Award Winners


Pulitzer Prize for Fiction – The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead


Nobel Prize for Literature – Kazuo Ishiguro


Man Booker Prize – Lincoln in the Bardo by George Saunders


Man Booker International Prize – A Horse Walks into a Bar by David Grossman (translated by Jessica Cohen)




International Dublin Literary Award – Harvest by Jim Crace


Edgar Award for Crime Fiction – Rain Dogs by Adrian McKinty


Miles Franklin Award – Extinctions by Josephine Wilson


Indie Book Of The Year – Overall Winner – The Dry by Jane Harper




Indie Book of the Year – Fiction: The Last Painting of Sarah De Vos by Dominic Smith


Indie Book of the Year – Non-Fiction: Everywhere I lookby Helen Garner


Indie Book of the Year – Debut Fiction: The Dry by Jane Harper


ACA Lifetime Achievement in Literature – Thomas Keneally




Women’s Prize for Fiction – The Power by Naomi Alderman


Small Press Network’s Most Underrated Book Award – The Invisible War: A Tale of Two Scales by Briony Barr, Dr Gregory Crocetti, Ailsa Wild, Dr Jeremy Barr and Ben Hutchings


Walkley Book Award – Cardinal: The Rise and Fall of George Pell by Louise Millgan


Financial Times and McKinsey Business Book of the Year – Janesville by Amy Goldstein




Prime Minister’s Literary Award for Fiction – Their Brilliant Careers by Ryan O’Neil


Prime Minister’s Literary Award for Non-Fiction – Quicksilver by Nicolas Rothwell


Prime Minister’s Literary Award for Australian History – Atomic Thunder: The Maralinga Story by Elizabeth Tynan


Prime Minister’s Literary Award for Poetry – headwaters by Anthony Lawrence




Goldsmiths Prize – Solar Bones Mike McCormack


Costa Book Award – Days Without End by Sebastian Barry

 


Ned Kelly Award Best Fiction – Police at the station and they don’t look friendly by Adrian McKinty


Ned Kelly Award Best First Fiction – The Dry by Jane Harper




Ned Kelly Award Best True Crime – Getting Away With Murder by Duncan McNab


The Finch Memoir Prize – I knew You’d Have Brown Eyes by Mary Tennant


Victorian Prize for Literature – The Drover’s Wife by Leah Purcell


Victorian Premier’s Literary Awards/Fiction – Between a Wolf and a Dog by Georgia Blain




Victorian Premier’s Literary Awards/Non-Fiction – Offshore: Behind the wire on Manus and Nauru by Madeline Gleeson


Victorian Prize for Literature – The Drover’s Wife by Leah Purcell


Victorian Premier’s Literary Awards/Poetry – Carrying The World by Maxine Beneba Clarke


The Stella Prize – The Museum of Modern Love by Heather Rose



Barbara Jefferis Award – Hope Farm by Peggy Frew


Kibble Literary Award – Small Acts of Disappearance by Fiona Wright


Dobbie Literary Award – Salt Creek by Lucy Treloar


Aurealis Award: Fantasy – Nevernight by Jay Kristoff




Aurealis Award: Science Fiction- Gemina by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff


Aurealis Award: Horror- The Grief Hole by Trent Jamieson


ABIA Book of the Year – The Dry by Jane Harper


ABIA General Non-Fiction Book of the Year – The Road to Ruin by Niki Savva




ABIA General Fiction Book of the Year – The Dry by Jane Harper


ABIA International Book of the Year – Commonwealth by Ann Patchett

ABIA Literary Book of the Year – The Last Painting of Sara De Vos by Dominic Smith

ABIA Illustrated Book of the Year – Penguin Bloom by Cameron Bloom




ABIA Biography Book of the Year – Working Class Boy by Jimmy Barnes


ABIA Audio Book of the Year – The 78-storey Treehouse: Movie Opening Night by Andy Griffiths

ABIA Matt Richell Award for New Writer of the Year – Fight Like A Girl by Clementine Ford

ABIA Small Publishers’ Book of the Year – The Australian Native Bee Book by Tim Heard



Hugo Award (Best Novel) – The Fifth Season by N. K. Jemisin

 


Diagram Award for the oddest book title of the year – Too Naked for the Nazis by Alan Stafford

 


Vogel’s Award – The Lost Pages by Marija Pericic


Ashurst Business Literature Prize – Twiggy: The High-Stakes Life of Andrew Forrest by Andrew Burrell




Favourite Australian Romance Writer- Anne Gracie, author of the Chance sisters series


Dylan Thomas Prize – The High Places by Fiona McFarlane


Goldsboro Gold Dagger (CWA) – Life or Death by Michael Robotham


Australian Literature Society Gold Medal – Mannix by Brenda Niall




National Biography Award – Mannix by Brenda Niall


Not the Booker prize – The Summer That Melted Everything by Tiffany McDaniel


Patrick White Literary Award – Tony Birch


Australian Booksellers Association (ABA) Booksellers Choice Award The Birdman’s Wife by Melissa Ashley




National Book Award FICTION (US) – Sing, Unburied, Sing by Jesmyn Ward


National Book Award NON-FICTION (US) – The Future is History by Masha Gessen


National Book Award POETRY (US) – Half-light Collected Poems 1965-2016 by Frank Bidart


Gourmand World Cookbook Award – Overall Winner: Flavors of Indonesia: William Wongso’s Culinary Wonders by William Wongso




Andrew Carnegie Medal – Non-fiction: Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City by Matthew Desmond


Andrew Carnegie Medal – Fiction: The Underground Railway by Colson Whitehead


Aurealis Award: Graphic Novel or illustrated work- Negative Space by Owen Gieni and Ryan K Lindsay


Davitt winner: Adult Novel – The Dry by Jane Harper



Davitt winner: Non-fiction – Look What You Made Me Do: Fathers who kill, by Megan Norris


Davitt winner: Reader’s choice – The Dry by Jane Harper


James Tait Black Prizes for fiction The Lesser Bohemians by Eimear McBride


James Tait Black Prizes for biography The Vanishing Man: In Pursuit of Velazquez by Laura Cumming


Children’s & Young Adult Awards


Roald Dahl Funny Prize Ages 7-14 – I Am Still Not a Loser by Barry Loser


Roald Dahl Funny Prize – Under 6 years – Monkey Nut by Simon Rickerty


Prime Minister’s Literary Award for Young Adult Fiction – Words in Deep Blue by Cath Crowley


Prime Minister’s Literary Award for Children’s Fiction – Joint Winner – Home in the Rain by Bob Graham



Prime Minister’s Literary Award for Children’s Fiction – Joint Winner – Dragonfly Song by Wendy Orr


YA Book Prize – Only Ever Yours by Louise O’Neill


ABIA Older Readers Book of the Year (8-14 years) – The Bone Sparrow by Zara Fraillon


ABIA Children’s Book of the Year – The 78-Storey Treehouse by Andy Griffiths



ABIA Small Publishers’ Children’s Book of the Year – My Sister is a Superhero by Damon Young


CBCA Older Readers – One would think the deep by Claire Zorn


CBCA Younger Readers – Rockhopping by Trace Balla


CBCA Early Childhood – Go home, cheeky animals! by Johanna Bell and Dion Beasley




CBCA Picture Book – Home in the rain by Bob Graham


CBCA Eve Pownall Award – Amazing Animals of Australia’s National Parks by Gina M Newton


YABBA Younger Readers Fiction- You Choose… The Treasure of Dead Man’s Cover by George Ivanoff


YABBA Picture Story books- Pig The Pug by Aaron Blabey



YABBA Fiction Years 7-9 (teen)- Two Wolves by Tristan Bancks


YABBA Fiction Older Readers – The 52 Storey Treehouse by Andy Griffiths


CILIP Carnegie Medal – Salt to the sea by Ruta Sepetys


CILIP Kate Greenaway Medal – There is a tribe of kids by Lane Smith




Newbery Medal – Last Stop on Market Street by Matt De La Pena

Indie Book of the Year – Young Adult: Words in Deep Blue by Cath Crowley


Indie Book of the Year – Children’s: Circle by Jeannie Baker


Speech Pathology Awards – Indigenous Children – Mad Magpie by Gregg Dreise



Speech Pathology Awards – 8 to 10 years – Artie and the Grime Wave by Richard Roxburgh

Speech Pathology Awards – Birth to 3 years – Noisy Nature by Mandy A Kuhne


Speech Pathology Awards – 3 to 5 years – Me and You by Deborah Kelly and Karen Blair


Speech Pathology Awards – 5 to 8 years – Somewhere Else by Gus Gordon



Finding Winnie

The Caldecott Medal – Finding Winnie by Lindsay Mattick


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The Margaret A Edwards Award – David Levithan


The William C. Morris Award – Simon vs. The Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli


Victorian Premier’s Literary Awards/Young Adult – When Michael Met Mina by Randa Abdel-Fattah




Gold Inky – Words in Deep Blue by Cath Crowley


Silver Inky – Radio Silence by Alice Oseman


Aurealis Award: Children’s Novel- Kim Kane by When the Lyrenird Calls


Aurealis Award: Young Adult- Lady Helen and the Dark Days Pact by Alison Goodman


Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award – Wolf Erlbruch


Waterstones Children’s Book Prize – The Girl of Ink and Stars by Kiran Millwood Hargrave


The Environment Award for Children’s Literature: Picture Fiction – Chooks in Dinner Suits by Diane Jackson Hill and Craig Smith


The Environment Award for Children’s Literature: Non-fiction – Welcome to country by Aunty Joy Murphy and Lisa Kennedy




The Environment Award for Children’s Literature: Fiction – Juliet Nearly a Vet: Rainforest Camp by Rebecca Johnson


Crichton Award – The Patchwork Bike by Maxine Beneba Clarke and Van T Rudd


New Zealand Book Awards for Children and Young Adults: Picture Book Award – That’s not a hippopotamus! by Juliette MacIver and Sarah Davis


Davitt winner: Young Adult Novel – Frankie by Shivaun Plozza




Davitt winner: Children”s Novel – Wormwood Mire by Judith Rossell


National Book Award (US) – Young People’s Literature – Far From The Tree by Robin Benway