Queensland Literary AwardsFinalist

Given by State Library of Queensland

278 Works / 291 Items 228 Books 13 Reviews ½ 3.9
Queensland Literary Awards (QLA) were established by a not-for-profit association in 2012, following the disestablishment of the Queensland Premier's Literary Awards. The QLA was run by a show more volunteer workforce until 2014, when the State Library of Queensland took over management. show less
All, Winner (107), Finalist (291)
All, 2023 (8), 2022 (28), 2021 (41), 2020 (38), 2019 (34), 2018 (40), 2017 (31), 2016 (25), 2015 (10), 2014 (10), 2013 (9), 2012 (11), 2011 (1), 2010 (2), 2009 (1), 2008 (1), 2003 (1)

Finalist 291

Waiting for the Storks by Katrina NannestadChildren's2023
Praiseworthy by Alexis WrightFiction2023
We Come With This Place by Debra DankNon-Fiction2023
The God of No Good by Sita WalkerPeople's Choice2023
Harvest Lingo by Lionel FogartyPoetry2023
Women I Know by Katerina GibsonShort Story Collection2023
The Jaguar by Sarah Holland-BattWork of State Significance2023
Completely Normal (and Other Lies) by Biffy JamesYoung Adult2023
Kunyi by Kunyi June-Anne McInerneyChildren's2022
My Brother Ben by Peter CarnavasChildren's2022
A Glasshouse of Stars by Shirley MarrChildren's2022
The Boy Who Tried to Shrink His Name by Sandhya ParappukkaranChildren's2022
The First Scientists: Deadly Inventions and Innovations from Australia's First Peoples by Corey TuttChildren's2022
The other half of you by Michael Mohammed Ahmad (Editor)Fiction2022
Cold Enough for Snow by Jessica AuFiction2022
The Furies by Mandy BeaumontFiction2022
The Keepers by Al CampbellFiction2022
Australiana by Yumna KassabFiction2022
Lies, Damned Lies: A personal exploration of the impact of colonisation by Claire G. ColemanNon-Fiction2022
The Mother Wound by Amani HaydarNon-Fiction2022
Another Day in the Colony by Chelsea WategoPeople's Choice2022
Stasis Shuffle by Pam BrownPoetry2022
Take Care: New Poems by Eunice AndradaPoetry2022
accelerations & inertias by Dan DisneyPoetry2022
Dark As Last Night by Tony BirchShort Story Collection2022
The Kindness of Birds by Merlinda BobisShort Story Collection2022
If You're Happy by Fiona RobertsonShort Story Collection2022
Wounded Country: The Murray–Darling Basin – a contested history by Quentin BeresfordWork of State Significance2022
Muddy People: A Muslim Coming of Age by Sara El SayedWork of State Significance2022
The Burnished Sun by Mirandi RiwoeWork of State Significance2022
Operation Jungle by John ShobbrookWork of State Significance2022
Another Day in the Colony by Chelsea WategoWork of State Significance2022
Girls in Boys' Cars by Felicity CastagnaYoung Adult2022
Wolf's lair by Brian FalknerYoung Adult2022
Morrison & Mr Moore by Michael HydeYoung Adult2022
Social Queue by Kay KerrYoung Adult2022
Bindi by Kirli SaundersChildren's2021
The Illustrated Encyclopaedia of Dangerous Animals by Sami BaylyChildren's2021
How To Make A Bird by Meg McKinlayChildren's2021
The Stolen Prince of Cloudburst by Jaclyn MoriartyChildren's2021
Song of the Crocodile by Nardi SimpsonFiction2021
Friends & Dark Shapes by Kavita BedfordFiction2021
Revenge: Murder in Three Parts by S.L. LimFiction2021
The Labyrinth by Amanda LohreyFiction2021
Migrations by Charlotte McConaghyFiction2021
Amnesia Road: Landscape, violence and memory by Luke Stegemann (author)Non-Fiction2021
Into the Loneliness: The Unholy Alliance of Ernestine Hill and Daisy Bates by Eleanor HoganNon-Fiction2021
Truth-Telling: History, Sovereignty and the Uluru Statement by Henry ReynoldsNon-Fiction2021
The Carbon Club by Marian WilkinsonNon-Fiction2021
Mary's Last Dance: the Untold Story of the Wife of Mao's Last Dancer by Mary LiPeople's Choice2021
All Our Shimmering Skies by Trent DaltonPeople's Choice2021
With My Little Eye: The Incredible True Story of a Family of Spies in the Suburbs by Sandra HoganPeople's Choice2021
Flyaway by Kathleen JenningsPeople's Choice2021
From where I fell by Susan JohnsonPeople's Choice2021
Banks by Grantlee KiezaPeople's Choice2021
Mary's Last Dance: the Untold Story of the Wife of Mao's Last Dancer by Mary LiPeople's Choice2021
All the Murmuring Bones by A. G. SlatterPeople's Choice2021
Dropbear by Evelyn AraluenPoetry2021
Airplane Baby Banana Blanket by Benjamin DoddsPoetry2021
Change Machine by Jaya SavigePoetry2021
Ordinary Matter by Laura ElveryShort Story Collection2021
Smokehouse by Melissa ManningShort Story Collection2021
Smart Ovens for Lonely People by Elizabeth TanShort Story Collection2021
Born Into This by Adam ThompsonShort Story Collection2021
Car Crash: A Memoir by Lech BlaineWork of State Significance2021
Car Crash: A Memoir by Lech BlaineWork of State Significance2021
Ordinary Matter by Laura ElveryWork of State Significance2021
Biting the Clouds by Fiona FoleyWork of State Significance2021
Metal Fish, Falling Snow by Cath MooreYoung Adult2021
The End of the World Is Bigger than Love by Davina BellYoung Adult2021
Tiger Daughter by Rebecca LimYoung Adult2021
The Boy from the Mish by Gary LonesboroughYoung Adult2021
The Erasure Initiative by Lili WilkinsonYoung Adult2021
Metal Fish, Falling Snow by Cath Moore2021
We Are Wolves by Katrina Nannestad2021
Bindi by Kirli Saunders2021
Song of the Crocodile by Nardi Simpson2021
As Fast As I Can by Penny TangeyChildren's2020
Detention by Tristan BancksChildren's2020
Winston and the wondrous Wooba Gymnastics Club by Tamsin JanuChildren's2020
Nop by Caroline MagerlChildren's2020
When We Fly by Jess McGeachinChildren's2020
Stone Sky Gold Mountain by Mirandi RiwoeFiction2020
Act of Grace by Anna KrienFiction2020
The Returns by Philip SalomFiction2020
The Adversary by Ronnie ScottFiction2020
The Yield by Tara June WinchFiction2020
Enfolded in the wings of a great darkness by Peter BoyleJudith Wright Calanthe Award for a Poetry2020
Nganajungu Yagu by Charmaine Papertalk GreenJudith Wright Calanthe Award for a Poetry2020
Throat by Ellen van NeervenJudith Wright Calanthe Award for a Poetry2020
Olive Cotton: A Life in Photography by Helen EnnisNon-Fiction2020
Bedlam at Botany Bay by James DunkNon-Fiction2020
Friends And Rivals. Four Great Australian Writers. Barbara Baynton. Ethel Turner. Nettie Palmer. Henry Handel Richardson by Brenda NiallNon-Fiction2020
Truganini: Journey Through the Apocalypse by Cassandra PybusNon-Fiction2020
The Watermill by Arnold ZableNon-Fiction2020
A Lifetime of Impossible Days by Tabitha BirdPeople's Choice2020
The Kowloon Kid by Phil BrownPeople's Choice2020
A River with a City Problem: A History of Brisbane Floods by Margaret CookPeople's Choice2020
Feeding the Birds at Your Table: A guide for australians by Darryl JonesPeople's Choice2020
Meet Me at Lennon's by Melanie MyersPeople's Choice2020
The Breeding Season by Amanda NiehausPeople's Choice2020
Heide by PioPoetry2020
Lucky Ticket by Joey BuiShort Story Collection2020
A Constant Hum by Alice BishopSteele Rudd Award for a Short Story Collection2020
The House of Youssef by Yumna KassabSteele Rudd Award for a Short Story Collection2020
A Couple of Things Before the End: Stories by Sean O'BEIRNESteele Rudd Award for a Short Story Collection2020
Here Until August by Josephine RoweSteele Rudd Award for a Short Story Collection2020
Heartland: How Rugby League Explains Queensland by Joe GormanWork of State Significance2020
Stone Sky Gold Mountain by Mirandi RiwoeWork of State Significance2020
Hearing Maud : A Journey for a Voice by Jessica WhiteWork of State Significance2020
Ghost Bird by Lisa FullerYoung Adult2020
Deep Water by Sarah EpsteinYoung Adult2020
How to Grow a Family Tree by Eliza Henry-JonesYoung Adult2020
It Sounded Better In My Head by Nina KenwoodYoung Adult2020
This Is How We Change the Ending by Vikki WakefieldYoung Adult2020
The Slightly Alarming Tale of the Whispering Wars Wars by Jaclyn MoriartyChildren's2019
Black cockatoo by Carl MerrisonChildren's2019
His Name Was Walter by Emily RoddaChildren's2019
Chalk Boy by Margaret WildChildren's2019
Exploded view by Carrie TiffanyFiction2019
Bodies of Men by Nigel FeatherstoneFiction2019
Shell by Kristina OlssonFiction2019
From Secret Ballot to Democracy Sausage: How Australia Got Compulsory Voting by Judith BrettHistory2019
Kindred by Kate LeggeHistory2019
You Daughters Of Freedom: The Australians Who Won the Vote and Inspired the World by Clare WrightHistory2019
An Unconventional Wife: the life of Julia Sorell Arnold by Mary HobanNon-Fiction2019
Dr Space Junk vs The Universe: Archaeology and the Future (The MIT Press) by Alice GormanNon-Fiction2019
Shakespeare's library : unlocking the greatest mystery in literature by Stuart KellsNon-Fiction2019
The eastern curlew by Harry SaddlerNon-Fiction2019
Sea People: The Puzzle of Polynesia by Christina ThompsonNon-Fiction2019
Boy Swallows Universe by Trent DaltonPeople's Choice2019
Wintering by Krissy KneenPeople's Choice2019
Too Much Lip by Melissa LucashenkoPeople's Choice2019
Charles Ulm: The Untold Story of One of Australia's Greatest Aviation Pioneers by Rick SearlePeople's Choice2019
Daughter of Bad Times by Rohan WilsonPeople's Choice2019
Blakwork by Alison WhittakerPoetry2019
Newcastle sonnets by Keri GlastonburyPoetry2019
The lost arabs by Omar SakrPoetry2019
Zebra : and other stories by Debra AdelaideShort Story Collection2019
The true colour of the sea by Robert DreweShort Story Collection2019
The drover's wives : 99 interpretations of henry lawson's classic by Ryan O'NeillShort Story Collection2019
Too Much Lip by Melissa LucashenkoWork of State Significance2019
The Night Dragon by Matthew CondonWork of State Significance2019
Meditations with passing water by Jake GoetzWork of State Significance2019
Lenny's Book of Everything by Karen FoxleeYoung Adult2019
Small Spaces by Sarah EpsteinYoung Adult2019
How It Feels to Float by Helena FoxYoung Adult2019
The bogan mondrian by Steven HerrickYoung Adult2019
Catching Teller Crow by Ambelin KwaymullinaYoung Adult2019
The Elephant by Peter CarnavasChildren's2018
Storm Whale by Sarah BrennanChildren's2018
Go Go and the Silver Shoes by Jane GodwinChildren's2018
The Shop at Hoopers Bend by Emily RoddaChildren's2018
Swan Lake by Anne SpudvilasChildren's2018
Taboo by Kim ScottFiction2018
Flames by Robbie ArnottFiction2018
The Enlightenment of the Greengage Tree by Shokoofeh AzarFiction2018
The Fish Girl by Mirandi RiwoeFiction2018
The Shepherd's Hut by Tim WintonFiction2018
The Enigmatic Mr Deakin by Judith BrettHistory2018
Deep Time Dreaming: Uncovering Ancient Australia by Billy GriffithsHistory2018
Beautiful Balts: From Displaced Persons to New Australians by Jayne PersianHistory2018
The battle within : POWs in postwar Australia by Christina TwomeyHistory2018
Tracker: Stories of Tracker Tilmouth by Alexis WrightNon-Fiction2018
Call of the Reed Warbler: A New Agriculture, A New Earth by Charles MassyNon-Fiction2018
The Year Everything Changed by Phillipa McGuinnessNon-Fiction2018
Korea: Where the American Century Began by Michael PembrokeNon-Fiction2018
Brisbane houses with gardens : the story of the people who built them by Beth WilsonPeople's Choice2018
Burning Down by Venero ArmannoPeople's Choice2018
Danger music : how teaching the cello to children in Afghanistan led to a self-discovery almost too hard to bear by Eddie AyresPeople's Choice2018
To become a whale by Ben HobsonPeople's Choice2018
The Yellow House by Emily O'GradyPeople's Choice2018
The Lost Flowers of Alice Hart by Holly RinglandPeople's Choice2018
We'll Show the World: Expo 88 by Jackie RyanPeople's Choice2018
A Life Underwater by Charlie VeronPeople's Choice2018
I love poetry by Michael FarrellPoetry2018
Pulse Points by Jennifer DownShort Story Collection2018
Bird Country by Claire AmanShort Story Collection2018
Common People by Tony BirchShort Story Collection2018
Habits of silence by Stephanie BuckleShort Story Collection2018
Trick of the Light by Laura ElveryShort Story Collection2018
We'll Show the World: Expo 88 by Jackie RyanWork of State Significance2018
Please Explain: The Rise, Fall and Rise Again of Pauline Han by Anna BroinowskiWork of State Significance2018
Brisbane houses with gardens : the story of the people who built them by Beth WilsonWork of State Significance2018
In the Dark Spaces by Cally BlackYoung Adult2018
The Dream Walker by Victoria CarlessYoung Adult2018
Sparrow by Scot GardnerYoung Adult2018
Amelia Westlake by Erin GoughYoung Adult2018
Because of you by Pip HarryYoung Adult2018
The Grand, Genius Summer of Henry Hoobler by Lisa ShanahanChildren's2017
A Different Dog by Paul JenningsChildren's2017
Dragonfly Song by Wendy OrrChildren's2017
The Killing of Louisa by Janet LeeEmerging Author2017
The Birdman's Wife by Melissa AshleyFiction2017
Vancouver by Nick EarlsFiction2017
A Hundred Small Lessons: A Novel by Ashley HayFiction2017
The Good People by Hannah KentFiction2017
The Museum of Modern Love by Heather RoseFiction2017
Into the Heart of Tasmania: A Search for Human Antiquity by Rebe TaylorHistory2017
The Tim Carmody Affair: Australia's Greatest Judicial Crisis by Rebecca Ananian-WelshHistory2017
Hidden in Plain View: The Aboriginal People of Coastal Sydney by Paul IrishHistory2017
Evatt: A Life by John MurphyHistory2017
Saltwater by Cathy McLennanNon-Fiction2017
Songs of a War Boy by Deng Thiak AdutNon-Fiction2017
Ghost Empire by Richard FidlerNon-Fiction2017
Position doubtful : mapping landscapes and memories by Kim MahoodNon-Fiction2017
Saltwater by Cathy McLennanPeople's Choice2017
Fragments by Antigone KefalaPoetry2017
The Circle and the Equator by Kyra GiorgiShort Story Collection2017
Letter to Pessoa by Michelle CahillShort Story Collection2017
After the Carnage by Tara June WinchShort Story Collection2017
The Daintree blockade : the battle for Australia's tropical rainforests by Bill WilkieWork of State Significance2017
Little fish are sweet by Matthew CondonWork of State Significance2017
For a Girl: A True Story of Secrets, Motherhood and Hope by Mary-Rose MacCollWork of State Significance2017
Saltwater by Cathy McLennanWork of State Significance2017
Words in Deep Blue by Cath CrowleyYoung Adult2017
The Hounded by Simon ButtersYoung Adult2017
The Bone Sparrow by Zana FraillonYoung Adult2017
The Road to Winter by Mark SmithYoung Adult2017
This is my song by Richard YaxleyYoung Adult2017
Between a Wolf and a Dog by Georgia BlainChildren's2016
KidGlovz by Julie HuntChildren's2016
Suri's wall by Lucy EstelaChildren's2016
Me, Teddy by Chris McKimmieChildren's2016
Ghost River by Tony BirchFiction2016
The Midnight Watch by David DyerFiction2016
One by Patrick HollandFiction2016
The Natural Way of Things by Charlotte WoodFiction2016
The Pearl Frontier: Indonesian Labor and Indigenous Encounters in Australia's Northern Trading Network by Julia MartínezHistory2016
Small Acts of Disappearance by Fiona WrightNon-Fiction2016
Remotely fashionable : a story of subtropical style by Nadia BuickNon-Fiction2016
Offshore: Behind the Wire on Manus and Nauru by Madeline GleesonNon-Fiction2016
Talking to my country by Stan GrantNon-Fiction2016
Second Half First by Drusilla ModjeskaNon-Fiction2016
Island Home: A Landscape Memoir by Tim WintonNon-Fiction2016
Swimming Home: A Novel by Mary-Rose MacCollPeople's Choice2016
The Landing by Susan JohnsonPeople's Choice2016
Anatomy of Voice by David MusgravePoetry2016
A Few Days in the Country and Other Stories by Elizabeth HarrowerShort Story Collection2016
The High Places by Fiona McFarlaneShort Story Collection2016
Not Just Black and White by Lesley WilliamsWork of State Significance2016
Dreaming the Enemy by David MetzenthenYoung Adult2016
The Sidekicks by Will KostakisYoung Adult2016
The Stars at Oktober Bend by Glenda MillardYoung Adult2016
One would think the deep by Claire ZornYoung Adult2016
A Single Stone by Meg McKinlayChildren's2015
Becoming Aurora by Elizabeth KasmerEmerging Author2015
The Golden Age by Joan LondonFiction2015
Anzac, The Unauthorised Biography by Carolyn HolbrookHistory2015
The bush : travels in the heart of Australia by Don WatsonNon-Fiction2015
On the road ... with kids : one family's life-changing gap year by John AhernPeople's Choice2015
Waiting for the Past by Les MurrayPoetry2015
Merciless Gods by Christos TsiolkasShort Story Collection2015
Warrior: A Legendary Leader's Dramatic Life and Violent Death on the Colonial Frontier by Libby ConnorsWork of State Significance2015
The Pause by John LarkinYoung Adult2015
Refuge by Jackie FrenchChildren's2014
Rules of Summer by Shaun TanChildren's2014
The Narrow Road to the Deep North by Richard FlanaganFiction2014
Broken Nation: Australians in the Great War by Joan BeaumontHistory2014
Dark Emu by Bruce PascoeHistory2014
1914: The Year the World Ended by Paul HamNon-Fiction2014
How to Do a Liver Transplant: Stories from My Surgical Life by Kellee SlaterPeople's Choice2014
Earth Hour by David MaloufPoetry2014
Only the Animals: Stories by Ceridwen DoveyShort Story Collection2014
The Cracks in the Kingdom by Jaclyn MoriartyYoung Adult2014
Don't let a spoonbill in the kitchen! by Narelle OliverChildren's2013
Gap by Rebecca JessenEmerging Author2013
Mullumbimby by Melissa LucashenkoFiction2013
The Flash of Recognition: Photography and the Emergence of Indigenous Rights by Jane LydonHistory2013
Boy, Lost by Kristina OlssonNon-Fiction2013
The Secret Keeper by Kate MortonPeople's Choice2013
Jam Tree Gully: Poems by John KinsellaPoetry2013
Like a House on Fire by Cate KennedyShort Story Collection2013
A Corner of White by Jaclyn MoriartyYoung Adult2013
Kumiko and the shadow catchers by Briony StewartChildren's2012
My Island Homicide by Catherine TitaseyEmerging Author2012
Cold Light by Frank MoorhouseFiction2012
The Biggest Estate on Earth: How Aborigines Made Australia by Bill GammageHistory2012
The People Smuggler: The True Story Of Ali Al Jenabi, The 'Oskar Schindler Of Asia' by Robin De CrespignyNon-Fiction2012
Double Entry: How the Merchants of Venice Created Modern Finance by Jane Gleeson-WhiteNon-Fiction2012
Crimson crop. by Peter RosePoetry2012
Sex, Genes & Rock 'n' Roll: How Evolution Has Shaped the Modern World by Rob BrooksScience2012
Forecast: Turbulence by Janette Turner HospitalShort Story Collection2012
The Australian Moment by George MegalogenisWork Advancing Public Debate2012
The Ink Bridge by Neil GrantYoung Adult2012
The Golden Day by Ursula DubosarskyYoung Adult2011
Affection: An Erotic Memoir by Krissy KneenNon-Fiction2010
The Piper's Son by Melina MarchettaYoung Adult2010
Ransom by David MaloufFiction2009
Crow and the Waterhole by Ambelin KwaymullinaChildren's2008
Too Loud Lily by Sofie LagunaChildren's2003


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