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2020
Winners announced

About the Prize

The judges may choose from among the winners of the awards a  Book of the Year, and the Government may, at its discretion, make an additional payment of $10,000 prize money to the writer of the work so designated. 

2020 Winner

Cover image of the book The Yield.
Penguin Random House
Winner

Past winners

2019

deep time dreaming book cover
Winner

2018

Taboo Cover Image
Pan Macmillan Australia
Winner

2017

Book cover for The Drover’s Wife by Leah Purcell
Winner

2016

book cover Dark Emu by Bruce Pascoe
Winner

2015

The Bush: Travels in the Heart of Australia by Don Watson
Winner