Prime Minister’s Literary Awards 2016 winners announced
The winners of the 2016 Prime Minister’s Literary Awards were announced on 8 November in Canberra.
The winners in each category are:
Fiction (joint winners)
- The Life of Houses (Lisa Gorton, Giramondo)
- The Natural Way of Things (Charlotte Wood, A&U)
Nonfiction (joint winners)
- On Stalin’s Team: The years of Living Dangerously in Soviet Politics (Sheila Fitzpatrick, MUP)
- Thea Astley: Inventing her Own Weather (Karen Lamb, UQP)
- The Hazards (Sarah Holland-Batt, UQP)
Australian history (joint winners)
- The Story of Australia’s People: The Rise and Fall of Ancient Australia (Geoffrey Blainey, Penguin)
- Let My People Go: The Untold Story of Australia and the Soviet Jews 1959-89 (Sam Lipski & Suzanne D Rutland, Hybrid)
- A Single Stone (Meg McKinlay, Walker Books)
- Sister Heart (Sally Morgan, Fremantle Press).
The winners each receive $80,000 tax-free, which is shared in the instance of joint winners.
This year’s Prime Minister’s Literary Awards were open to books published in 2015. The winners were chosen by a panel of judges announced earlier this year, with the Prime Minister making the final decision.