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Literary Awards and Book Lists

The Athenaeum Library's most popular titles of 2016

1.   The waters of eternal youth - Donna Leon
2.   All the light we cannot see - Anthony Doerr
3.   My brilliant friend - Elena Ferrante
4.   The girl on the train - Paula Hawkins
5.   Reckoning - Magda Szubanski
6.   The dry - Jane Harper
7.   Falling in love - Donna Leon
8.   Body count - Barbara Nadel
9.   Pietr the Latvian - Georges Simenon
10. The road to ruin - Niki Savva



2016 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



2016 Prime Minister's Literary Award Winners

Fiction (joint winner) - The life of houses by Lisa Gorton
Fiction (joint winner) - The natural way of things by Charlotte Wood
Poetry - The hazards by Sarah Holland-Batt
Non-fiction (joint winner) - On Stalin's team: the years of living dangerously in Soviet politics by Sheila Fitzpatrick
Non-fiction (joint winner) - Thea Astley: inventing her own weather by Karen Lamb
Prize for Australian history (joint winner) - The story of Australia's people: the rise and fall of ancient Australia by Geoffrey Blainey AC
Prize for Australian history (joint winner) - Let my people go: the untold story of Australia and the Soviet Jews 1959-89 by Sam Lipski AM and Suzanne D Rutland OAM
Young adult fiction - A single stone by Meg McKinlay
Children's fiction - Sister heart by Sally Morgan

Previous Prime Minister's Literary Award Winners



2016 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