Prime Minister's Literary Award

Given by Australian Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development, Communications and the Arts

388 Works / 390 Items 50,730 Books 2,797 Reviews ½ 3.9
The Australian Prime Minister's Literary Awards (PMLA) were announced at the end of 2007 by the incoming Rudd Ministry following the 2007 election. They are administered by the Minister for the show more Arts. The awards were designed as "a new initiative celebrating the contribution of Australian literature to the nation's cultural and intellectual life." The awards are held annually and provide a tax-free prize of A$100,000 in each category, making it Australia's richest literary award in total, and among the richest literary prizes in the world. The award is given in the four categories of fiction, non-fiction, young adult and children's fiction, as selected by three judging panels. "The awards are open to works written by Australian citizens and permanent residents. Authors, publishers and literary agents are eligible to enter works, first published in the calendar year prior to the awards."[ show less
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All, 2023 (28), 2022 (6), 2021 (26), 2020 (27), 2019 (28), 2018 (26), 2017 (29), 2016 (26), 2015 (27), 2014 (29), 2013 (30), 2012 (29), 2011 (20), 2010 (29), 2009 (16), 2008 (14)
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Winner 96

Unmaking Angas Downs: Myth and History on a Central Australian Pastoral Station by Shannyn PalmerAustralian History2023
Open Your Heart to Country by Jasmine SeymourChildren's Fiction2023
Cold Enough for Snow by Jessica AuFiction2023
My Father and Other Animals: How I Took on the Family Farm by Sam VincentNonfiction2023
At the Altar of Touch by Gavin Yuan GaoPoetry2023
The Greatest Thing by Sarah Winifred SearleYoung Adult Fiction2023
Semut: The Untold Story of a Secret Australian Operation in WWII Borneo by Christine HelliwellAustralian History2022
Mina and the Whole Wide World by Sherryl ClarkChildren's Fiction2022
Red Heaven by Nicolas RothwellFiction2022
Rogue Forces: An Explosive Insiders' Account of Australian SAS War Crimes in Afghanistan by Mark WillacyNonfiction2022
Human Looking by Andy JacksonPoetry2022
The Gaps by Leanne HallYoung Adult Fiction2022
People of the River: Lost Worlds of Early Australia by Grace KarskensAustralian History2021
Fly on the Wall by Remy LaiChildren's Fiction2021
How To Make A Bird by Meg McKinlayChildren's Fiction2021
The Labyrinth by Amanda LohreyFiction2021
The Stranger Artist: Life at the Edge of Kimberley Painting by Quentin SpragueNonfiction2021
The Strangest Place: New and Selected Poems by Stephen EdgarPoetry2021
Metal Fish, Falling Snow by Cath MooreYoung Adult Fiction2021
Meeting the Waylo : Aboriginal Encounters in the Archipelago by Tiffany ShellamAustralian History2020
Cooee Mittigar by Jasmine SeymourChildren's Fiction2020
The Yield by Tara June WinchFiction2020
Songspirals: Sharing women's wisdom of Country through songlines by Gay'wu Group of WomenNonfiction2020
Sea People: The Puzzle of Polynesia by Christina ThompsonNonfiction2020
The lost arabs by Omar SakrPoetry2020
How It Feels to Float by Helena FoxYoung Adult Fiction2020
The Bible in Australia: A cultural history by Meredith LakeAustralian History2019
His Name Was Walter by Emily RoddaChildren's Fiction2019
The Death of Noah Glass by Gail JonesFiction2019
Half the Perfect World: Writers, Dreamers and Drifters on Hydra, 1955–1964 (Biography) by Paul GenoniNonfiction2019
Sun Music by Judith BeveridgePoetry2019
The Things That Will Not Stand by Michael Gerard BauerYoung Adult Fiction2019
Pea Pod Lullaby by Glenda MillardChildren's Fiction2018
Border districts by Gerald MurnaneFiction2018
Asia's Reckoning: China, Japan, and the Fate of U.S. Power in the Pacific Century by Richard McGregorNonfiction2018
Blindness and Rage : A Phantasmagoria by Brian CastroPoetry2018
This is my song by Richard YaxleyYoung Adult Fiction2018
John Curtin's War: The coming of war in the Pacific, and reinventing Australia by John EdwardsAustralian History2017
Atomic Thunder: The Maralinga Story by Elizabeth TYNANAustralian History2017
Home in the Rain by Bob GrahamChildren's Fiction2017
Dragonfly Song by Wendy OrrChildren's Fiction2017
Their Brilliant Careers: The Fantastic Lives of Sixteen Extraordinary Australian Writers by Ryan O'NeillFiction2017
Quicksilver by Nicolas RothwellNonfiction2017
Headwaters by Anthony LawrencePoetry2017
Words in Deep Blue by Cath CrowleyYoung Adult Fiction2017
The Story of Australia's People: The Rise and Fall of Ancient Australia by Geoffrey BlaineyAustralian History2016
Let My People Go - The untold story of Australia and the Soviet Jews 1959-89 by Sam [Ed] LipskiAustralian History2016
Sister Heart by Sally MorganChildren's Fiction2016
The Life of Houses by Lisa GortonFiction2016
The Natural Way of Things by Charlotte WoodFiction2016
On Stalin's Team: The Years of Living Dangerously in Soviet Politics by Sheila FitzpatrickNonfiction2016
Thea Astley: Inventing Her Own Weather by Karen LambNonfiction2016
The Hazards (UQP Poetry Series) by Sarah Holland-BattPoetry2016
A Single Stone by Meg McKinlayYoung Adult Fiction2016
Charles Bean by Ross CoulthartAustralian History2015
The Spy Catchers: The Official History of ASIO, 1949-1963 by David HornerAustralian History2015
One Minute's Silence by David MetzenthenChildren's Fiction2015
The Golden Age by Joan LondonFiction2015
John Olsen : an artist's life by Darleen BungeyNonfiction2015
Wild Bleak Bohemia by Michael WildingNonfiction2015
Poems 1957-2013 by Geoffrey LehmannPoetry2015
The Protected by Claire ZornYoung Adult Fiction2015
Broken Nation: Australians in the Great War by Joan BeaumontAustralian History2014
Australia's secret war : how trade unions sabotaged Australian Military Forces in World War II by Hal ColebatchAustralian History2014
The Silver Button by Bob GrahamChildren's Fiction2014
A World of Other People by Steven CarrollFiction2014
The Narrow Road to the Deep North by Richard FlanaganFiction2014
Moving Among Strangers: Randolph Stow and My Family by Gabrielle CareyNonfiction2014
Madeleine: A Life of Madeleine St John by Helen TrincaNonfiction2014
Drag down to unlock or place an emergency call by Melinda SmithPoetry2014
The incredible here and now by Felicity CastagnaYoung Adult Fiction2014
Farewell, Dear People: Biographies of Australia's Lost Generation by Ross McMullinAustralian History2013
Red by Libby GleesonChildren's Fiction2013
Questions of Travel by Michelle De KretserFiction2013
The Australian Moment by George MegalogenisNonfiction2013
Jam Tree Gully: Poems by John KinsellaPoetry2013
Fog a Dox by Bruce PascoeYoung Adult Fiction2013
The Biggest Estate on Earth: How Aborigines Made Australia by Bill GammageAustralian History2012
Goodnight, Mice! by Frances WattsChildren's Fiction2012
Foal's Bread by Gillian MearsFiction2012
An eye for eternity : the life of Manning Clark by Mark McKennaNonfiction2012
Interferon psalms : 33 psalms on the 99 names of God by Luke DaviesPoetry2012
When We Were Two by Robert NewtonYoung Adult Fiction2012
Shake a leg by Boori Monty PryorChildren's Fiction2011
Traitor by Stephen DaisleyFiction2011
The Hard Light of Day: An Artist's Story of Friendships in Arrernte Country by Rod MossNonfiction2011
Graffiti Moon by Cath CrowleyYoung Adult Fiction2011
Star jumps by Lorraine MarwoodChildren's Fiction2010
Dog Boy by Eva HornungFiction2010
The Colony: A History of Early Sydney by Grace KarskensNonfiction2010
Confessions of a Liar, Thief and Failed Sex God by Bill CondonYoung Adult Fiction2010
The Boat by Nam LeFiction2009
House of Exile: War, Love and Literature, from Berlin to Los Angeles by Evelyn JuersNonfiction2009
Drawing the Global Colour Line: White Men's Countries and the International Challenge of Racial Equality by Marilyn LakeNonfiction2009
The Zookeepers War by Steven ConteFiction2008
Ochre and Rust: Artefacts and Encounters on Australian Frontiers by Philip JonesNonfiction2008

Shortlist 300

Unmaking Angas Downs: Myth and History on a Central Australian Pastoral Station by Shannyn PalmerAustralian History2023
Elizabeth and John: The Macarthurs of Elizabeth Farm by Alan AtkinsonAustralian History2023
Saving the Reef: The Human Story Behind One of Australia's Greatest Environmental Treasures by Rohan LloydAustralian History2023
Black Lives, White Law: Locked Up and Locked Out in Australia by Russell MarksAustralian History2023
Justice in Kelly Country: The Story of the Cop Who Hunted Australia's Most Notorious Bushrangers by Lachlan StrahanAustralian History2023
Open Your Heart to Country by Jasmine SeymourChildren's Fiction2023
The Dunggiirr Brothers and the Caring Song of the Whale by Shaa SmithChildren's Fiction2023
My Strange Shrinking Parents by Zeno SworderChildren's Fiction2023
Zadie Ma and the Dog Who Chased the Moon by Gabrielle WangChildren's Fiction2023
Cold Enough for Snow by Jessica AuFiction2023
Losing Face by George HaddadFiction2023
The Lovers by Yumna KassabFiction2023
The Sun Walks Down by Fiona McFarlaneFiction2023
Other Houses by Paddy O'ReillyFiction2023
My Father and Other Animals: How I Took on the Family Farm by Sam VincentNonfiction2023
We Come With This Place by Debra DankNonfiction2023
Indelible City: Dispossession and Defiance in Hong Kong by Louisa LimNonfiction2023
Shirley Hazzard: A Writing Life by Brigitta OlubasNonfiction2023
A World in a Shell: Snail Stories for a Time of Extinctions by Thom Van DoorenNonfiction2023
At the Altar of Touch by Gavin Yuan GaoPoetry2023
Harvest Lingo by Lionel FogartyPoetry2023
The Jaguar by Sarah Holland-BattPoetry2023
Clean by Scott-Patrick Mitchell (Editor)Poetry2023
The Greatest Thing by Sarah Winifred SearleYoung Adult Fiction2023
Ask No Questions by Eva CollinaYoung Adult Fiction2023
What We All Saw by Mike LucasYoung Adult Fiction2023
Sugar by Carly NugentYoung Adult Fiction2023
The Upwelling by Lystra RoseYoung Adult Fiction2023
Pathfinders: A history of Aboriginal trackers in NSW by Michael BennettAustralian History2021
The Convict Valley: The Bloody Struggle on Australia's Early Frontier by Mark DunnAustralian History2021
Ceremony Men: Making Ethnography and the Return of the Strehlow Collection (SUNY series, Tribal Worlds: Critical Studies in American Indian Nation Building) by Jason M. GibsonAustralian History2021
The Year the Maps Changed by Danielle BinksChildren's Fiction2021
A Treacherous Country by K.M. KruiminkFiction2021
In the Time of Foxes by Jo LennanFiction2021
Lucky's by Andrew PipposFiction2021
The Bass Rock by Evie WyldFiction2021
The Details: On Love, Death and Reading by Tegan Bennett DaylightNonfiction2021
Flight Lines by Andrew DarbyNonfiction2021
Truganini: Journey Through the Apocalypse by Cassandra PybusNonfiction2021
The Altar Boys by Suzanne SmithNonfiction2021
Homer Street by Laurie DugganPoetry2021
Change Machine by Jaya SavigePoetry2021
Shorter Lives by John A. ScottPoetry2021
The F team by Rawah ArjaYoung Adult Fiction2021
The End of the World Is Bigger than Love by Davina BellYoung Adult Fiction2021
When Rain Turns to Snow by Jane GodwinYoung Adult Fiction2021
Loner by Georgina YoungYoung Adult Fiction2021
From Secret Ballot to Democracy Sausage: How Australia Got Compulsory Voting by Judith BrettAustralian History2020
Sludge: Disaster on Victoria's Goldfields by Peter DaviesAustralian History2020
Progressive New World: How Settler Colonialism and Transpacific Exchange Shaped American Reform by Marilyn LakeAustralian History2020
The Oarsmen by Scott PattersonAustralian History2020
One careless night by Christina BoothChildren's Fiction2020
Catch a Falling Star by Meg McKinlayChildren's Fiction2020
The Death of Jesus by J. M. CoetzeeFiction2020
Exploded view by Carrie TiffanyFiction2020
Wolfe Island by Lucy TreloarFiction2020
The Weekend by Charlotte WoodFiction2020
Enchantment of the Long-haired Rat, The by Tim BonyhadyNonfiction2020
See What You Made Me Do: Power, Control and Domestic Violence by Jess HillNonfiction2020
Hearing Maud : A Journey for a Voice by Jessica WhiteNonfiction2020
The future keepers by Nandi ChinnaPoetry2020
Empirical by Lisa GortonPoetry2020
Heide by PioPoetry2020
The Surprising Power of a Good Dumpling by Wai ChimYoung Adult Fiction2020
The Honeyman and the Hunter by Neil GrantYoung Adult Fiction2020
When the Ground Is Hard by Malla NunnYoung Adult Fiction2020
This Is How We Change the Ending by Vikki WakefieldYoung Adult Fiction2020
Deep Time Dreaming: Uncovering Ancient Australia by Billy GriffithsAustralian History2019
Dancing in Shadows: Histories of Nyungar Performance by Anna HaebichAustralian History2019
The Land of Dreams by D. A. KempAustralian History2019
You Daughters Of Freedom: The Australians Who Won the Vote and Inspired the World by Clare WrightAustralian History2019
Sonam and the Silence by Eddie AyresChildren's Fiction2019
Waiting for Chicken Smith by David MackintoshChildren's Fiction2019
Incredible Freedom Machines by Kirli SaundersChildren's Fiction2019
The Feather by Margaret WildChildren's Fiction2019
A Stolen Season by Rodney HallFiction2019
Too Much Lip by Melissa LucashenkoFiction2019
Saudade by Suneeta Peres da CostaFiction2019
Beautiful Revolutionary by Laura Elizabeth WoollettFiction2019
A certain light : a memoir of family, loss and hope by Cynthia BanhamNonfiction2019
Rusted Off: Why Country Australia Is Fed Up by Gabrielle ChanNonfiction2019
The Arsonist by Chloe HooperNonfiction2019
Axiomatic by Maria TumarkinNonfiction2019
Newcastle sonnets by Keri GlastonburyPoetry2019
Blakwork by Alison WhittakerPoetry2019
Between Us by Clare AtkinsYoung Adult Fiction2019
Lenny's Book of Everything by Karen FoxleeYoung Adult Fiction2019
The Art of Taxidermy by Sharon KernotYoung Adult Fiction2019
Cicada by Shaun TanYoung Adult Fiction2019
The Enigmatic Mr Deakin by Judith BrettAustralian History2018
Hidden in Plain View: The Aboriginal People of Coastal Sydney by Paul IrishAustralian History2018
Beautiful Balts: From Displaced Persons to New Australians by Jayne PersianAustralian History2018
Indigenous and other Australians since 1901 by Tim RowseAustralian History2018
Storm Whale by Sarah BrennanChildren's Fiction2018
Feathers by Phil CummingsChildren's Fiction2018
A Long Way from Home by Peter CareyFiction2018
The Life to Come by Michelle De KretserFiction2018
First Person by Richard FlanaganFiction2018
Taboo by Kim ScottFiction2018
Unbreakable by Jelena DokicNonfiction2018
Mischka's War: A Story of Survival from War-Torn Europe to New York by Sheila FitzpatrickNonfiction2018
The Library: A Catalogue of Wonders by Stuart KellsNonfiction2018
No Front Line: Australia's Special Forces at War in Afghanistan by Chris MastersNonfiction2018
Archipelago by Adam AitkenPoetry2018
Chatelaine by Bonny Cassidy (ed)Poetry2018
Domestic interior by Fiona WrightPoetry2018
My lovely Frankie by Judith ClarkeYoung Adult Fiction2018
Living on Hope Street by Demet DivarorenYoung Adult Fiction2018
The ones that disappeared by Zana FraillonYoung Adult Fiction2018
Ruben by Bruce WhatleyYoung Adult Fiction2018
'A Passion for Exploring New Countries' - Matthew Flinders & George Bass by Josephine BastianAustralian History2017
Valiant for Truth: The Life of Chester Wilmot, War Correspondent by Peter BruneAustralian History2017
Evatt: A Life by John MurphyAustralian History2017
A Handful of Sand: The Gurindji Struggle, After the Walk-Off by Charlie WardAustralian History2017
Blue Sky Yellow Kite by Janet A. HolmesChildren's Fiction2017
My Brother by Dee HuxleyChildren's Fiction2017
Figgy and the President by Tamsin JanuChildren's Fiction2017
The Easy Way Out by Steven AmsterdamFiction2017
The last days of Ava Langdon by Mark O'FlynnFiction2017
Waiting by Philip SalomFiction2017
Extinctions by Josephine WilsonFiction2017
Mick: A Life of Randolph Stow by Suzanne FalkinerNonfiction2017
The Art of Time Travel: Historians and Their Craft by Tom GriffithsNonfiction2017
Our Man Elsewhere: In Search of Alan Moorehead by Thornton McCamishNonfiction2017
The Art of Rivalry: Four Friendships, Betrayals, and Breakthroughs in Modern Art by Sebastian SmeeNonfiction2017
Painting Red Orchids by Eileen ChongPoetry2017
Fragments by Antigone KefalaPoetry2017
The Bone Sparrow by Zana FraillonYoung Adult Fiction2017
The Stars at Oktober Bend by Glenda MillardYoung Adult Fiction2017
Forgetting Foster by Dianne TouchellYoung Adult Fiction2017
One would think the deep by Claire ZornYoung Adult Fiction2017
Red Professor: The Cold War life of Fred Rose by Peter MonteathAustralian History2016
Ned Kelly: A Lawless Life by Doug MorrisseyAustralian History2016
Perfect by Danny ParkerChildren's Fiction2016
The greatest Gatsby by Tohby RiddleChildren's Fiction2016
Mr Huff by Anna WalkerChildren's Fiction2016
Forever young by Steven CarrollFiction2016
The World Repair Video Game by David IrelandFiction2016
Quicksand by Steve ToltzFiction2016
Second half first by Drusilla ModjeskaNonfiction2016
Island Home: A Landscape Memoir by Tim WintonNonfiction2016
Net needle by Robert AdamsonPoetry2016
Cocky's Joy by Michael FarrellPoetry2016
Waiting for the Past by Les MurrayPoetry2016
Becoming Kirrali Lewis by Jane HarrisonYoung Adult Fiction2016
Illuminae by Amie KaufmanYoung Adult Fiction2016
In-between Days by Vikki WakefieldYoung Adult Fiction2016
Green Valentine by Lili WilkinsonYoung Adult Fiction2016
The Europeans in Australia: Volume 3: Nation by Alan AtkinsonAustralian History2015
Descent into Hell: The Fall of Singapore - Pudu and Changi - the Thai-Burma Railway by Peter BruneAustralian History2015
Menzies at War by Anne HendersonAustralian History2015
Two wolves by Tristan BancksChildren's Fiction2015
My Dad Is A Bear by Nicola ConnellyChildren's Fiction2015
My Two Blankets by Irena KobaldChildren's Fiction2015
Withering-by-Sea by Judith RossellChildren's Fiction2015
Amnesia by Peter CareyFiction2015
In Certain Circles by Elizabeth HarrowerFiction2015
Golden Boys by Sonya HartnettFiction2015
To Name Those Lost by Rohan WilsonFiction2015
Private Bill: In Love and War by Barrie CassidyNonfiction2015
This House of Grief: The Story of a Murder Trial by Helen GarnerNonfiction2015
Encountering the Pacific in the Age of the Enlightenment by John GascoigneNonfiction2015
Exhibits of the sun by Stephen EdgarPoetry2015
Earth Hour by David MaloufPoetry2015
Are You Seeing Me? by Darren GrothYoung Adult Fiction2015
The Astrologer's Daughter by Rebecca LimYoung Adult Fiction2015
Tigers on the Beach by Doug MacLeodYoung Adult Fiction2015
Flagship: The Cruiser HMAS Australia II and the Pacific War on Japan by Mike CarltonAustralian History2014
Arthur Phillip: Sailor, Mercenary, Governor, Spy by Michael PembrokeAustralian History2014
The Forgotten Rebels of Eureka by Clare WrightAustralian History2014
Song for a Scarlet Runner by Julie HuntChildren's Fiction2014
The Categorical Universe of Candice Phee by Barry JonsbergChildren's Fiction2014
Kissed by the Moon by Alison LesterChildren's Fiction2014
Rules of Summer by Shaun TanChildren's Fiction2014
The Night Guest by Fiona McFarlaneFiction2014
Coal Creek by Alex MillerFiction2014
Belomor by Nicolas RothwellFiction2014
The Lucky Culture And The Rise Of An Australian Ruling Class by Nick CaterNonfiction2014
Citizen Emperor: Napoleon in Power by Philip DwyerNonfiction2014
Rendezvous with Destiny: How Franklin D. Roosevelt and Five Extraordinary Men Took America into the War and into the World by Michael FulliloveNonfiction2014
Tempo by Sarah DayPoetry2014
Eldershaw by Stephen EdgarPoetry2014
1953 by Geoff PagePoetry2014
Pureheart by Cassandra GoldsYoung Adult Fiction2014
Girl Defective by Simmone HowellYoung Adult Fiction2014
Life in Outer Space by Melissa KeilYoung Adult Fiction2014
The First Third by Will KostakisYoung Adult Fiction2014
The Sex Lives of Australians by Frank BongiornoAustralian History2013
Sandakan by Paul HamAustralian History2013
Gough Whitlam : his time : the biography. Volume II by Jenny HockingAustralian History2013
The Censor's Library: Uncovering the Lost History of Australia's Banned Books by Nicole MooreAustralian History2013
What's the Matter, Aunty May? by Peter FriendChildren's Fiction2013
Today We Have No Plans by Jane GodwinChildren's Fiction2013
The Beginner's Guide to Revenge by Marianne MusgroveChildren's Fiction2013
Floundering by Romy AshFiction2013
The Chemistry of Tears by Peter CareyFiction2013
Lost Voices by C. J. KochFiction2013
Mateship With Birds by Carrie TiffanyFiction2013
Bradman's War by Malcolm KnoxNonfiction2013
Uncommon Soldier: The Story of the Making of Today's Diggers by Chris MastersNonfiction2013
The Australian Moment by George MegalogenisNonfiction2013
Plein airs and graces : the life and times of George Collingridge by Adrian MitchellNonfiction2013
Bold Palates: Australia's Gastronomic Heritage by Barbara SantichNonfiction2013
Burning rice by Eileen ChongPoetry2013
The sunlit zone by Lisa JacobsonPoetry2013
Liquid nitrogen by Jennifer MaidenPoetry2013
Crimson crop. by Peter RosePoetry2013
Every Thing Left Unsaid by Jessica DavidsonYoung Adult Fiction2013
The Children of the King by Sonya HartnettYoung Adult Fiction2013
Grace beside me by Sue McphersonYoung Adult Fiction2013
Friday Brown by Vikki WakefieldYoung Adult Fiction2013
1835: The Founding of Melbourne & the Conquest of Australia by James BoyceAustralian History2012
Immigration nation : the secret history of us [videorecording] by Jacob HickeyAustralian History2012
Breaking the Sheep's Back by Charles MassyAustralian History2012
Indifferent Inclusion: Aboriginal People and the Australian Nation by Russell McGregorAustralian History2012
Evangeline, the wish keeper's helper by Maggie AldersonChildren's Fiction2012
The Jewel Fish of Karnak by Graeme BaseChildren's Fiction2012
Father's day by Anne BrooksbankChildren's Fiction2012
Come down, cat! by Sonya HartnettChildren's Fiction2012
All That I Am by Anna FunderFiction2012
Sarah Thornhill by Kate GrenvilleFiction2012
Forecast: Turbulence by Janette Turner HospitalFiction2012
Autumn Laing by Alex MillerFiction2012
A Short History of Christianity by Geoffrey BlaineyNonfiction2012
Michael Kirby: Paradoxes and Principles by A. J. BrownNonfiction2012
Kinglake-350 by Adrian HylandNonfiction2012
When horse became saw by Anthony MacrisNonfiction2012
Ashes in the Air by Ali AlizadehPoetry2012
Armour by John KinsellaPoetry2012
Southern Barbarians by John MateerPoetry2012
A Straight Line to My Heart by Bill CondonYoung Adult Fiction2012
Being Here by Barry JonsbergYoung Adult Fiction2012
Pan's Whisper by Sue LawsonYoung Adult Fiction2012
Alaska by Sue SalibaYoung Adult Fiction2012
Why I Love Australia by Bronwyn BancroftChildren's Fiction2011
Flyaway by Lucy ChristopherChildren's Fiction2011
Now by Morris GleitzmanChildren's Fiction2011
April and Esme Tooth Fairies by Bob GrahamChildren's Fiction2011
Notorious by Roberta LowingFiction2011
When Colts Ran by Roger McDonaldFiction2011
Glissando : a melodrama by David MusgraveFiction2011
That Deadman Dance by Kim ScottFiction2011
Sydney by Delia FalconerNonfiction2011
How To Make Gravy: A to Z, A Mongrel Memoir by Paul KellyNonfiction2011
The Party: The Secret World of China's Communist Rulers by Richard McGregorNonfiction2011
Claude Levi-Strauss: The Poet in the Laboratory by Patrick WilckenNonfiction2011
Good Oil by Laura BuzoYoung Adult Fiction2011
The Three Loves of Persimmon by Cassandra GoldsYoung Adult Fiction2011
About a Girl by Joanne HornimanYoung Adult Fiction2011
The Piper's Son by Melina MarchettaYoung Adult Fiction2011
Cicada Summer by Kate ConstableChildren's Fiction2010
The Terrible Plop by Ursula DubosarskyChildren's Fiction2010
Just Macbeth! by Andy GriffithsChildren's Fiction2010
Mr Chicken Goes to Paris by Leigh HobbsChildren's Fiction2010
Running with the Horses by Alison LesterChildren's Fiction2010
Mannie and the Long Brave Day by Martine MurrayChildren's Fiction2010
Tensy Farlow and the home for mislaid children by Jen StorerChildren's Fiction2010
Harry & Hopper by Margaret WildChildren's Fiction2010
Summertime: Scenes from Provincial Life by J. M. CoetzeeFiction2010
The Book Of Emmett by Deborah ForsterFiction2010
The lake woman : a romance by Alan GouldFiction2010
Ransom by David MaloufFiction2010
Lovesong by Alex MillerFiction2010
As the Earth Turns Silver by Alison WongFiction2010
The Water Dreamers: The Remarkable History of Our Dry Continent by Michael CathcartNonfiction2010
Strange Places: a Memoir of Mental Illness by Will ElliottNonfiction2010
The Life and Death of Democracy by John KeaneNonfiction2010
The Blue Plateau: An Australian Pastoral by Mark TredinnickNonfiction2010
The Ghost at the Wedding: A True Story by Shirley WalkerNonfiction2010
Stolen by Lucy ChristopherYoung Adult Fiction2010
The Winds of Heaven by Judith ClarkeYoung Adult Fiction2010
The Museum of Mary Child by Cassandra GoldsYoung Adult Fiction2010
Swerve by Phillip GwynneYoung Adult Fiction2010
Jarvis 24 by David MetzenthenYoung Adult Fiction2010
Beatle Meets Destiny by Gabrielle WilliamsYoung Adult Fiction2010
The Pages by Murray BailFiction2009
People of the Book by Geraldine BrooksFiction2009
Wanting by Richard FlanaganFiction2009
Everything I Knew by Peter GoldsworthyFiction2009
One Foot Wrong by Sofie LagunaFiction2009
The Boat by Nam LeFiction2009
The Good Parents by Joan LondonFiction2009
Van Diemen's Land by James BoyceNonfiction2009
Doing Life: A Biography of Elizabeth Jolley by Brian DibbleNonfiction2009
Gough Whitlam: A Moment in History by Jenny HockingNonfiction2009
Tall Man: The Death of Doomadgee by Chloe HooperNonfiction2009
The Henson Case by David MarrNonfiction2009
American Journeys by Don WatsonNonfiction2009
Sorry by Gail JonesFiction2008
Burning in by Mireille JuchauFiction2008
The Widow and Her Hero by Thomas KeneallyFiction2008
Jamaica by Malcolm KnoxFiction2008
The Complete Stories by David MaloufFiction2008
El Dorado by Dorothy PorterFiction2008
Napoleon: The Path to Power by Philip DwyerNonfiction2008
A History of Queensland by Raymond EvansNonfiction2008
My Life as a Traitor: An Iranian Memoir by Zarah GhahramaniNonfiction2008
Shakespeare's Wife by Germaine GreerNonfiction2008
Vietnam: The Australian War by Paul HamNonfiction2008
Cultural Amnesia: Necessary Memories from History and the Arts by Clive JamesNonfiction2008


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