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Book awards: Prime Minister's Literary Award Shortlist

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Works (262)

TitlesOrder
Burning in by Mireille JuchauFiction, 2008
The Complete Stories by David MaloufFiction, 2008
Cultural Amnesia: Necessary Memories from History and the Arts by Clive JamesNon-fiction, 2008
El Dorado by Dorothy PorterFiction, 2008
A History of Queensland by Raymond EvansNon-fiction, 2008
Jamaica by Malcolm KnoxFiction, 2008
My Life as a Traitor: An Iranian Memoir by Zarah GhahramaniNon-fiction, 2008
Napoleon: The Path to Power by Philip DwyerNon-fiction, 2008
Shakespeare's Wife by Germaine GreerNon-fiction, 2008
Sorry by Gail JonesFiction, 2008
Vietnam: The Australian War by Paul HamNon-fiction, 2008
The Widow and Her Hero by Thomas KeneallyFiction, 2008
American Journeys by Don WatsonNon-fiction, 2009
The Boat by Nam Lenot in English Common KnowledgeFiction, 2009
Doing Life: A Biography of Elizabeth Jolley by Brian DibbleNon-fiction, 2009
Everything I Knew by Peter GoldsworthyFiction, 2009
The Good Parents by Joan LondonFiction, 2009
Gough Whitlam: A Moment in History by Jenny HockingNon-fiction, 2009
The Henson Case by David MarrNon-fiction, 2009
One Foot Wrong by Sofie LagunaFiction, 2009
The Pages by Murray BailFiction, 2009
People of the Book by Geraldine BrooksFiction, 2009
Tall Man: The Death of Doomadgee by Chloe HooperNon-fiction, 2009
Van Diemen's Land by James BoyceNon-fiction, 2009
Wanting by Richard FlanaganFiction, 2009
As the Earth Turns Silver by Alison WongFiction, 2010
Beatle Meets Destiny by Gabrielle WilliamsYoung Adult Fiction, 2010
The Blue Plateau: An Australian Pastoral by Mark TredinnickNon-fiction, 2010
The Book Of Emmett by Deborah ForsterFiction, 2010
Cicada Summer by Kate ConstableChildren's Fiction, 2010
The Ghost at the Wedding: A True Story by Shirley WalkerNon-fiction, 2010
Harry & Hopper by Margaret WildChildren's Fiction, 2010
Jarvis 24 by David MetzenthenYoung Adult Fiction, 2010
Just Macbeth! by Andy GriffithsChildren's Fiction, 2010
The lake woman : a romance by Alan GouldFiction, 2010
The Life and Death of Democracy by John KeaneNon-fiction, 2010
Lovesong by Alex MillerFiction, 2010
Mannie and the Long Brave Day by Martine MurrayChildren's Fiction, 2010
Mr Chicken Goes to Paris by Leigh HobbsChildren's Fiction, 2010
The Museum of Mary Child by Cassandra GoldsYoung Adult Fiction, 2010
Ransom by David MaloufFiction, 2010
Running with the Horses by Alison LesterChildren's Fiction, 2010
Stolen by Lucy ChristopherYoung Adult Fiction, 2010
Strange Places: a Memoir of Mental Illness by Will ElliottNon-fiction, 2010
Summertime: Scenes from Provincial Life by J. M. CoetzeeFiction, 2010
Swerve by Phillip GwynneYoung Adult Fiction, 2010
Tensy Farlow and the home for mislaid children by Jen StorerChildren's Fiction, 2010
The Terrible Plop by Ursula DubosarskyChildren's Fiction, 2010
The Water Dreamers: The Remarkable History of Our Dry Continent by Michael CathcartNon-fiction, 2010
The Winds of Heaven by Judith ClarkeYoung Adult Fiction, 2010
About a Girl by Joanne HornimanYoung Adult Fiction, 2011
April and Esme Tooth Fairies by Bob GrahamChildren's Fiction, 2011
Claude Levi-Strauss: The Poet in the Laboratory by Patrick WilckenNon-fiction, 2011
Flyaway by Lucy ChristopherChildren's Fiction, 2011
Glissando : a melodrama by David MusgraveFiction, 2011
Good Oil by Laura BuzoYoung Adult Fiction, 2011
How To Make Gravy: A to Z, A Mongrel Memoir by Paul KellyNon-fiction, 2011
Notorious by Roberta LowingFiction, 2011
Now by Morris GleitzmanChildren's Fiction, 2011
The Party: The Secret World of China's Communist Rulers by Richard McGregorNon-fiction, 2011
The Piper's Son by Melina MarchettaYoung Adult Fiction, 2011
Sydney by Delia FalconerNon-fiction, 2011
That Deadman Dance by Kim ScottFiction, 2011
The Three Loves of Persimmon by Cassandra GoldsYoung Adult Fiction, 2011
When colts ran by Roger McDonaldFiction, 2011
Why I Love Australia by Bronwyn BancroftChildren's Fiction, 2011
1835: The Founding of Melbourne & the Conquest of Australia by James BoyceAustralian History, 2012
Alaska by Sue SalibaYoung Adult Fiction, 2012
All That I Am by Anna FunderFiction, 2012
Armour by John KinsellaPoetry, 2012
Ashes in the Air by Ali AlizadehPoetry, 2012
Autumn Laing by Alex MillerFiction, 2012
Being Here by Barry JonsbergYoung Adult Fiction, 2012
Breaking the Sheep's Back by Charles MassyAustralian History, 2012
Come down, cat! by Sonya HartnettChildren's Fiction, 2012
Evangeline, the wish keeper's helper by Maggie AldersonChildren's Fiction, 2012
Father's day by Anne BrooksbankChildren's Fiction, 2012
Forecast: Turbulence by Janette Turner HospitalFiction, 2012
Immigration nation : the secret history of us [videorecording] by Jacob HickeyHistory, 2012
Indifferent Inclusion: Aboriginal People and the Australian Nation by Russell McGregorAustralian History, 2012
The Jewel Fish of Karnak by Graeme BaseChildren's Fiction, 2012
Kinglake-350 by Adrian HylandNon-fiction, 2012
Michael Kirby: Paradoxes and Principles by A. J. BrownNon-fiction, 2012
Pan's Whisper by Sue LawsonYoung Adult Fiction, 2012
Sarah Thornhill by Kate GrenvilleFiction, 2012
A Short History of Christianity by Geoffrey BlaineyNon-fiction, 2012
Southern Barbarians by John MateerPoetry, 2012
A Straight Line to My Heart by Bill CondonYoung Adult Fiction, 2012
When horse became saw by Anthony MacrisNon-fiction, 2012
The Australian Moment by George Megalogenisnot in English Common KnowledgeNon-Fiction, 2013
The Beginner's Guide to Revenge by Marianne MusgroveChildren's Fiction, 2013
Bold Palates: Australia's Gastronomic Heritage by Barbara SantichNon-Fiction, 2013
Bradman's War by Malcolm KnoxNon-Fiction, 2013
Burning rice by Eileen ChongPoetry, 2013
The Censor's Library: Uncovering the Lost History of Australia's Banned Books by Nicole MooreHistory, 2013
The Chemistry of Tears by Peter CareyFiction, 2013
The Children of the King by Sonya HartnettYoung Adult Fiction, 2013
Crimson crop. by Peter RosePoetry, 2013
Every Thing Left Unsaid by Jessica DavidsonYoung Adult Fiction, 2013
Farewell, Dear People: Biographies of Australia's Lost Generation by Ross McMullinnot in English Common KnowledgeHistory, 2013
Floundering by Romy AshFiction, 2013
Friday Brown by Vikki WakefieldYoung Adult Fiction, 2013
Gough Whitlam : his time : the biography. Volume II by Jenny HockingHistory, 2013
Grace beside me by Sue McphersonYoung Adult Fiction, 2013
Jam Tree Gully: Poems by John Kinsellanot in English Common KnowledgePoetry, 2013
Liquid nitrogen by Jennifer MaidenPoetry, 2013
Lost Voices by C. J. KochFiction, 2013
Mateship With Birds by Carrie TiffanyFiction, 2013
Plein airs and graces : the life and times of George Collingridge by Adrian MitchellNon-Fiction, 2013
Questions of Travel by Michelle De Kretsernot in English Common KnowledgeFiction, 2013
Sandakan by Paul HamHistory, 2013
The Sex Lives of Australians by Frank BongiornoHistory, 2013
The sunlit zone by Lisa JacobsonPoetry, 2013
Today We Have No Plans by Jane GodwinChildren's Fiction, 2013
Uncommon Soldier: The Story of the Making of Today's Diggers by Chris MastersNon-Fiction, 2013
What's the Matter, Aunty May? by Peter FriendChildren's Fiction, 2013
1953 by Geoff PagePoetry, 2014
Arthur Phillip: Sailor, Mercenary, Governor, Spy by Michael PembrokeAustralian History, 2014
Australia's secret war : how trade unions sabotaged Australian Military Forces in World War II by Hal Colebatchnot in English Common KnowledgeAustralian History, 2014
Belomor by Nicolas RothwellFiction, 2014
Broken Nation: Australians in the Great War by Joan Beaumontnot in English Common KnowledgeAustralian History, 2014
The Categorical Universe of Candice Phee by Barry JonsbergChildren's Fiction, 2014
Citizen Emperor: Napoleon in Power by Philip DwyerNon-Fiction, 2014
Coal Creek by Alex MillerFiction, 2014
Eldershaw by Stephen EdgarPoetry, 2014
The First Third by Will KostakisYoung Adult Fiction, 2014
First Victory: 1914 by Mike CarltonAustralian History, 2014
The Forgotten Rebels of Eureka by Clare WrightAustralian History, 2014
Girl Defective by Simmone HowellYoung Adult Fiction, 2014
Kissed by the moon by Alison LesterChildren's Fiction, 2014
Life in Outer Space by Melissa KeilYoung Adult Fiction, 2014
The Lucky Culture And The Rise Of An Australian Ruling Class by Nick CaterNon-Fiction, 2014
Madeleine: A Life of Madeleine St John by Helen Trincanot in English Common KnowledgeNon-Fiction, 2014
Moving Among Strangers: Randolph Stow and My Family by Gabrielle Careynot in English Common KnowledgeNon-Fiction, 2014
The Narrow Road to the Deep North by Richard Flanagannot in English Common KnowledgeFiction, 2014
The Night Guest by Fiona McFarlaneFiction, 2014
Pureheart by Cassandra GoldsYoung Adult Fiction, 2014
Rendezvous with Destiny: How Franklin D. Roosevelt and Five Extraordinary Men Took America into the War and into the World by Michael FulliloveNon-Fiction, 2014
Rules of Summer by Shaun TanChildren's Fiction, 2014
Song for a Scarlet Runner by Julie HuntChildren's Fiction, 2014
Tempo by Sarah DayPoetry, 2014
A World of Other People by Steven Carrollnot in English Common KnowledgeFiction, 2014
Amnesia by Peter CareyFiction, 2015
Are You Seeing Me? by Darren GrothYoung Adult Fiction, 2015
The Astrologer's Daughter by Rebecca LimYoung Adult Fiction, 2015
Descent into Hell: The Fall of Singapore - Pudu and Changi - the Thai-Burma Railway by Peter BruneAustralian History, 2015
Earth Hour by David MaloufPoetry, 2015
Encountering the Pacific in the Age of the Enlightenment by John GascoigneNon-Fiction, 2015
The Europeans in Australia: Volume 3: Nation by Alan AtkinsonAustralian History, 2015
Exhibits of the sun by Stephen EdgarPoetry, 2015
Golden Boys by Sonya HartnettFiction, 2015
In Certain Circles by Elizabeth HarrowerFiction, 2015
Menzies at War by Anne HendersonAustralian History, 2015
My Dad Is A Bear by Nicola ConnellyChildren's Fiction, 2015
My Two Blankets by Irena KobaldChildren's Fiction, 2015
Private Bill: In Love and War by Barrie CassidyNon-Fiction, 2015
This House of Grief: The Story of a Murder Trial by Helen GarnerNon-Fiction, 2015
Tigers on the Beach by Doug MacLeodYoung Adult Fiction, 2015
To Name Those Lost by Rohan WilsonFiction, 2015
Two wolves by Tristan BancksChildren's Fiction, 2015
Withering-by-Sea by Judith RossellChildren's Fiction, 2015
Becoming Kirrali Lewis by Jane HarrisonYoung Adult Fiction, 2016
Cocky's joy by Michael FarrellPoetry, 2016
Forever young by Steven CarrollFiction, 2016
The greatest Gatsby by Tohby RiddleChildren's Fiction, 2016
Green Valentine by Lili WilkinsonYoung Adult Fiction, 2016
Illuminae by Amie KaufmanYoung Adult Fiction, 2016
In-between Days by Vikki WakefieldYoung Adult Fiction, 2016
Island home : a landscape memoir by Tim WintonNon-Fiction, 2016
Mr Huff by Anna WalkerChildren's Fiction, 2016
Ned Kelly: A Lawless Life by Doug MorrisseyAustralian History, 2016
Net needle by Robert AdamsonPoetry, 2016
Perfect by Danny ParkerChildren's Fiction, 2016
Quicksand by Steve ToltzFiction, 2016
Red Professor: The Cold War life of Fred Rose by Peter MonteathAustralian History, 2016
Second half first by Drusilla ModjeskaNon-Fiction, 2016
Waiting for the Past by Les MurrayPoetry, 2016
The World Repair Video Game by David IrelandFiction, 2016
'A Passion for Exploring New Countries' - Matthew Flinders & George Bass by Josephine BastianAustralian History, 2017
The Art of Rivalry: Four Friendships, Betrayals, and Breakthroughs in Modern Art by Sebastian SmeeNonfiction, 2017
The Art of Time Travel: Historians and Their Craft by Tom GriffithsNonfiction, 2017
Blue Sky Yellow Kite by Janet A. HolmesChildren's fiction, 2017
The Bone Sparrow by Zana FraillonYoung Adult fiction, 2017
The Easy Way Out by Steven AmsterdamFiction, 2017
Evatt: A Life by John MurphyAustralian History, 2017
Extinctions by Josephine WilsonFiction, 2017
Figgy and the President by Tamsin JanuChildren's fiction, 2017
Forgetting Foster by Dianne TouchellYoung Adult fiction, 2017
Fragments by Antigone KefalaPoetry, 2017
A Handful of Sand: The Gurindji Struggle, After the Walk-Off by Charlie WardAustralian History, 2017
The last days of Ava Langdon by Mark O'FlynnFiction, 2017
Mick: A Life of Randolph Stow by Suzanne FalkinerNonfiction, 2017
My Brother by Dee HuxleyChildren's fiction, 2017
One would think the deep by Claire ZornYoung Adult fiction, 2017
Our Man Elsewhere: In Search of Alan Moorehead by Thornton McCamishNonfiction, 2017
Painting Red Orchids by Eileen ChongPoetry, 2017
the stars at oktober bend by Glenda MillardYoung Adult fiction, 2017
Valiant for Truth: The Life of Chester Wilmot, War Correspondent by Peter BruneAustralian History, 2017
Waiting by Philip SalomFiction, 2017
Archipelago by Adam AitkenPoetry, 2018
Beautiful Balts: From Displaced Persons to New Australians by Jayne PersianAustralian history, 2018
Chatelaine by Bonny Cassidy (ed)Poetry, 2018
Domestic interior by Fiona WrightPoetry, 2018
The Enigmatic Mr Deakin by Judith BrettAustralian history, 2018
Feathers by Phil CummingsChildren’s literature, 2018
First Person by Richard FlanaganFiction, 2018
Hidden in Plain View: The Aboriginal People of Coastal Sydney by Paul Irish(Australian history, 2018
Indigenous and other Australians since 1901 by Tim RowseAustralian history, 2018
The Library: A Catalogue of Wonders by Stuart KellsNonfiction, 2018
The Life to Come by Michelle De KretserFiction, 2018
Living on Hope Street by Demet DivarorenYoung Adult literature, 2018
A Long Way from Home by Peter CareyFiction, 2018
Mischka's War: A Story of Survival from War-Torn Europe to New York by Sheila FitzpatrickNonfiction, 2018
My lovely Frankie by Judith ClarkeYoung Adult literature, 2018
No Front Line: Australia's Special Forces at War in Afghanistan by Chris MastersNonfiction, 2018
The ones that disappeared by Zana FraillonYoung Adult literature, 2018
Ruben by Bruce WhatleyYoung Adult literature, 2018
Storm Whale by Sarah BrennanChildren’s literature, 2018
Taboo by Kim ScottFiction, 2018
Unbreakable by Jelena DokicNonfiction, 2018
The Arsonist by Chloe HooperNon-fiction, 2019
The Art of Taxidermy by Sharon KernotYoung adult literature, 2019
Axiomatic by Maria TumarkinNon-fiction, 2019
Beautiful revolutionary by Laura Elizabeth WoollettFiction, 2019
Between Us by Clare AtkinsYoung adult literature, 2019
Blakwork by Alison WhittakerPoetry, 2019
A certain light : a memoir of family, loss and hope by Cynthia BanhamNon-fiction, 2019
Cicada by Shaun TanYoung adult literature, 2019
Dancing in Shadows: Histories of Nyungar Performance by Anna HaebichAustralian history, 2019
Deep Time Dreaming: Uncovering Ancient Australia by Billy GriffithsAustralian history, 2019
The Feather by Margaret WildChildren's literature, 2019
Incredible Freedom Machines by Kirli SaundersChildren's literature, 2019
The Land of Dreams by D. A. KempAustralian history, 2019
Lenny's Book of Everything by Karen FoxleeYoung adult literature, 2019
Newcastle sonnets by Keri GlastonburyPoetry, 2019
Rusted Off: Why Country Australia Is Fed Up by Gabrielle ChanNon-fiction, 2019
Saudade by Suneeta Peres da CostaFiction, 2019
Sonam and the Silence by Eddie AyresChildren's literature, 2019
A Stolen Season by Rodney HallFiction, 2019
Too Much Lip by Melissa LucashenkoFiction, 2019
Waiting for Chicken Smith by David MackintoshChildren's literature, 2019
You Daughters Of Freedom: The Australians Who Won the Vote and Inspired the World by Clare WrightAustralian history, 2019
Catch a Falling Star by Meg McKinlayChildren’s literature, 2020
The Death of Jesus by J. M. CoetzeeFiction, 2020
Empirical by Lisa GortonPoetry, 2020
Enchantment of the Long-haired Rat, The by Tim BonyhadyNonfiction, 2020
Exploded view by Carrie TiffanyFiction, 2020
From Secret Ballot to Democracy Sausage: How Australia Got Compulsory Voting by Judith BrettAustralian history, 2020
The future keepers by Nandi ChinnaPoetry, 2020
Hearing Maud : A Journey for a Voice by Jessica WhiteNonfiction, 2020
Heide by PioPoetry, 2020
The Honeyman and the Hunter by Neil GrantYA literature, 2020
The Oarsmen by Scott PattersonAustralian history, 2020
One careless night by Christina BoothChildren’s literature, 2020
Progressive New World: How Settler Colonialism and Transpacific Exchange Shaped American Reform by Marilyn LakeAustralian history, 2020
See What You Made Me Do: Power, Control and Domestic Violence by Jess HillNonfiction, 2020
Sludge: Disaster on Victoria's Goldfields by Peter DaviesAustralian history, 2020
The surprising power of a good dumpling by Wai ChimYA literature, 2020
This Is How We Change the Ending by Vikki WakefieldYA literature, 2020
The Weekend by Charlotte WoodFiction, 2020
When the Ground Is Hard by Malla NunnYA literature, 2020
Wolfe Island by Lucy TreloarFiction, 2020

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