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Want to know who sets the bar for the best writing today? We've brought together some of the most prestigious literary prize winners from Australia and around the world. This is the perfect place to learn more about these awards, peruse shortlists, be your own judge, and fill your shelves with critically acclaimed groundbreaking literature. It's a red carpet reading extravaganza!

The Booker Prize

The Booker Prize

The Booker Prize (formerly the Man Booker Prize) is the premier award for novels in the English-speaking world. 2018's winner was the Irish writer, Anna Burns for her novel, Milkman.

This year's "Booker Dozen" has some very exciting reads, including books from veteran writers such as Jeanette Winterson, Salman Rushdie, Margaret Atwood, and Deborah Levy.

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Women's Prize for Fiction

The Women's Prize for Fiction

The Women's Prize for Fiction (formerly the Orange Prize and Baileys Women's Prize) was established in 1996 to recognise the literary achievements of women writers.

Tayari Jones has won the 2019 prize with her novel An American Marriage. The shortlist included Pat Barker's The Silence of the Girls and Madeline Miller's Circe.

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Pulitzer Prizes

The Pultizer Prizes

The Pulitzer Prize was established in 1917 at the behest of the Hungarian-American newspaper publisher Joseph Pulitzer. Prizes are awarded to Americans every year in 21 categories covering journalism, fiction, music, poetry, drama, and biography.

This year's winners include Richard Powers, Eliza Griswold, Forrest Gander, Jeffrey C. Stewart and David W. Blight.

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Miles Franklin Literary Award

Miles Franklin Literary Award

The Miles Franklin Literary Award is one of Australia's longest running and most prestigious prizes for fiction. Established through the will of My Brilliant Career author Miles Franklin, the annual prize is awarded to a novel of the highest literary merit that portrays Australian life.

The 2019 prize has been awarded to the incredible Too Much Lip by Melissa Lucashenko from a shortlist that included books from Rodney Hall, Gail Jones, and Michael Mohammed Ahmad.

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The Stella Prize

The Stella Prize

The Stella Prize is an Australian literary prize for women's writing. It derives its name from the author of My Brilliant Career, Miles Franklin, whose full name was Stella Maria Sarah Miles Franklin. The $50,000 prize is awarded annually, and both fiction and non-fiction are eligible.

The 2019 prize has been awarded to Vicki Laveau-Harvie for her powerful memoir, The Erratics.

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The ABIAs

The Australian Book Industry Awards

The Australian Book Industry Awards (ABIAs) are selected by a body of over 200 industry professionals and awarded annually at a ceremony held in Sydney.

The 2019 ABIAs saw Booktopia win National Book Retailer of the Year and Boy Swallows Universe author Trent Dalton take home multiple awards, including the coveted Book of the Year.

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More Local Prizes

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