The Age Book of the Year Award

Given by The Age

Other Names: The Age Book of the Year, Age Book of the Year Award, Dinny O'Hearn Poetry Prize
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The Age Book of the Year Awards are annual literary awards presented by Melbourne's The Age newspaper. The awards were first presented in 1974. Since 1998 they have been presented as part of the show more Melbourne Writers Festival. Initially, two awards were given, one for fiction (or imaginative writing), the other for non-fiction work, but in 1993, a poetry award in honour of Dinny O'Hearn was added. The criteria are that the works be "of outstanding literary merit and express Australian identity or character" and published in the year before the awards are made. One of the award-winners is chosen as The Age Book of the Year. show less
Stages:
All, Winner (74), Shortlist (290), No Stage (17)
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Years:
All, 2022 (1), 2012 (13), 2011 (10), 2010 (10), 2009 (11), 2008 (11), 2007 (9), 2006 (10), 2005 (10), 2004 (10), 2003 (11), 2002 (11), 2001 (11), 2000 (9), 1999 (12), 1998 (9), 1997 (9), 1996 (11), 1995 (10), 1994 (9), 1993 (8), 1992 (9), 1991 (6), 1990 (8), 1989 (10), 1988 (10), 1987 (9), 1986 (9), 1985 (14), 1984 (14), 1983 (12), 1982 (11), 1981 (8), 1980 (7), 1979 (9), 1978 (15), 1977 (7), 1976 (7), 1975 (6), 1974 (5)

Winner 74

WorkCategoryYear
Foal's Bread by Gillian MearsFiction2012
1835: The Founding of Melbourne & the Conquest of Australia by James BoyceNon fiction2012
Indelible Ink by Fiona McGregorFiction2011
A Three-cornered Life: The Historian W.K. Hancock by Jim DavidsonNon fiction2011
Lovesong by Alex MillerFiction2010
Ten Hail Marys by Kate HowarthNon fiction2010
Things We Didn't See Coming by Steven AmsterdamFiction2009
Down to the Crossroads by Guy RundleNon fiction2009
Breath by Tim WintonFiction2008
American Journeys by Don WatsonNon fiction2008
Every Move You Make by David MaloufFiction2007
Colonial Ambition by Peter CochraneNon fiction2007
Dead Europe by Christos TsiolkasFiction2006
Velocity: A Memoir by Mandy SayerNon fiction2006
Sixty Lights by Gail JonesFiction2005
Plenty : digressions on food by Gay BilsonNon fiction2005
The White Earth by Andrew McGahanFiction2004
A Death in Brazil: A Book of Omissions by Peter RobbNon fiction2004
Of a Boy by Sonya HartnettFiction2003
Charles Conder: The Last Bohemian by Ann GalballyNon fiction2003
Gilgamesh by Joan LondonFiction2002
Recollections of a Bleeding Heart: Paul Keating PM by Don WatsonNon fiction2002
True History of the Kelly Gang by Peter CareyFiction2001
The life and myth of Charmian Clift by Nadia WheatleyNon fiction2001
Isobel on the Way to the Corner Shop by Amy WittingFiction2000
Craft for a Dry Lake by Kim MahoodNon fiction2000
The Deep Field by James BradleyFiction1999
Sacred Places: War Memorials in the Australian Landscape by K. S. InglisNon fiction1999
Three Dollars by Elliot PerlmanFiction1998
The Reds by Stuart MacintyreNon fiction1998
Jack Maggs by Peter CareyFiction1997
Snake Cradle by Roberta B. SykesNon fiction1997
The Multiple Effects of Rainshadow by Thea AstleyFiction1996
Robin Boyd: A Life (Melbourne University Press Australian Lives) by Geoffrey SerleNon fiction1996
Billy Sunday: A Novel by Rod JonesFiction1995
The Future Eaters: An Ecological History of the Australasian Lands and People by Tim FlanneryNon fiction1995
The Unusual Life of Tristan Smith by Peter CareyFiction1994
Lyrebird rising : Louise Hanson-Dyer of Oiseau-Lyre, 1884-1962 by Jim DavidsonNon fiction1994
The Georges' Wife by Elizabeth JolleyFiction1993
Journeyings: The Biography of a Middle-Class Generation 1920-1990 by Janet McCalmanNon fiction1993
Lovers Knots: A Hundred-Year Novel by Marion HalliganFiction1992
A Fence Around the Cuckoo by Ruth ParkNon fiction1992
Double-Wolf by Brian CastroFiction1991
Patrick White: A Life by David MarrNon fiction1991
Longleg by Glenda AdamsFiction1990
Blessed city: The letters of Gwen Harwood to Thomas Riddell, January to September 1943 (Imprint) by Gwen HarwoodNon fiction1990
Mariners are warned! : John Lort Stokes and H.M.S. Beagle in Australia 1837-1843 by Marsden HordernNon fiction1989
Forty-seventeen by Frank MoorhouseFiction1988
Big-noting : the heroic theme in Australian war writing by Robin GersterNon fiction1988
Stories from the Warm Zone by Jessica AndersonFiction1987
The Fatal Shore by Robert HughesNon fiction1987
Sister Ships and other stories by Joan LondonFiction1986
George Johnston: A biography by Garry KinnaneNon fiction1986
Illywhacker by Peter CareyFiction1985
Mapping The Paddocks by Chester EagleNon fiction1985
Vietnam: A Reporter's War by Hugh LunnNon fiction1985
The Bellarmine Jug by Nicholas HasluckFiction1984
H.B. Higgins: The Rebel as Judge by John RickardNon fiction1984
Mr. Scobie's Riddle by Elizabeth JolleyFiction1983
A history of Tasmania. Volume I. Van Diemen's Land from the earliest times to 1855 by L. L. RobsonNon fiction1983
Fly Away Peter by David MaloufFiction1982
John Monash: A Biography by Geoffrey SerleNon fiction1982
A Million Wild Acres by Eric C. RollsNon fiction1981
Homesickness by Murray BailFiction1980
A Woman of the Future by David IrelandFiction1980
1915 by Roger McDonaldFiction1979
The Year of Living Dangerously by Christopher J. KochFiction1978
The Anzacs by Patsy Adam-SmithNon fiction1978
A certain grandeur : Gough Whitlam in politics by Graham FreudenbergNon fiction1977
A late picking : poems 1965-1974 by A. D. HopeFiction1976
Capitalism, Socialism and the Environment by Hugh StrettonNon fiction1976
A Kindness Cup by Thea AstleyFiction1975
Pure Land by David FosterFiction1974
A History of Australia, Vol. 3: The Beginning of an Australian Civilization 1824-1851 by Manning ClarkNon fiction1974

Shortlist 290

WorkCategoryYear
What the Family Needed: A Novel by Steven AmsterdamFiction2012
Spirit House by Mark DapinFiction2012
The Meaning of Grace by Deborah ForsterFiction2012
Forecast: Turbulence by Janette Turner HospitalFiction2012
Double Entry: How the Merchants of Venice Created Modern Finance by Jane Gleeson-WhiteNon-fiction2012
Hiroshima Nagasaki: The Real Story of the Atomic Bombings and Their Aftermath by Paul HamNon-fiction2012
Kinglake-350 by Adrian HylandNon-fiction2012
Fishing the River of Time by Tony TaylorNon-fiction2012
First Light by Kate FaganPoetry2012
The Welfare of My Enemy by Anthony LawrencePoetry2012
Late night shopping by Rhyll McMasterPoetry2012
Like being a wife by Catherine HarrisFiction2011
The Mary Smokes Boys by Patrick HollandFiction2011
Bright and Distant Shores by Dominic SmithFiction2011
Bereft by Chris WomersleyFiction2011
Sydney by Delia FalconerNon-fiction2011
When It Rains: A Memoir by Maggie MacKellarNon-fiction2011
When horse became saw by Anthony MacrisNon-fiction2011
The many worlds of R. H. Mathews : in search of an Australian anthropologist by Martin ThomasNon-fiction2011
Parrot and Olivier in America by Peter CareyFiction2010
Summertime: Scenes from Provincial Life by J. M. CoetzeeFiction2010
The World Beneath by Cate KennedyFiction2010
Come Inside by G L OsborneFiction2010
Flying with paper wings : reflections on living with madness by Sandy JeffsNon-fiction2010
Listening to Country: A Journey to the Heart of What It Means to Belong by Ros MoriartyNon-fiction2010
The lost mother : a story of art and love by Anne SummersNon-fiction2010
Otherland: A Journey with My Daughter by Maria TumarkinNon-fiction2010
Look Who's Morphing by Tom ChoFiction2009
Butterfly by Sonya HartnettFiction2009
Cooee: A Novel by Vivienne KellyFiction2009
Ransom by David MaloufFiction2009
Gough Whitlam: A Moment in History by Jenny HockingNon-fiction2009
Tall Man: The Death of Doomadgee by Chloe HooperNon-fiction2009
Darwin's Armada: Four Voyages and the Battle for the Theory of Evolution by Iain McCalmanNon-fiction2009
The Red Highway by Nicolas RothwellNon-fiction2009
Diary of a Bad Year by J. M. CoetzeeFiction2008
Burning in by Mireille JuchauFiction2008
The Orphan Gunner by Sara KnoxFiction2008
The Good Parents by Joan LondonFiction2008
I Am Melba by Ann BlaineyNon-fiction2008
Van Diemen's Land by James BoyceNon-fiction2008
An Exacting Heart: The Story of Hephzibah Menuhin by Jacqueline KentNon-fiction2008
A Family History of Smoking by Andrew RiemerNon-fiction2008
The Time We Have Taken by Steven CarrollFiction2007
Sucked In by Shane MaloneyFiction2007
Careless by Deborah RobertsonFiction2007
Carpentaria by Alexis WrightFiction2007
Back from the Brink: How Australia's Landscape can be Saved by Peter AndrewsNon-fiction2007
Unpolished Gem: My Mother, My Grandmother, and Me by Alice PungNon-fiction2007
The Resurrectionist by James BradleyFiction2006
Slow Man by J. M. CoetzeeFiction2006
The Secret River by Kate GrenvilleFiction2006
A trial separation : Australia and the decolonisation of Papua New Guinea by Donald DenoonNon-fiction2006
The Weather Makers : How Man Is Changing the Climate and What It Means for Life on Earth by Tim FlanneryNon-fiction2006
Thunder from the Silent Zone: Rethinking China by Paul MonkNon-fiction2006
Florence Broadhurst: Her Secret & Extraordinary Lives by Helen O'NeillNon-fiction2006
Surrender by Sonya HartnettFiction2005
The Marsh Birds by Eva SallisFiction2005
I Have Kissed Your Lips by Gerard WindsorFiction2005
A certain maritime incident : the sinking of SIEV X by Tony KevinNon-fiction2005
Leaving Year Zero: Stories of Surviving Pol Pot's Cambodia by Richard LunnNon-fiction2005
In Tasmania: Adventures at the End of the World by Nicholas ShakespeareNon-fiction2005
Pig City: From the Saints to Savage Garden by Andrew StaffordNon-fiction2005
March by Geraldine Brooks2005
My Life as a Fake by Peter CareyFiction2004
The Boy by Julian DaviesFiction2004
How the Light Gets In by M. J. HylandFiction2004
Inside Out by Robert AdamsonNon-fiction2004
Einstein's Heroes: Imagining the World Through the Language of Mathematics by Robyn ArianrhodNon-fiction2004
Dancing With Strangers: Europeans and Australians at First Contact by Inga ClendinnenNon-fiction2004
Car Wars : How the Car Won Our Hearts and Conquered Our Cities by Graeme DavisonNon-fiction2004
Shanghai Dancing by Brian CastroFiction2003
Black Mirror by Gail JonesFiction2003
The Hamilton Case by Michelle de KretserFiction2003
Journey to the Stone Country by Alex MillerFiction2003
The Philosopher's Dog by Raimond GaitaNon-fiction2003
Broken Song: T.G.H. Strehlow and Aboriginal Possession by Barry HillNon-fiction2003
Black sheep : journey to Borroloola by Nicholas JoseNon-fiction2003
Pushing Time Away: My Grandfather and the Tragedy of Jewish Vienna by Peter SingerNon-fiction2003
Confessing a Murder by Nicholas DraysonFiction2002
Gould's Book of Fish by Richard FlanaganFiction2002
Moral Hazard by Kate JenningsFiction2002
Dirt Music by Tim WintonFiction2002
Gallipoli by Les CarlyonNon-fiction2002
Stasiland: Stories from Behind the Berlin Wall by Anna FunderNon-fiction2002
The Carpet Wars: From Kabul to Baghdad: A Ten-Year Journey Along Ancient Trade Routes by Christopher KremmerNon-fiction2002
An Indelible Stain?: The Question of Genocide in Australia's History by Henry ReynoldsNon-fiction2002
Last Drinks by Andrew McGahanFiction2001
Conditions of Faith by Alex MillerFiction2001
Dark Palace by Frank MoorhouseFiction2001
Flying in Silence by Gerry TurcotteFiction2001
The White Divers of Broome. The true story of a fatal experiment by John BaileyNon-fiction2001
The colonial earth by Tim BonyhadyNon-fiction2001
Broken Circles: Fragmenting Indigenous Families 1800-2000 by Anna HaebichNon-fiction2001
The Essence of Capitalism: The Origins of Our Future by Humphrey McQueenNon-fiction2001
Drylands by Thea AstleyFiction2000
Tin toys by Anson CameronFiction2000
NYC by Catherine FordFiction2000
Tiger's Eye: A Memoir by Inga ClendinnenNon-fiction2000
A Better Woman : A Memoir of Motherhood by Susan JohnsonNon-fiction2000
Stravinsky's Lunch by Drusilla ModjeskaNon-fiction2000
Prowler by Marion CampbellFiction1999
Last of the sane days by Fiona CappFiction1999
Layers of the city by Antoni JachFiction1999
The Hunter by Julia LeighFiction1999
Burning Sunday by Michael McCoyFiction1999
Ngarrindjeri Wurruwarrin: A World That Is, Was and Will Be by Diane BellNon-fiction1999
White Nation: Fantasies of White Supremacy in a Multicultural Society by Ghassan HageNon-fiction1999
Sex and Suffering: Women's Health and a Women's Hospital by Janet McCalmanNon-fiction1999
Frontier Lands and Pioneer Legends: How Pastoralists Gained Karuwali Land by Pamela Lukin WatsonNon-fiction1999
Sins of the brother: The definitive story of Ivan Milat and the backpacker murders by Mark WhittakerNon-fiction1999
Eucalyptus by Murray BailFiction1998
The Golden Dress by Marion HalliganFiction1998
Mr. Darwin's Shooter by Roger McDonaldFiction1998
Sister, Sister by Anna Rosner BlayNon-fiction1998
South of my days : a biography of Judith Wright by Veronica BradyNon-fiction1998
Romulus, My Father by Raimond GaitaNon-fiction1998
Stepper by Brian CastroFiction1997
The Service of Clouds by Delia FalconerFiction1997
The Chosen by David IrelandFiction1997
The Europeans in Australia : a history by Alan AtkinsonNon-fiction1997
The Fiftieth Gate by Mark Raphael BakerNon-fiction1997
Night Letters by Robert DessaixFiction1996
The Drowner by Robert DreweFiction1996
The Glade within the Grove by David FosterFiction1996
The Island in the Mind by Rodney HallFiction1996
The Conversations at Curlow Creek by David MaloufFiction1996
Keating: The Inside Story by John EdwardsNon-fiction1996
Hunters and Collectors: The Antiquarian Imagination in Australia (Studies in Australian History) by Tom GriffithsNon-fiction1996
Spaces in Her Day: Australian Women's Diaries, 1920s and 1930s by Katie HolmesNon-fiction1996
Death of a River Guide by Richard FlanaganFiction1995
The Grass Sister by Gillian MearsFiction1995
The sitters by Alex MillerFiction1995
Bearbrass : imagining early Melbourne by Robyn AnnearNon-fiction1995
The First Stone: Some Questions About Sex and Power by Helen GarnerNon-fiction1995
One Summer, Every Summer - An Ashes Journal by Gideon HaighNon-fiction1995
Good Times, Hard Times: The Past and the Future in Elizabeth by Mark PeelNon-fiction1995
Coda by Thea AstleyFiction1994
The White Woman (Uqp Paperbacks) by Liam DavisonFiction1994
Seasonal Adjustments by Adib KhanFiction1994
Rose Scott: Vision and Revision in Feminism by Judith A. AllenNon-fiction1994
Georgiana : a biography of Georgiana McCrae, painter, diarist, pioneer by Brenda NiallNon-fiction1994
Noel Counihan: Artist and Revolutionary by Bernard SmithNon-fiction1994
Soundings (Uqp Fiction) by Liam DavisonFiction1993
The Mule's Foal by Fotini EpanomitisFiction1993
The Toucher by Dorothy HewettFiction1993
Take Me to Paris, Johnny by John FosterNon-fiction1993
Christina Stead: A Biography by Hazel RowleyNon-fiction1993
Vanishing Points by Thea AstleyFiction1992
Micky Darlin' by Victor KelleherFiction1992
The Ancestor Game by Alex MillerFiction1992
Wards of the state : an autobiographical novella by Robert AdamsonNon-fiction1992
Tell Me I'm Here: One Family's Experience of Schizophrenia by Anne DevesonNon-fiction1992
Waterloo Creek : the Australia Day massacre of 1838, George Gipps and the British conquest of New South Wales by Roger MillissNon-fiction1992
Inside Outside: Life Between Two Worlds (Imprint Lives) by Andrew RiemerNon-fiction1992
Cloudstreet by Tim WintonFiction1991
Sitting in by Barry HillNon-fiction1991
My strange friend: An autobiography (Picador) by David MartinNon-fiction1991
The Seeds of Time: The Life of Sir Macfarlane Burnet by Christopher SextonNon-fiction1991
Spider Cup by Marion HalliganFiction1990
The Great World by David MaloufFiction1990
Translation by John A. ScottFiction1990
Marriages by Amy WittingFiction1990
Australians at home : a documentary history of Australian domestic interiors from 1788 to 1914 by Terence LaneNon-fiction1990
Poppy by Drusilla ModjeskaNon-fiction1990
Company of Images by Janine BurkeFiction1989
The Mountain by Graham HendersonFiction1989
Towards Asmara by Thomas KeneallyFiction1989
The bathing-machine called the twentieth century by Nigel KrauthFiction1989
I for Isobel by Amy WittingFiction1989
The Puzzles of Childhood by Manning ClarkNon-fiction1989
Don't Take Your Love to Town by Ruby LangfordNon-fiction1989
Martin Boyd, a life by Brenda NiallNon-fiction1989
MY FATHER'S SON by Ric ThrossellNon-fiction1989
It's Raining in Mango by Thea AstleyFiction1988
Oscar and Lucinda by Peter CareyFiction1988
Joan Makes History by Kate GrenvilleFiction1988
Out of the Line of Fire by Mark HenshawFiction1988
Louisa by Brian MatthewsNon-fiction1988
Survival in Our Own Land: 'Aboriginal' Experiences in 'South Australia' since 1836 by Christobel MattingleyNon-fiction1988
Paradise found and lost by O. H. K. SpateNon-fiction1988
Two Centuries of Panic: A History of Corporate Collapses in Australia by Trevor SykesNon-fiction1988
Holden's Performance by Murray BailFiction1987
Propinquity by John MacgregorFiction1987
Home Is the Sailor by Nancy PhelanFiction1987
Sky poems by Philip SalomFiction1987
Arthur Phillip, 1738-1814: His Voyaging by Alan FrostNon-fiction1987
The limits of hope : soldier settlement in Victoria, 1915-38 by Marilyn LakeNon-fiction1987
Whole Life: An Autobiography by Morris LurieNon-fiction1987
Auschwitz Poems by Lily BrettFiction1986
Postcards from Surfers by Helen GarnerFiction1986
Going Home: Stories by Archie WellerFiction1986
The Soldiers Story by Terry BurstallNon-fiction1986
The war diaries of Weary Dunlop : Java and the Burma-Thailand Railway 1942-1945 by E. E. DunlopNon-fiction1986
Plankton's luck: A life in retrospect by Mungo MacCallumNon-fiction1986
Heroes by John PilgerNon-fiction1986
Home Time by Beverley FarmerFiction1985
Dog Rock by David FosterFiction1985
The Children's Bach by Helen GarnerFiction1985
Selected poems 1963-1983 by Robert GrayFiction1985
A Family Madness by Thomas KeneallyFiction1985
The Doubleman by C. J. KochFiction1985
Benton's conviction by Geoff PageFiction1985
Memory Ireland: Insights Into the Contemporary Irish Condition by Vincent BuckleyNon-fiction1985
A Knockabout With A Slouch Hat by T. A. G. HungerfordNon-fiction1985
Raffaello! Raffaello!: A biography of Raffaello Carboni by Desmond O'GradyNon-fiction1985
The moon man : a biography of Nikolai Miklouho-Maclay by E. M. WebsterNon-fiction1985
The Man Who Stayed Below by Alan GouldFiction1984
Stories from suburban road : an autobiographical collection, 1920-1939 by T. A. G. HungerfordFiction1984
Harland's Half Acre by David MaloufFiction1984
Loving Daughters by Olga MastersFiction1984
Serpent's Tooth: An Autobiographical Novel by Roger MillissFiction1984
Shallows by Tim WintonFiction1984
Punishment short of death : a history of the penal settlement at Norfolk Island by Margaret HazzardNon-fiction1984
Struggletown: Public and Private Life in Richmond, 1900-1965 by Janet McCalmanNon-fiction1984
Will Dyson: Cartoonist, etcher, and Australia's finest war artist by Ross McMullinNon-fiction1984
Wild man of letters: The story of P.R. Stephensen by Craig MunroNon-fiction1984
The boy Adeodatus : the portrait of a lucky young bastard by Bernard SmithNon-fiction1984
Gilbert Murray: A Life by F R WestNon-fiction1984
The Bodysurfers by Robert DreweFiction1983
The cure by Peter KocanFiction1983
Doctor Wooreddy's Prescription for Enduring the Ending of the World by MudroorooFiction1983
The People's Otherworld by Les A. MurrayFiction1983
Full fathom five by Mary Albertus BainNon-fiction1983
Shackleton's Forgotten Men: The Untold Tragedy of the Endurance Epic (Adrenaline Classic Series) by Lennard BickelNon-fiction1983
Cutting Green Hay - Friendships, Movements and Cultural Conflicts In Australia's Great Decades by Vincent BuckleyNon-fiction1983
Sons in the saddle by Mary DurackNon-fiction1983
Against the stream : the memories of a philosophical anarchist, 1927-1939 by A. F. HowellsNon-fiction1983
This is the ABC : the Australian Broadcasting Commission, 1932-1983 by K. S. InglisNon-fiction1983
An Item from the Late News by Thea AstleyFiction1982
Sister Kate by Jean BedfordFiction1982
Just Relations by Rodney HallFiction1982
Child's Play, with Eustace and The Prowler by David MaloufFiction1982
The Plains by Gerald MurnaneFiction1982
Robert Hawke by Blanche d'AlpugetNon-fiction1982
Gods and Politicians by Bruce GrantNon-fiction1982
The Golden Age of Australian Opera: W. S. Lyster and His Companies, 1861-1880 (Music) by Harold LoveNon-fiction1982
France Australe : a study of French explorations and attempts to found a penal colony and strategic base in south western Australia, 1503-1826 by Leslie Ronald MarchantNon-fiction1982
Bliss by Peter CareyFiction1981
Moonlite by David FosterFiction1981
City of Women by David IrelandFiction1981
Nero's poems: Translations of the public and private poems of the Emperor Nero by Geoffrey LehmannFiction1981
Trial Balance by H. C. CoombsNon-fiction1981
Annie's Coming Out by Rosemary CrossleyNon-fiction1981
A Fortunate Life by A. B. FaceyNon-fiction1981
The Frangipani Gardens by Barbara HanrahanFiction1980
The everlasting secret family and other secrets by Frank MoorhouseFiction1980
The Boys Who Stole the Funeral: A Novel Sequence by Les A. MurrayFiction1980
Henry Parkes - A Biography by A. W. MartinNon-fiction1980
Whirlwinds in the plain: Ludwig Leichhardt--friends, foes, and history by E. M. WebsterNon-fiction1980
The Hottest Night of the Century by Glenda AdamsFiction1979
Peach Groves by Barbara HanrahanFiction1979
The New Cratylus: Notes on the Craft of Poetry by A. D. HopeFiction1979
The Second Leunig...A Dusty Little Swag by Michael LeunigFiction1979
Ernest Giles : explorer and traveller, 1835-1897 by Ray EricksenNon-fiction1979
Weevils in the flour : an oral record of the 1930s depression in Australia by Wendy LowensteinNon-fiction1979
This Bed My Centre by Ellen NewtonNon-fiction1979
The Spanish lake by O. H. K. SpateNon-fiction1979
Quarantine by Nicholas HasluckFiction1978
The tall one by Barbara JefferisFiction1978
Flying Home by Morris LurieFiction1978
An Imaginary Life by David MaloufFiction1978
Electric Beach, The by James McQueenFiction1978
Swords and Crowns and Rings by Ruth ParkFiction1978
A History of Australia, Vol. 4: The Earth Abideth for ever 1851-1888 by Manning ClarkNon-fiction1978
Mediator: a biography of Sir Richard Kirby by Blanche d'AlpugetNon-fiction1978
Die Like the Carp! by Harry GordonNon-fiction1978
The secret state : Australia's spy industry by Richard HallNon-fiction1978
Australia's founding mothers by Helen HeneyNon-fiction1978
Going it alone : Australia's national identity in the twentieth century by W. F. MandleNon-fiction1978
A nation for a continent: The history of Australia, 1901-1975 by Russel WardNon-fiction1978
Crazy woman and other poems by Anne ElderFiction1977
Monkey Grip by Helen GarnerFiction1977
Ruling Class, Ruling Culture: Studies of Conflict, Power and Hegemony in Australian Life. by R. W. ConnellNon-fiction1977
Lament for the Barkindji : the vanished tribes of the Darling River region by Bobbie HardyNon-fiction1977
Mucking about: An Autobiography by Paul HasluckNon-fiction1977
Bairnsdale : portrait of an Australian country town by Hal PorterNon-fiction1977
The grammar of the real: Selected prose, 1959-1974 by James Phillip McAuleyFiction1976
Thoroughly decent people : a folktale by Glen TomasettiFiction1976
Cape Solitary by Ray EricksenNon-fiction1976
A Time for Building: Australian Administration in Papua and New Guinea, 1951–1963 by Paul HasluckNon-fiction1976
Lion and Kangaroo by Gavin SouterNon-fiction1976
Burn by David IrelandFiction1975
Johnno by David MaloufFiction1975
Hammers over the anvil by Alan MarshallFiction1975
The Electrical Experience by Frank MoorhouseFiction1975
Native companions : essays and comments on Australian literature, 1936-1966 by A. D. HopeNon-fiction1975
A hard god : a play by Peter KennaFiction1974
Tamarisk Row by Gerald MurnaneFiction1974
Wrappings by Vicki ViidikasFiction1974

No Stage 17

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The Age Book of the Year Awards are annual literary awards presented by Melbourne's The Age newspaper. The awards were first presented in 1974. Since 1998 they have been presented as part of the Melbourne Writers Festival. Initially, two awards were given, one for fiction (or imaginative writing), the other for non-fiction work, but in 1993, a poetry award in honour of Dinny O'Hearn was added. The criteria are that the works be "of outstanding literary merit and express Australian identity or character" and published in the year before the awards are made. One of the award-winners is chosen as The Age Book of the Year. (English, Member-written)
The Age Book of the Year Awards were annual literary awards presented by Melbourne's The Age newspaper. The awards were discontinued in 2013. (English, Member-written)
The Age Book of the Year Awards are annual literary awards presented by Melbourne's The Age newspaper. A poetry award in honour of Dinny O'Hearn was added. The criteria are that the works be "of outstanding literary merit and express Australian identity or character" and published in the year before the awards are made. (English, Member-written)
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