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Australian Literary Awards: Queensland Literary Awards

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

Prize for Fiction: 1979 to present

  • 2020 –  Mirandi Riwoe - Stone Sky Gold Mountain
  • 2019 – Carrie Tiffany - Exploded View
  • 2018 – Kim Scott – Taboo
  • 2017 – Melissa Ashley - The Birdman's Wife
  • 2016 – Georgia Blain - Between a Wolf and a Dog
  • 2015 – Joan London - The Golden Age
  • 2014 – Richard Flanagan - Narrow Road to the Deep North
  • 2013 – Melissa Lucashenko - Mullumbimby
  • 2012 – Frank Moorhouse - Cold Light
  • 2011 – Amanda Lohrey - Reading Madame Bovary
  • 2010 – J.M. Coetzee - Summertime
  • 2009 – Richard Flanagan - Wanting
  • 2008 – Helen Garner - Spare Room
  • 2007 – Alexis Wright - Carpentaria
  • 2006 – Brian Castro - The Garden Book
  • 2005 – Tim Winton - The Turning
  • 2004 – J.M Coetzee - Elizabeth Costello
  • 2003 – Janette Turner Hospital - Due Preparations For The Plague
  • 2002 – Venero Armanno - The Volcano
  • 2001 – Peter Carey - True History of the Kelly Gang
  • 2000 – Thea Astley - Drylands
  • 1999 – Les Murray - Freddy Neptune

Judith Wright Calanthe Award for Poetry: 1997 - present

  • 2020 – Pi.O - Heide
  • 2019 – Alison Whittaker - Blakwork
  • 2018 – Michael Farrell –  I Love Poetry
  • 2017 – Antigone Kefala - Fragments
  • 2016 – David Musgrave - Anatomy of Voice
  • 2015 – Les Murray - Waiting for the Past
  • 2014 – David Malouf - Earth Hour
  • 2013 – John Kinsella - Jam Tree Gully
  • 2012 – Peter Rose - Crimson Crop
  • 2011 – John Tranter - Starlight: 150 poems
  • 2010 – Peter Boyle - Apocrypha
  • 2009 Emma Jones - The Striped World
  • 2008 – David Malouf - Typewriter Music
  • 2007 – Laurie Duggan - The Passenger
  • 2006 – John Kinsella - The New Arcadia
  • 2005 – Sarah Day - The Ship
  • 2004 – Judith Beveridge - Wolf Notes
  • 2003 – Emma Lew - Anything the Landlord Touches
  • 2002 – Alan Wearne - The Lovemakers
  • 2001 – Brook Emery - And Dug My Fingers Into Sand
  • 2000 – Luke Davis - Running with the Light
  • 1999 – Anthony Lawrence - Skinned by Light
  • 1997 – Emily Ballou - Enter

Steele Rudd Award for Stort Stories: 1988 - present

  • 2020 – Joey Bui - Lucky Ticket
  • 2019 – Debra Adelaide - Zebra: And Other Stories
  • 2018 – Jennifer Down – Pulse Points
  • 2017 – Kyra Giorgi - The Circle and the Equator
  • 2016 – Elizabeth Harrower - A Few Days in the Country and Other Stories; Fiona McFarlane - The High Places
  • 2015 – Christos Tsiolkas - Merciless Gods
  • 2014 – Ceridwen Dovey -  Only the Animals
  • 2013 – Cate Kennedy - Like a House on Fire
  • 2012 – Janette Turner Hospital - Forecast: Turbulence
  • 2011 – Amanda Lohrey - Reading Madame Bovary
  • 2010 – Karen Hitchcock - Little White Slips
  • 2009 – Nam Le - The Boat
  • 2008 – John Hughes - Someone Else
  • 2007 – David Malouf - Every Move you Make
  • 2006 – Craig Cormick - A Funny Things Happened at 27 000 Feet...
  • 2005 – John Clanchy - Vincenzo's Garden
  • 2004 – Eva Sallis - Mahjar
  • 2003 – Gillian Mears - A Map of the Gardens
  • 2001 – Judith Clarke - Wolf on the Fold
  • 2000 – Elliot Perman - The Reasons I Won't Be Coming; Merlinda Bobis - White Turtle

About the Queensland Literary Award

The Queensland Literary Awards continues the important tradition of the Queensland Premier's Literary Awards that began in 1999 and ceased in 2012 when state government pulled funding.