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Australian Literary Awards: Age Book of the Year

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

Age Book of the Year Award Fiction Winners: 1974 - 2011 (Ceased)

  • 2011 – Fiona McGregor - Indelible Ink
  • 2010 – Alex Miller - Lovesong
  • 2009 – Steven Amsterdam - Things We Didn't See Coming
  • 2008 – Tim Winton - Breath
  • 2007 – David Malouf - Every Move You Make
  • 2006 – Jennifer Maiden - Friendly Fire
  • 2005 – Gay Bilson - Plenty
  • 2004 – Luke Davies - Totem
  • 2003 – Sonya Hartnett - Of a Boy
  • 2002 – Don Watson - Recollections of a Bleeding Heart
  • 2001 – Peter Carey - True History of the Kelly Gang
  • 2000 – Amy Witting - Isobel on the Way to the Cornershop
  • 1999 – Ken Inglis - Sacred Places
  • 1998 – Elliott Perlman - Three Dollars
  • 1997 – Roberta Sykes - Snake Cradle
  • 1996 – Thea Astley - The Multiple Effects of Rainshadow
  • 1995 – Rod Jones - Billy Sunday
  • 1994 – Peter Carey - The Unusual Life of Tristam Smith
  • 1993 – Elizabeth Jolley - The Georges’ Wife, John Tranter - At the Florida
  • 1992 – Marion Halligan - Lover’s Knots
  • 1991 – Brian Castro - Double Wolf, David Marr - Patrick White: A Life
  • 1990 – Gwen Harwood - Blessed City, Glenda Adams - Longleg
  • 1989 – Elizabeth Jolley - My Father’s Moon
  • 1988 – Frank Moorhouse - Forty-seventeen
  • 1987 – Jessica Anderson - Stories from the Warm Zone
  • 1986 – Joan London - Sister Ships
  • 1985 – Peter Carey - Illywhacker
  • 1984 – Nicholas Hasluck - The Bellarmine Jug
  • 1983 – Elizabeth Jolley - Mr Scobie’s Riddle
  • 1982 – David Malouf - Fly Away Peter
  • 1981 – Blanche d’Alpuget - Turtle Beach
  • 1980 – David Ireland - A Woman of the Future, Murray Bail - Homesickness
  • 1979 – Roger McDonald - 1915
  • 1978 – Christopher Koch - The Year of Living Dangerously
  • 1977 – Graham Freudenberg - A Certain Grandeur
  • 1976 – A. D. Hope - A Late Picking
  • 1975 – Thea Astley - A Kindness Cup
  • 1974 - David Foster - The Pure Land

About the Age Book of the Year Award