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Book awards: The Age Book of the Year shortlist

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Works (290)

A hard god : a play by Peter KennaFiction, 1974
Tamarisk Row by Gerald MurnaneFiction, 1974
Wrappings by Vicki ViidikasFiction, 1974
Burn by David IrelandFiction, 1975
The Electrical Experience by Frank MoorhouseFiction, 1975
Hammers over the anvil by Alan MarshallFiction, 1975
Johnno by David MaloufFiction, 1975
Native companions : essays and comments on Australian literature, 1936-1966 by A. D. HopeNon-fiction, 1975
Cape Solitary by Ray EricksenNon-fiction, 1976
The grammar of the real: Selected prose, 1959-1974 by James Phillip McAuleyFiction, 1976
Lion and Kangaroo by Gavin SouterNon-fiction, 1976
Thoroughly decent people : a folktale by Glen TomasettiFiction, 1976
A Time for Building: Australian Administration in Papua and New Guinea, 1951–1963 by Paul HasluckNon-fiction, 1976
Bairnsdale : portrait of an Australian country town by Hal PorterNon-fiction, 1977
Crazy woman and other poems by Anne ElderFiction, 1977
Lament for the Barkindji : the vanished tribes of the Darling River region by Bobbie HardyNon-fiction, 1977
Monkey Grip by Helen GarnerFiction, 1977
Mucking about: An Autobiography by Paul HasluckNon-fiction, 1977
Ruling Class, Ruling Culture: Studies of Conflict, Power and Hegemony in Australian Life. by R. W. ConnellNon-fiction, 1977
Australia's founding mothers by Helen HeneyNon-fiction, 1978
Electric Beach, The by James McQueenFiction, 1978
Flying Home by Morris LurieFiction, 1978
Going it alone : Australia's national identity in the twentieth century by W. F. MandleNon-fiction, 1978
A History of Australia, Vol. 4: The Earth Abideth for ever 1851-1888 by Charles M. ClarkNon-fiction, 1978
An Imaginary Life by David MaloufFiction, 1978
Die Like the Carp! by Harry GordonNon-fiction, 1978
Mediator: a biography of Sir Richard Kirby by Blanche d'AlpugetNon-fiction, 1978
A nation for a continent: The history of Australia, 1901-1975 by Russel WardNon-fiction, 1978
Quarantine by Nicholas HasluckFiction, 1978
The secret state : Australia's spy industry by Richard HallNon-fiction, 1978
Swords and Crowns and Rings by Ruth ParkFiction, 1978
The tall one by Barbara JefferisFiction, 1978
Ernest Giles : explorer and traveller, 1835-1897 by Ray EricksenNon-fiction, 1979
The Hottest Night of the Century by Glenda AdamsFiction, 1979
The New Cratylus: Notes on the Craft of Poetry by A. D. HopeFiction, 1979
Peach Groves by Barbara HanrahanFiction, 1979
The Second Leunig...A Dusty Little Swag by Michael LeunigFiction, 1979
The Spanish lake by O. H. K. SpateNon-fiction, 1979
This Bed My Centre by Ellen NewtonNon-fiction, 1979
Weevils in the flour : an oral record of the 1930s depression in Australia by Wendy LowensteinNon-fiction, 1979
The Boys Who Stole the Funeral: A Novel Sequence by Les A. MurrayFiction, 1980
The everlasting secret family and other secrets by Frank MoorhouseFiction, 1980
The Frangipani Gardens by Barbara HanrahanFiction, 1980
Henry Parkes - A Biography by A. W. MartinNon-fiction, 1980
Whirlwinds in the plain: Ludwig Leichhardt--friends, foes, and history by E. M. WebsterNon-fiction, 1980
Annie's Coming Out by Rosemary CrossleyNon-fiction, 1981
Bliss by Peter CareyFiction, 1981
City of Women by David IrelandFiction, 1981
A Fortunate Life by A. B. FaceyNon-fiction, 1981
Moonlite by David FosterFiction, 1981
Nero's poems: Translations of the public and private poems of the Emperor Nero by Geoffrey LehmannFiction, 1981
Trial Balance by H. C. CoombsNon-fiction, 1981
Child's Play, with Eustace and The Prowler by David MaloufFiction, 1982
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-fiction, 1982
Gods and Politicians by Bruce GrantNon-fiction, 1982
The Golden Age of Australian Opera: W. S. Lyster and His Companies, 1861-1880 (Music) by Harold LoveNon-fiction, 1982
An Item from the Late News by Thea AstleyFiction, 1982
Just Relations by Rodney HallFiction, 1982
The Plains by Gerald MurnaneFiction, 1982
Robert Hawke by Blanche d'AlpugetNon-fiction, 1982
Sister Kate (An Australian original) by Jean BedfordFiction, 1982
Against the stream : the memories of a philosophical anarchist, 1927-1939 by A. F. HowellsNon-fiction, 1983
The Bodysurfers by Robert DreweFiction, 1983
The cure by Peter KocanFiction, 1983
Cutting Green Hay - Friendships, Movements and Cultural Conflicts In Australia's Great Decades by Vincent BuckleyNon-fiction, 1983
Doctor Wooreddy's Prescription for Enduring the Ending of the World by MudroorooFiction, 1983
Full fathom five by Mary Albertus BainNon-fiction, 1983
The People's Otherworld by Les A. MurrayFiction, 1983
Shackleton's Forgotten Men: The Untold Tragedy of the Endurance Epic (Adrenaline Classic Series) by Lennard BickelNon-fiction, 1983
Sons in the saddle by Mary DurackNon-fiction, 1983
This is the ABC : the Australian Broadcasting Commission, 1932-1983 by K. S. InglisNon-fiction, 1983
The boy Adeodatus : the portrait of a lucky young bastard by Bernard SmithNon-fiction, 1984
Gilbert Murray: A Life by F R WestNon-fiction, 1984
Harland's Half Acre by David MaloufFiction, 1984
Loving Daughters by Olga MastersFiction, 1984
The Man Who Stayed Below by Alan GouldFiction, 1984
Punishment short of death : a history of the penal settlement at Norfolk Island by Margaret HazzardNon-fiction, 1984
Serpent's Tooth: An Autobiographical Novel by Roger MillissFiction, 1984
Shallows by Tim WintonFiction, 1984
Stories from suburban road : an autobiographical collection, 1920-1939 by T. A. G. HungerfordFiction, 1984
Struggletown: Public and Private Life in Richmond, 1900-1965 by Janet McCalmanNon-fiction, 1984
Wild man of letters: The story of P.R. Stephensen by Craig MunroNon-fiction, 1984
Will Dyson: Cartoonist, etcher, and Australia's finest war artist by Ross McMullinNon-fiction, 1984
Benton's conviction by Geoff PageFiction, 1985
The Children's Bach by Helen GarnerFiction, 1985
Dog Rock by David FosterFiction, 1985
The Doubleman by C. J. KochFiction, 1985
A Family Madness by Thomas KeneallyFiction, 1985
Home Time by Beverley FarmerFiction, 1985
A Knockabout With A Slouch Hat by T. A. G. HungerfordNon-fiction, 1985
Memory Ireland: Insights Into the Contemporary Irish Condition by Vincent BuckleyNon-fiction, 1985
The moon man : a biography of Nikolai Miklouho-Maclay by E. M. WebsterNon-fiction, 1985
Raffaello! Raffaello!: A biography of Raffaello Carboni by Desmond O'GradyNon-fiction, 1985
Selected poems 1963-1983 by Robert GrayFiction, 1985
Auschwitz Poems by Lily BrettFiction, 1986
Going Home: Stories by Archie WellerFiction, 1986
Heroes by John PilgerNon-fiction, 1986
Plankton's luck: A life in retrospect by Mungo MacCallumNon-fiction, 1986
Postcards from Surfers by Helen GarnerFiction, 1986
The Soldiers Story by Terry BurstallNon-fiction, 1986
The war diaries of Weary Dunlop : Java and the Burma-Thailand Railway 1942-1945 by E. E. DunlopNon-fiction, 1986
Arthur Phillip, 1738-1814: His Voyaging by Alan FrostNon-fiction, 1987
Holden's Performance by Murray BailFiction, 1987
Home Is the Sailor by Nancy PhelanFiction, 1987
The limits of hope : soldier settlement in Victoria, 1915-38 by Marilyn LakeNon-fiction, 1987
Propinquity by John MacgregorFiction, 1987
Sky poems by Philip SalomFiction, 1987
Whole Life: An Autobiography by Morris LurieNon-fiction, 1987
It's Raining in Mango by Thea AstleyFiction, 1988
Joan Makes History by Kate GrenvilleFiction, 1988
Louisa by Brian MatthewsNon-fiction, 1988
Oscar and Lucinda by Peter CareyFiction, 1988
Out of the Line of Fire by Mark HenshawFiction, 1988
Paradise found and lost by O. H. K. SpateNon-fiction, 1988
Survival in Our Own Land: 'Aboriginal' Experiences in 'South Australia' since 1836 by Christobel MattingleyNon-fiction, 1988
Two Centuries of Panic: A History of Corporate Collapses in Australia by Trevor SykesNon-fiction, 1988
The bathing-machine called the twentieth century by Nigel KrauthFiction, 1989
Company of Images by Janine BurkeFiction, 1989
Don't Take Your Love to Town by Ruby LangfordNon-fiction, 1989
I for Isobel by Amy WittingFiction, 1989
Martin Boyd, a life by Brenda NiallNon-fiction, 1989
The Mountain by Graham HendersonFiction, 1989
MY FATHER'S SON by Ric ThrossellNon-fiction, 1989
The Puzzles of Childhood by Manning ClarkNon-fiction, 1989
Towards Asmara by Thomas KeneallyFiction, 1989
Australians at home : a documentary history of Australian domestic interiors from 1788 to 1914 by Terence LaneNon-fiction, 1990
The Great World by David MaloufFiction, 1990
Marriages by Amy WittingFiction, 1990
Poppy by Drusilla ModjeskaNon-fiction, 1990
Spider Cup by Marion HalliganFiction, 1990
Translation by John A. ScottFiction, 1990
Cloudstreet by Tim WintonFiction, 1991
My strange friend: An autobiography (Picador) by David MartinNon-fiction, 1991
The Seeds of Time: The Life of Sir Macfarlane Burnet by Christopher SextonNon-fiction, 1991
Sitting in by Barry HillNon-fiction, 1991
The Ancestor Game by Alex MillerFiction, 1992
Inside Outside: Life Between Two Worlds (Imprint Lives) by Andrew RiemerNon-fiction, 1992
Micky Darlin' by Victor KelleherFiction, 1992
Tell Me I'm Here: One Family's Experience of Schizophrenia by Anne DevesonNon-fiction, 1992
Vanishing Points by Thea AstleyFiction, 1992
Wards of the state : an autobiographical novella by Robert AdamsonNon-fiction, 1992
Waterloo Creek : the Australia Day massacre of 1838, George Gipps and the British conquest of New South Wales by Roger MillissNon-fiction, 1992
Christina Stead: A Biography by Hazel RowleyNon-fiction, 1993
The Mule's Foal by Fotini EpanomitisFiction, 1993
Soundings (Uqp Fiction) by Liam DavisonFiction, 1993
Take Me to Paris, Johnny by John FosterNon-fiction, 1993
The Toucher by Dorothy HewettFiction, 1993
Coda by Thea AstleyFiction, 1994
Georgiana : a biography of Georgiana McCrae, painter, diarist, pioneer by Brenda NiallNon-fiction, 1994
Noel Counihan: Artist and Revolutionary by Bernard SmithNon-fiction, 1994
Rose Scott: Vision and Revision in Feminism by Judith A. AllenNon-fiction, 1994
Seasonal Adjustments by Adib KhanFiction, 1994
The White Woman (Uqp Paperbacks) by Liam DavisonFiction, 1994
Bearbrass : imagining early Melbourne by Robyn AnnearNon-fiction, 1995
Death of a River Guide by Richard FlanaganFiction, 1995
The First Stone: Some Questions About Sex and Power by Helen GarnerNon-fiction, 1995
Good Times, Hard Times: The Past and the Future in Elizabeth by Mark PeelNon-fiction, 1995
The Grass Sister by Gillian MearsFiction, 1995
One Summer, Every Summer - An Ashes Journal by Gideon HaighNon-fiction, 1995
The sitters by Alex MillerFiction, 1995
The Conversations at Curlow Creek by David MaloufFiction, 1996
The Drowner by Robert DreweFiction, 1996
The Glade within the Grove by David FosterFiction, 1996
Hunters and Collectors: The Antiquarian Imagination in Australia (Studies in Australian History) by Tom GriffithsNon-fiction, 1996
The Island in the Mind by Rodney HallFiction, 1996
Keating: The Inside Story by John EdwardsNon-fiction, 1996
Night Letters by Robert DessaixFiction, 1996
Spaces in Her Day: Australian Women's Diaries, 1920s and 1930s by Katie HolmesNon-fiction, 1996
The Chosen by David IrelandFiction, 1997
The Europeans in Australia : a history by Alan AtkinsonNon-fiction, 1997
The Fiftieth Gate by Mark Raphael BakerNon-fiction, 1997
The Service of Clouds by Delia FalconerFiction, 1997
Stepper by Brian CastroFiction, 1997
Eucalyptus by Murray BailFiction, 1998
The Golden Dress by Marion HalliganFiction, 1998
Mr. Darwin's Shooter by Roger McDonaldFiction, 1998
Romulus, My Father by Raimond GaitaNon-fiction, 1998
Sister, Sister by Anna Rosner BlayNon-fiction, 1998
South of my days : a biography of Judith Wright by Veronica BradyNon-fiction, 1998
Burning Sunday by Michael McCoyFiction, 1999
Le crépuscule de la raison : roman by Fiona CappFiction, 1999
Frontier Lands and Pioneer Legends: How Pastoralists Gained Karuwali Land by Pamela Lukin WatsonNon-fiction, 1999
The Hunter by Julia LeighFiction, 1999
Layers of the city by Antoni JachFiction, 1999
Ngarrindjeri Wurruwarrin: A World That Is, Was and Will Be by Diane BellNon-fiction, 1999
Prowler by Marion CampbellFiction, 1999
Sex and Suffering: Women's Health and a Women's Hospital by Janet McCalmanNon-fiction, 1999
Sins of the brother: The definitive story of Ivan Milat and the backpacker murders by Mark WhittakerNon-fiction, 1999
White Nation: Fantasies of White Supremacy in a Multicultural Society by Ghassan HageNon-fiction, 1999
A Better Woman : A Memoir of Motherhood by Susan JohnsonNon-fiction, 2000
Drylands by Thea AstleyFiction, 2000
NYC by Catherine FordFiction, 2000
Stravinsky's Lunch by Drusilla ModjeskaNon-fiction, 2000
Tiger's Eye: A Memoir by Inga ClendinnenNon-fiction, 2000
Tin toys by Anson CameronFiction, 2000
Broken Circles: Fragmenting Indigenous Families 1800-2000 by Anna HaebichNon-fiction, 2001
The colonial earth by Tim BonyhadyNon-fiction, 2001
Conditions of Faith by Alex MillerFiction, 2001
Dark Palace by Frank MoorhouseFiction, 2001
The Essence of Capitalism: The Origins of Our Future by Humphrey McQueenNon-fiction, 2001
Flying in Silence by Gerry TurcotteFiction, 2001
Last Drinks by Andrew McGahanFiction, 2001
The White Divers of Broome. The true story of a fatal experiment by John BaileyNon-fiction, 2001
The Carpet Wars: From Kabul to Baghdad: A Ten-Year Journey Along Ancient Trade Routes by Christopher KremmerNon-fiction, 2002
Confessing a Murder by Nicholas DraysonFiction, 2002
Dirt Music by Tim WintonFiction, 2002
Gallipoli by Les CarlyonNon-fiction, 2002
Gould's Book of Fish by Richard FlanaganFiction, 2002
An Indelible Stain?: The Question of Genocide in Australia's History by Henry ReynoldsNon-fiction, 2002
Moral Hazard by Kate JenningsFiction, 2002
Stasiland: Stories from Behind the Berlin Wall by Anna FunderNon-fiction, 2002
Black Mirror by Gail JonesFiction, 2003
Black sheep : journey to Borroloola by Nicholas JoseNon-fiction, 2003
Broken song : T.G.H. Strehlow and Aboriginal possession by Barry HillNon-fiction, 2003
The Hamilton Case by Michelle de KretserFiction, 2003
Journey to the Stone Country by Alex MillerFiction, 2003
The Philosopher's Dog by Raimond GaitaNon-fiction, 2003
Pushing Time Away: My Grandfather and the Tragedy of Jewish Vienna by Peter SingerNon-fiction, 2003
Shanghai Dancing by Brian CastroFiction, 2003
The Boy by Julian DaviesFiction, 2004
Car Wars : How the Car Won Our Hearts and Conquered Our Cities by Graeme DavisonNon-fiction, 2004
Dancing With Strangers: Europeans and Australians at First Contact by Inga ClendinnenNon-fiction, 2004
Einstein's Heroes: Imagining the World Through the Language of Mathematics by Robyn ArianrhodNon-fiction, 2004
How the Light Gets In by M. J. HylandFiction, 2004
Inside Out by Robert AdamsonNon-fiction, 2004
My Life as a Fake by Peter CareyFiction, 2004
A certain maritime incident : the sinking of SIEV X by Tony KevinNon-fiction, 2005
I Have Kissed Your Lips by Gerard WindsorFiction, 2005
In Tasmania: Adventures at the End of the World by Nicholas ShakespeareNon-fiction, 2005
Leaving Year Zero: Stories of Surviving Pol Pot's Cambodia by Richard LunnNon-fiction, 2005
March by Geraldine Brooks2005
The Marsh Birds by Eva SallisFiction, 2005
Pig City: From the Saints to Savage Garden by Andrew StaffordNon-fiction, 2005
Surrender by Sonya HartnettFiction, 2005
Florence Broadhurst: Her Secret & Extraordinary Lives by Helen O'NeillNon-fiction, 2006
The Resurrectionist by James BradleyFiction, 2006
The Secret River by Kate GrenvilleFiction, 2006
Slow Man by J. M. CoetzeeFiction, 2006
Thunder from the Silent Zone: Rethinking China by Paul MonkNon-fiction, 2006
A trial separation : Australia and the decolonisation of Papua New Guinea by Donald DenoonNon-fiction, 2006
The Weather Makers : How Man Is Changing the Climate and What It Means for Life on Earth by Tim FlanneryNon-fiction, 2006
Back from the Brink: How Australia's Landscape can be Saved by Peter AndrewsNon-fiction, 2007
Careless by Deborah RobertsonFiction, 2007
Carpentaria by Alexis WrightFiction, 2007
Sucked In by Shane MaloneyFiction, 2007
The Time We Have Taken by Steven CarrollFiction, 2007
Unpolished Gem: My Mother, My Grandmother, and Me by Alice PungNon-fiction, 2007
I Am Melba by Ann BlaineyNon-fiction, 2008
Burning in by Mireille JuchauFiction, 2008
Diary of a Bad Year by J. M. CoetzeeFiction, 2008
An Exacting Heart: The Story of Hephzibah Menuhin by Jacqueline KentNon-fiction, 2008
A Family History of Smoking by Andrew RiemerNon-fiction, 2008
The Good Parents by Joan LondonFiction, 2008
The Orphan Gunner by Sara KnoxFiction, 2008
Van Diemen's Land by James BoyceNon-fiction, 2008
Butterfly by Sonya HartnettFiction, 2009
Cooee: A Novel by Vivienne KellyFiction, 2009
Darwin's Armada: Four Voyages and the Battle for the Theory of Evolution by Iain McCalmanNon-fiction, 2009
Gough Whitlam: A Moment in History by Jenny HockingNon-fiction, 2009
Look Who's Morphing by Tom ChoFiction, 2009
Ransom by David MaloufFiction, 2009
The Red Highway by Nicolas RothwellNon-fiction, 2009
Tall Man: The Death of Doomadgee by Chloe HooperNon-fiction, 2009
Come Inside by G L OsborneFiction, 2010
Flying with paper wings : reflections on living with madness by Sandy JeffsNon-fiction, 2010
Listening to Country: A Journey to the Heart of What It Means to Belong by Ros MoriartyNon-fiction, 2010
The lost mother : a story of art and love by Anne SummersNon-fiction, 2010
Otherland: A Journey with My Daughter by Maria TumarkinNon-fiction, 2010
Parrot and Olivier in America by Peter CareyFiction, 2010
Summertime: Scenes from Provincial Life by J. M. CoetzeeFiction, 2010
The World Beneath by Cate KennedyFiction, 2010
Bereft by Chris WomersleyFiction, 2011
Bright and Distant Shores by Dominic SmithFiction, 2011
Like being a wife by Catherine HarrisFiction, 2011
The many worlds of R. H. Mathews : in search of an Australian anthropologist by Martin ThomasNon-fiction, 2011
The Mary Smokes Boys by Patrick HollandFiction, 2011
Sydney by Delia FalconerNon-fiction, 2011
When horse became saw by Anthony MacrisNon-fiction, 2011
When It Rains: A Memoir by Maggie MacKellarNon-fiction, 2011
Double Entry: How the Merchants of Venice Created Modern Finance by Jane Gleeson-WhiteNon-fiction, 2012
First Light by Kate FaganPoetry, 2012
Fishing the River of Time by Tony TaylorNon-fiction, 2012
Forecast: Turbulence by Janette Turner HospitalFiction, 2012
Hiroshima Nagasaki: The Real Story of the Atomic Bombings and Their Aftermath by Paul HamNon-fiction, 2012
Kinglake-350 by Adrian HylandNon-fiction, 2012
Late night shopping by Rhyll McMasterPoetry, 2012
The Meaning of Grace by Deborah ForsterFiction, 2012
Spirit House by Mark DapinFiction, 2012
The Welfare of My Enemy by Anthony LawrencePoetry, 2012
What the Family Needed: A Novel by Steven AmsterdamFiction, 2012

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