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Australian Literary Awards: Prime Minister's Award

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

Fiction Prize: 2008 - present

  • 2019 – The Death of Noah Glass Gail Jones
  • 2018 – Border Districts Gerald Murnane
  • 2017 – Their Brilliant Careers Ryan O'Neill
  • 2016  – The Life of Houses Lisa Gorton; The Natural Way of Things Charlotte Wood
  • 2015 – The Golden Age Joan London
  • 2014 – A World of Other People Steven Carroll (Harper Collins) & The Narrow Road to the Deep North  Richard Flanagan (Vintage Australia)
  • 2013 – Questions of Travel  Michelle de Kretser
  • 2012 – Foal's Bread — Gillian Mears
  • 2011 – Traitor  Stephen Daisley
  • 2010 – Dog Boy  Eva Hornung
  • 2009 – The Boat  Nam Le
  • 2008 – The Zookeeper’s War  Steven Conte

Poetry Prize: 2012 - present

  • 2019 – Sun Music: New and Selected Poems  Judith Beveridge
  • 2018 – Blindness and Rage: A Phantasmagoria — Brian Castro
  • 2017 – Headwaters — Anthony Lawrence
  • 2016 – The Hazards — Sarah Holland-Batt
  • 2015 – Poems 1957–2013 — Geoffrey Lehmann
  • 2014 – Drag Down to Unlock or Place an Emergency Call — Melinda Smith
  • 2013 – Jam Tree Gully — John Kinsella
  • 2012 – Interferon Psalms — Luke Davies

About the Prime Minister's Literary Award