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2022
Submissions closed

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

2021
Throat
University of Queensland Press
Winner
2020
Cover image of the book The Yield.
Penguin Random House
Winner
2019
deep time dreaming book cover
Black Inc.
Winner
2018
Taboo Cover Image
Pan Macmillan Australia
Winner
2017
Book cover for The Drover’s Wife by Leah Purcell
Winner