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Literary Awards and Book Lists

The Athenaeum Library's most popular titles of 2017

1.   Earthly remains - Donna Leon
2.   Lincoln in the bardo - George Saunders
3.   Precious and Grace - Alexander McCall Smith
4.   All the light we cannot see - Anthony Doerr
5.   My name is Lucy Barton - Elizabeth Strout
6.   The heart's invisible furies - John Boyne
7.   The Black Widow - Daniel Silva
8.   The waters of eternal youth - Donna Leon
9.   Fatal pursuit - Martin Walker
10. The thirst - Jo Nesbo



2017 Man Booker Prize Shortlist

4 3 2 1 - Paul Auster
History of wolves - Emily Fridlund
Exit west - Mohsin Hamid
Elmet - Fiona Mozley
Lincoln in the bardo - George Saunders  WINNER
Autumn - Ali Smith

Interactive Man Booker Prize timeline



2017 Miles Franklin Literary Award Shortlist

An Isolated Incident - Emily Maguire
Extinctions - Josephine Wilson  WINNER
Waiting - Philip Salom
Their Brilliant Careers - Ryan O'Neill
The Last Days of Ava Langdon - Mark O'Flynn

Previous Miles Franklin Winners



2017 Prime Minister's Literary Award Winners

Fiction - Their brilliant careers by Ryan O'Neill
Poetry - Headwaters by Anthony Lawrence
Non-fiction - Quicksilver by Nicolas Rothwell
Prize for Australian history (joint winner) - Atomic Thunder by Elizabeth Tynan
Young adult fiction - Words in deep blue by Cath Crowley
Children's fiction (joint winner) - Dragonfly song by Wendy Orr
Children's fiction (joint winner) - Home in the rain by Bob Graham

Previous Prime Minister's Literary Award Winners



2017 Nobel Laureate for Literature

Kazuo Ishiguro

Titles in our collection:
The remains of the day
When we were orphans
Never let me go
The unconsoled
An artist of the floating world
Nocturnes : five stories of music and nightfall
The buried giant