Literary Awards and Book Lists

The Athenaeum Library's most popular titles of 2021

1.   The yield - Tara June Winch
2.   The dictionary of lost words - Pip Williams
3.   The darkest evening - Ann Cleeves
4.   A song for the dark times - Ian Rankin
5.   Transient desires - Donna Leon
6.   The sentinel - Lee Child
7.   Many rivers to cross - Peter Robinson
8.   Hamnet - Maggie O'Farrell
9.   The survivors - Jane Harper
10. The liar's dictionary - Williams Eley



2021 Booker Prize Shortlist

A passage north - Anuk Arudpragasam
The promise - Damon Galgut     WINNER
No one is talking about this - Patricia Lockwood
The fortune men - Nadifa Mohamed
Bewilderment - Richard Powers
Great circle - Maggie Shipstead

Previous Booker Prize Winners



2021 Miles Franklin Literary Award Shortlist

Amnesty - Aravind Adiga
The rain heron - Robbie Arnott
At the edge of the solid world - Daniel Davis Wood
The labyrinth - Amanda Lohrey     WINNER
Lucky's - Andrew Pippos
The inland sea - Madeleine Watts

Previous Miles Franklin Winners



2022 Stella Prize Shortlist

Take care - Eunice Andrada
Dropbear - Evelyn Araluen     WINNER

No document - Anwen Crawford
Bodies of light - Jennifer Down
Stone fruit - Lee Lai
Homecoming - Elfie Shiosaki

Previous Stella Prize Winners



2021 Prime Minister's Literary Award Winners

Fiction - The labyrinth by Amanda Lohrey
Non-fitcion - The stranger artist by Quentin Sprague
Australian history - People of the river by Grace Karskens
Poetry - The strangest place by Stephen Edgar
Young adult literature - Metal fish, falling snow by Cath Moore
Children's literature - Fly on the wall by Remy Lai and How to make a bird by Meg McKinlay

Previous Prime Minister's Literary Award Winners



2021 Nobel Laureate for Literature

Abdulrazak Gurnah

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