The winners of 2015 Prime Minister’s Literary Awards were announced on 14 December at Carriageworks in Sydney.
The winners in each category are:
- The Golden Age (Joan London, Vintage)
Nonfiction (joint winners)
- John Olsen: An Artist’s Life (Darleen Bungey, HarperCollins)
- Wild Bleak Bohemia: Marcus Clarke, Adam Lindsay Gordon and Henry Kendall (Michael Wilding, Australian Scholarly Publishing)
Australian history (joint winners)
- Charles Bean (Ross Coulthart, HarperCollins)
- The Spy Catchers: The Official History of ASIO Vol 1 (David Horner, A&U)
- Poems 1957-2013 (Geoffrey Lehmann, UWA Publishing)
Young adult fiction
- The Protected (Claire Zorn, UQP)
- One Minute’s Silence (David Metzenthen, illus by Michael Camilleri, A&U)
The winners each receive $80,000 tax-free, which is halved in the instance of joint winners. The shortlisted authors each receive $5000 tax-free.
The judges for the 2015 awards were announced earlier this year.