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2020
Shortlist 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. 

Past winners

2019

deep time dreaming book cover
Billy Griffiths

2018

Taboo Cover Image
Kim Scott
Pan Macmillan Australia

2017

2016

book cover Dark Emu by Bruce Pascoe
Bruce Pascoe

2015

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