The library is open from Wednesdays to Saturdays for a 'browse and borrow' service. 'Click and collect' is also available during opening hours.
The library will close at 4pm Friday December 17 for the holiday period and will reopen on Wednesday January 12 at 10am.

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



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 Man 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



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



2021 Nobel Laureate for Literature

Abdulrazak Gurnah

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