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Literary Awards and Book Lists

The Athenaeum Library's most popular titles of 2020

1.   Blue moon - Lee Child
2.   The long call - Ann Cleeves
3.   A silent death - Peter May
4.   Fair warning - Michael Connelly
5.   The night fire - Michael Connelly
6.   Agent running in the field - John Le Carre
7.   Trace elements - Donna Leon
8.   The good turn - Dervla McTiernan
9.   From the land of the moon - Milena Agus
10. The anarchy - William Dalrymple



2020 Booker Prize Shortlist

The new wilderness - Diane Cook
This mournable body - Tsitsi Dangarembga
Burnt sugar - Avni Doshi
The shadow king - Maaza Mengiste
Shuggie Bain - Douglas Stuart     WINNER
Real life - Brandon Taylor

Previous Man Booker Prize Winners



2020 Miles Franklin Literary Award Shortlist

The white girl - Tony Birch
Islands - Peggy Frew
No one - John Hughes
The returns - Philip Salom
Exploded view - Carrie Tiffany
The yield - Tara June Winch     WINNER

Previous Miles Franklin Winners



2021 Stella Prize Shortlist

Fathoms: the World Inside the Whale - Rebecca Giggs
Revenge: Murder in Three Parts - S. L. Lim
The Animals in That Country - Laura Jean McKay
Witness - Louise Milligan
Stone Sky Gold Mountain - Mirandi Riwoe
The Bass Rock - Evie Wyld     WINNER


Previous Stella Prize Winners



2020 Prime Minister's Literary Award Winners

Fiction - The yield by Tara June Winch
Non-fitcion - Song spirals by Gay'wu Group of Women
Australian history - Meeting the Waylo by Tiffany Shellam
Poetry - The lost Arabs by Omar Sakr
Young adult literature - How it feels to float by Helena Fox
Children's literature - Cooee Mittigar by Jasmine Seymour and Leanne Mulgo Watson


Previous Prime Minister's Literary Award Winners



2020 Nobel Laureate for Literature

Louise Glück

Titles in our collection:
Poems 1962-2012