Hiam
  • 1996 – Bernard Cohen - The Blindman's Hat
  • 1995 – Richard King - Kindling Does For Firewood
  • 1994 – Darren Williams - Swimming In Silk
  • 1993 – Helen Demidenko - The Hand That Signed The Paper
  • 1992 – Fotini Epanomitis - The Mule's Foal
  • 1991 – Andrew McGahan - Praise
  • 1990 – Gillian Mears - The Mint Lawn
  • 1989 – Mandy Sayer - Mood Indigo
  • 1988 – Tom Flood - Oceana Fine
  • 1987 – Jim Sakkas - Ilias
  • 1986 – Robin Walton - Glace Fruits
  • 1985 – No prize awarded
  • 1984 – Kate Grenville - Lilian's Story
  • 1983 – Jenny Summerville - Shields Of Trell
  • 1982 – Brian Castro - Birds of Passage - Joint Winner; Nigel Krauth - Matilda, My Darling - Joint Winner
  • 1981 – Chris Matthews - Al Jazzar - Joint Winner; Tim Winton - An Open Swimmer - Joint Winner
  • 1980 – Archie Weller - The Day Of The Dog (Shortlisted); Paul Radley - Jack Rivers and Me (Winner Disqualified)

About the Australian Vogel Award

"The Australian/Vogel's Literary Award is one of Australia's richest and the most prestigious award for an unpublished manuscript by a writer under the age of thirty-five. Offering publication by Allen & Unwin, with an advance against royalties plus prize money totalling $20,000, The Australian/Vogel's Literary Award has launched the careers of some of Australia's most successful writers, including Tim Winton, Kate Grenville, Gillian Mears, Brian Castro, Mandy Sayer and Andrew McGahan."

Recent Winners