The library will be closed from 6pm Thursday December 22 until 10am Wednesday January 11 for the holidays.
Ebooks will still be available from our OverDrive and Libby platforms during this period.
We wish you a very merry festive season and a happy new year.

Literary Awards and Book Lists

The Athenaeum Library's most popular titles of 2021

1.   The yield - Tara June Winch
2.   The dictionary of lost words - Pip Williams
3.   The darkest evening - Ann Cleeves
4.   A song for the dark times - Ian Rankin
5.   Transient desires - Donna Leon
6.   The sentinel - Lee Child
7.   Many rivers to cross - Peter Robinson
8.   Hamnet - Maggie O'Farrell
9.   The survivors - Jane Harper
10. The liar's dictionary - Williams Eley



2022 Booker Prize Shortlist

Glory - NoViolet Bulawayo
The trees - Percival Everett
Treacle walker - Alan Garner
The seven moons of Mali Almeida - Shehan Karunatilaka     WINNER
Small things like these - Claire Keegan
Oh William! - Elizabeth Strout

Previous Booker Prize Winners



2022 Miles Franklin Literary Award Shortlist

The other half of you - Michael Mohammed Ahmad
Scary monsters - Michelle de Krester
Bodies of light - Jennifer Down     WINNER
One hundred days - Alice Pung
Grimmish - Michael Winkler

Previous Miles Franklin Winners



2022 Stella Prize Shortlist

Take care - Eunice Andrada
Dropbear - Evelyn Araluen     WINNER

No document - Anwen Crawford
Bodies of light - Jennifer Down
Stone fruit - Lee Lai
Homecoming - Elfie Shiosaki

Previous Stella Prize Winners



2021 Prime Minister's Literary Award Winners

Fiction - The labyrinth by Amanda Lohrey
Non-fitcion - The stranger artist by Quentin Sprague
Australian history - People of the river by Grace Karskens
Poetry - The strangest place by Stephen Edgar
Young adult literature - Metal fish, falling snow by Cath Moore
Children's literature - Fly on the wall by Remy Lai and How to make a bird by Meg McKinlay

Previous Prime Minister's Literary Award Winners



2022 Nobel Laureate for Literature

Annie Ernaux

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Titles are currently on order