Special Award Past Winners

Year Winner
2016 Rosie Scott AM
2015 David Williamson AO
2014 Rodney Hall OAM
2013 David Ireland AM
2012 Clive James
2011 Libby Gleeson
2010 Not awarded
2009 Katherine Brisbane AM
2008 Tom Keneally
2007 Gerald Murnane
2006 Rosemary Dobson
2005 Ruby Langford Ginibi
2004 Ruth Park
2003 Nick Enright
2002 Thea Astley
2001 Ron Pretty
2000 Dorothy Hewett
1999 Leslie Rees
1997 Colin Thiele
1996 Thomas Shapcott
1995 David Horton
1994 Dal Stivens
1993 Mudrooroo Nyoongah
1992 Ronald McCuaig
1991

Judith Wright

Bill Neskovski 

(Joint Winners)

1990 Bruce Beaver
1989 A.D. Hope
1988 Patricia Wrightson
1987 Glenda Adams
1986 William H. Wilde, Joy Hooton, Barry Andrews
1985 Grace Perry
1984 Marjorie Barnard
1982 Christina Stead