Head here to learn more about the Prime Minister’s Literary Awards or to see the shortlisted books, and click on the titles or covers below for more information on the winners!
Fiction: Joint winners – The Natural Way of Things by Charlotte Wood and The Life of Houses by Lisa Gorton
Poetry: The Hazards by Sarah Holland-Batt
Non-Fiction: Joint winners – On Stalin’s Team by Sheila Fitzpatrick and Thea Astley: Inventing Her Own Weather by Karen Lamb
Prize for Australian History: Joint winners – The Story of Australia’s People by Geoffrey Blainey and Let My People Go: the Untold Story of Australia and the Soviet Jews 1959–89 by Sam Lipski and Suzanne D. Rutland
Young Adult Fiction: A Single Stone by Meg McKinlay
Children’s Fiction: Sister Heart by Sally Morgan
The Natural Way of Things
A gripping, starkly imaginative exploration of contemporary misogyny and corporate control.
The Life of Houses
The Life of Houses explores, with a poet’s eye for detail, the hidden tensions in one of Australia’s establishment families.
2016 Prime Minister’s Literary Awards Winner - Poetry
On Stalin's Team: The Years of Living Dangerously in Soviet Politics
Joint Winner 2016 Prime Minister’s Literary Awards for Non Fiction
Thea Astley: Inventing Her Own Weather
The Story of Australia's People
The Rise and Fall of Ancient Australia: Volume 1
Let My People Go
Sam Lipski, Suzanne D. Rutland
The Untold Story of Australia and the Soviet Jews 1959-89
A Single Stone
Middle grade fiction with dystopian elements. Challenging and thought-provoking; affecting and beautifully crafted.
A new novel for younger readers by Sally Morgan
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