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 – Nevermoor: The Trials of Morrigan Crow by Jessica Townsend

Indie Book of the Year – Fiction: The Choke by Sofie Laguna

Indie Book of the Year – Non-Fiction: Sagalandby Richard Fidler and Kari Gislason

Indie Book of the Year – Debut Fiction: Wimmera by Mark Brandi

ACA Lifetime Achievement in Literature – Bruce Pascoe

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 – Inside the wave by Helen Dunmore


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 Trauma Cleaner by Sarah Krasnostein

Victorian Premier’s Literary Awards/Fiction – Australia Day by Melanie Cheng

Victorian Premier’s Literary Awards/Non-Fiction – The Trauma Cleaner by Sarah Krasnostein

Victorian Prize for Literature/Drama – Rice by Michele Lee

Victorian Premier’s Literary Awards/Poetry – Argosy by Bella Li

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: Wilder Country by Mark Smith

Indie Book of the Year – Children’s: Nevermoor: The Trials of Morrigan Crow by Jessica Townsend

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


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 – Nevermoor: The Trials of Morrigan Crow by Jessica Townsend

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