Book of the Year Award Past Winners

In 2018 the Book of the Year Award was remaned the NSW Prize for Literature.

Year Winner Title Award
2016 Bruce Pascoe Dark Emu Indigenous Writer's Prize
2015 Don Watson The Bush Douglas Stewart Prize for Non-Fiction
2014 Michelle de Kretser Questions of Travel Christina Stead Prize for Fiction
2013 Ali Cobby-Eckermann Ruby Moonlight Kenneth Slessor Prize for Poetry
2012 Kim Scott That Deadman Dance Christina Stead Prize for Fiction
2011 Malcolm Fraser, Margaret Simons Malcolm Fraser: The Political Memoirs Douglas Stewart Prize for Non-Fiction
2010 Paul McGeough Kill Khalid: Mossad's failed hit … and the rise of Hamas Douglas Stewart Prize for Non-Fiction
2009 Nam Le The Boat UTS Glenda Adams Award for New Writing
2008 Michelle de Kretser The Lost Dog Christina Stead Prize for Fiction
2007 Shaun Tan The Arrival NSW Multicultural Award
2005 Samuel Wagan Watson Smoke Encrypted Whispers Kenneth Slessor Prize for Poetry
2004 Brian Castro Shanghai Dancing Christina Stead Prize for Fiction
2003 Mark McKenna Looking for Blackfellas' Point: An Australian History of Place Douglas Stewart Prize for Non-Fiction
2002 Alan Wearne The Lovemakers Kenneth Slessor Prize for Poetry
2001 Anna Haebich Broken Circles: Fragmenting Indigenous Families 1800-2000 Gleebooks Prize
2000 Meme McDonald, Boori Monty Pryor The Binna-Binna Man Ethel Turner Prize for Young People's Literature
1999 Ray Parkin H M Bark Endeavour Douglas Stewart Prize for Non-Fiction
1997 Robert Drewe The Drowner Christina Stead Prize for Fiction
1996 Tom Griffiths Hunters and Collectors: The Antiquarian Imagination in Australia Douglas Stewart Prize for Non-Fiction
1995 David Horton The Encyclopaedia of Aboriginal Australia Special Award
1994 Adib Khan Seasonal Adjustments Christina Stead Prize for Fiction
1993 Grace Green, Lucille Gill, Joe Tramacchi Tjarany Roughtail Ethel Turner Prize for Young People's Literature
1992 Elizabeth Riddell Selected Poems Kenneth Slessor Prize for Poetry