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Literary Awards and Book Lists

The Athenaeum Library's most popular titles of 2019

1.   Any ordinary day - Leigh Sales
2.   Becoming - Michelle Obama
3.   The lost man - Jane Harper
4.   Boy swallows universe - Trent Dalton
5.   The promised land - Barry Maitland
6.   Big sky - Kate Atkinson
7.   The dry - Jane Harper
8.   The temptation of forgiveness - Donna Leon
9.   Black diamond - Martin Walker
10. Machines like me - Ian McEwan



2019 Booker Prize Shortlist

The testaments - Margaret Atwood     WINNER
Ducks, Newburyport - Lucy Ellmann
Girl, woman, other - Bernadine Evaristo     WINNER
An orchestra of minorities - Chigozie Obioma
Quichotte - Salman Rushdie
10 minutes 38 seconds in this strange world - Elif Shafak

Previous Man Booker Prize Winners



2019 Miles Franklin Literary Award Shortlist

The white girl - Tony Birch
Islands - Peggy Frew
No one - John Hughes
The returns - Philip Salom
Exploded view - Carrie Tiffany
The yield - Tara June Winch     WINNER

Previous Miles Franklin Winners



2019 Stella Prize Shortlist

See what you made me do - Jess Hill     WINNER
Diving into glass - Caro Llewellyn
There was still love - Favel Parrett
Here until August - Josephine Rowe
The yield - Tara June Winch
The weekend - Charlotte Wood


Previous Stella Prize Winners



2019 Prime Minister's Literary Award Winners

Fiction - The death of Noah Glass by Gail Jones
Non-fitcion - Half the perfect world by Paul Genoni and Tanya Dalziell
Australian history - The Bible in Australia by John Edwards
Poetry - Sun music by Judith Beveridge
Young adult literature - The things that will not stand by Michael Gerard Bauer
Children's literature - His name was Walter by Emily Rodda


Previous Prime Minister's Literary Award Winners



2019 Nobel Laureate for Literature

Peter Handke

No titles currently held in collection


The 2018 Nobel Prize for Literature was also awarded this year

Olga Tokarczuk

Titles in our collection:
Drive your plow over the bones of the dead