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Learning Resource Centre: Award Winning Books

Australian Book Industry Awards

An Award for: Australian books of all persuasions.  
Voted by: Australian ‘Book makers’: authors, editors, publishing professionals and retailers.

Gold ABIA for Book of the Year, New Writer of The Year and Younger Children's Book of the Year

Book of the Year for Older Children

Literary Fiction Book of The Year

Indies

An Award For: Australian books of a high quality that have sold well at independent bookstores.
Voted by: Australian independent booksellers.

Indies Category Winner – Children's and Book of the Year

Indies Category Winner – Fiction

Indies Category Winner – Non-Fiction

Man Booker Prize/Man Booker International

 

An Award For: The Best English Language Book of the Year and the Best Translated Book of the Year. 
Voted By: A small panel of judges, that changes each year. 

2017 Man Booker Prize Winner

2018 Man Booker International Prize Winner

Barbara Jefferis Award

An Award For: "The best novel written by an Australian author that depicts women and girls in a positive way or otherwise empowers the status of women and girls in society."

Awarded: Biennially. 

2016 Barbara Jefferis Award Winner

Franz Kafka Prize

An Award For: Lifetime contribution to literature, honouring writers who can hand over "a testimony about our times". 
Sponsored By: The Franz Kafka Society and the city of Prague. 

2017 Winner: Margaret Atwood

Stella Prize

An Award for: Australian women, writing Literary fiction and non-fiction.
The Prize: $50,000.

2018 Winner

Victorian Premier's Literary Awards


An Award For: Australian fiction, non-fiction, drama, young adult and poetry.
The Prize: Category winners receive $20,000 whilst the overall winner receives $100,000 in prize money.
Writing for Young Adults Winner

People's Choice Winner

Fiction Prize Winner

Miles Franklin Literary Award

An Award For: A novel which is of the highest literary merit and presents Australian life in any of its phases. 

The Prize: $60,000

2017 Winner

Children's Book Council of Australia

An Award For: The best Australian Children's books of the year.
Voted By: The CBCA, a non for profit, volunteer run organisation which aims to engage the community with literature for young Australians.

Book of the Year: Older Readers

Book of the Year: Older Readers - Honours

Prime Minister's Literary Awards

An Award For: Australian writing, ranging from poetry to children's fiction to Australian history.

The Prize: The Winner of each category receives $80,000.

2017 Fiction Winner

2017 Young Adult Fiction Winner

Inky Awards

An Award For: High-quality young adult literature, written by Australian and International authors. 
Voted By:
The 'INKYs' voted for online by teen readers at InsideaDog.com.au. Check out the website if you are a teenager and would like to vote.

Winner of the 2017 Gold Inky Award

Winner of the 2017 Silver Inky Award

CLIP Carnegie Medal

An Award For: An outstanding book written in English for children and young people.
Voted By: Librarians from around the UK. 

CILIP Carnegie Medal Winner 2017

Kibble and Dobbie Awards

An Award For: Female Australian authors whose work has a strong personal element.
Awarded: Biennially.

Winner of the 2016 Kibble Award (For Established Authors)

Winner of the 2016 Dobbie Award (For First Time Novelists)

Nobel Prize in Literature

An Award For: Lifetime contribution to literature.
Previous Winners Include: T.S. Eliot, Toni Morrison,  Ernest Hemmingway, Doris Lessing, Patrick White.

2017 Nobel Laureate for Literature: Kazuo Ishiguro

The Pulitzer Prize for Fiction

An Award For: distinguished fiction by an American author. 
Previous Winners Include: Donna Tartt, Cormac Mccarthy, Jeffrey Eugenides. 

2016 Winner: 

ALS Gold Medal

An Award For: Oustanding Australian literature. 
Voted By: The Australian Literature Society and its members. 

2017 Winner

 

          

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