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Literary Awards and Book Lists

The Athenaeum Library's most popular titles of 2016

1.   The waters of eternal youth - Donna Leon
2.   All the light we cannot see - Anthony Doerr
3.   My brilliant friend - Elena Ferrante
4.   The girl on the train - Paula Hawkins
5.   Reckoning - Magda Szubanski
6.   The dry - Jane Harper
7.   Falling in love - Donna Leon
8.   Body count - Barbara Nadel
9.   Pietr the Latvian - Georges Simenon
10. The road to ruin - Niki Savva

 


 

2016 Man Booker Prize Shortlist

The sellout - Paul Beatty WINNER
Hot milk - Deborah Levy
His bloody project - Graeme Macrae Burnet
Eileen - Ottessa Moshfegh
All that man is - David Szalay
Do not say we have nothing - Madeleine Thien

Interactive Man Booker Prize timeline

 


 

2016 Miles Franklin Literary Award Shortlist

Hope Farm - Peggy Frew
Leap - Myfanwy Jones
Black Rock White City - A.S. Patric WINNER
Salt Creek - Lucy Treloar
The Natural Way of Things - Charlotte Wood

Previous Miles Franklin Winners

 


 

2016 Prime Minister's Literary Award Winners

Fiction (joint winner) - The life of houses by Lisa Gorton
Fiction (joint winner) - The natural way of things by Charlotte Wood
Poetry - The hazards by Sarah Holland-Batt
Non-fiction (joint winner) - On Stalin's team: the years of living dangerously in Soviet politics by Sheila Fitzpatrick
Non-fiction (joint winner) - Thea Astley: inventing her own weather by Karen Lamb
Prize for Australian history (joint winner) - The story of Australia's people: the rise and fall of ancient Australia by Geoffrey Blainey AC
Prize for Australian history (joint winner) - Let my people go: the untold story of Australia and the Soviet Jews 1959-89 by Sam Lipski AM and Suzanne D Rutland OAM
Young adult fiction - A single stone by Meg McKinlay
Children's fiction - Sister heart by Sally Morgan

Previous Prime Minister's Literary Award Winners

 


 

2016 Nobel Laureate for Literature

Bob Dylan

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