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Learning Resource Centre: Award Winning Books

Man Booker Prize


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

2019 Man Booker Prize Winners

The Pulitzer Prize for Fiction

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

2019 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.
Victorian Prize for Literature

Fiction Prize Winner

Young Adult 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.

2019 Book of the Year: Older Readers

Stella Prize

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

2019 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

2019 Winner


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

Indies Book of the Year

Indies Category Winner – Fiction

Indies Category Winner – Non-Fiction

Prime Minister's Literary Awards

2019 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 Check out the website if you are a teenager and would like to vote.

Winner of the 2019 Gold Inky Award

Winner of the 2019 Silver Inky Award

Women's Prize


An Award For: The best book in English by a woman throughout the world. 
Previous Winners Include: Zadie Smith, Barbara Kingsolver, Chimamamanda Ngozi Adichie, Kate Grenville  

2019 Winner: 

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, Literary Book of the Year

Small Publishers' Children's Book of The Year

CILIP 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 2019



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