Special Bulletin
14 December 2015

PM’s Literary Awards 2015 winners announced x

The winners of 2015 Prime Minister’s Literary Awards were announced on 14 December at Carriageworks in Sydney.

The winners in each category are:

Fiction

  • 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)

Poetry

  • Poems 1957-2013 (Geoffrey Lehmann, UWA Publishing)

Young adult fiction

  • The Protected (Claire Zorn, UQP)

Children’s fiction

  • 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.

This year’s Prime Minister’s Literary Awards were open to books published in 2014. To see the shortlists, click here. For more information about the awards, click here.

 

 

 

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