Literary Awards and Book Lists

The Athenaeum Library's most popular titles of 2017

1.   Earthly remains - Donna Leon
2.   Lincoln in the bardo - George Saunders
3.   Precious and Grace - Alexander McCall Smith
4.   All the light we cannot see - Anthony Doerr
5.   My name is Lucy Barton - Elizabeth Strout
6.   The heart's invisible furies - John Boyne
7.   The Black Widow - Daniel Silva
8.   The waters of eternal youth - Donna Leon
9.   Fatal pursuit - Martin Walker
10. The thirst - Jo Nesbo



2018 Man Booker Prize Shortlist

Milkman - Anna Burns   WINNER
Everything Under - Daisy Johnson
The Mars Room - Rachel Kushner
Washington Black - Esi Edugyan
The Overstory - Richard Powers
The Long Take - Robin Robertson

Previous Man Booker Prize Winners



2018 Miles Franklin Literary Award Shortlist

No More Boats - Felicity Castagna
The Life to Come - Michelle de Krester   WINNER
The Last Garden - Eva Hornung
Storyland - Catherine McKinnon
Border Districts - Gerald Murnane
Taboo - Kim Scott

Previous Miles Franklin Winners



2018 Stella Prize Shortlist

The Enlightenment of the Greengage Tree - Shokoofeh Azar
Terra Nullius - Claire G Coleman
The Life to Come - Michelle de Kretser
An Uncertain Grace - Krissy Kneen
The Fish Girl - Mirandi Riwoe
Tracker - Alexis Wright   WINNER


Previous Stella Prize Winners



2017 Prime Minister's Literary Award Winners

The 2018 award timeline has yet to be released

Fiction - Their brilliant careers by Ryan O'Neill
Poetry - Headwaters by Anthony Lawrence
Non-fiction - Quicksilver by Nicolas Rothwell
Prize for Australian history - Atomic Thunder by Elizabeth Tynan
Young adult fiction - Words in deep blue by Cath Crowley
Children's fiction (joint winner) - Dragonfly song by Wendy Orr
Children's fiction (joint winner) - Home in the rain by Bob Graham

Previous Prime Minister's Literary Award Winners



2017 Nobel Laureate for Literature

The 2018 Nobel Prize for Literature has been cancelled

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