The Committee, led by Treasurer Kevin Quigley, has undertaken a revision of the rules which govern the operation of the Melbourne Athenaeum. These were last revised and registered in 2007.

The outcome is a draft set of rules which are comprehensive, easy to read, compliant with current legislation and reflective of current practices. Members will have an opportunity to raise any questions about these draft rules at the AGM, which will take place in the Library at 1pm on 17 April.
You can read an annotated version of these draft rules by clicking here and can view the current approved rules by clicking here

Literary Awards and Book Lists

The Athenaeum Library's most popular titles of 2022

1.   The man who died twice - Richard Osman
2.   The heron's cry - Ann Cleeves
3.   A gentleman in Moscow - Amor Towles
4.   Bad actors - Mick Herron
5.   Crossing places - Elly Griffiths
6.   Still life - Sarah Winman
7.   The madness of crowds - Louise Penny
8.   The marriage portrait - Maggie O'Farrell
9.   The murder rule - Dervla McTiernan
10.   The Jane Austen remedy - Ruth Wilson



2022 Booker Prize Shortlist

Glory - NoViolet Bulawayo
The trees - Percival Everett
Treacle walker - Alan Garner
The seven moons of Mali Almeida - Shehan Karunatilaka     WINNER
Small things like these - Claire Keegan
Oh William! - Elizabeth Strout

Previous Booker Prize Winners



2022 Miles Franklin Literary Award Shortlist

The other half of you - Michael Mohammed Ahmad
Scary monsters - Michelle de Krester
Bodies of light - Jennifer Down     WINNER
One hundred days - Alice Pung
Grimmish - Michael Winkler

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



2022 Prime Minister's Literary Award Winners

Fiction - Red heaven by Nicolas Rothwell
Non-fitcion - Rogue forces by Mark Willacy
Australian history - Semut by Christine Helliwell
Poetry - Human looking by Andy Jackson
Young adult literature - The gaps by Leanne Hall
Children's literature - Mina and the whole wide world by Sherryl Clark

Previous Prime Minister's Literary Award Winners



2022 Nobel Laureate for Literature

Annie Ernaux

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Titles are currently on order