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Award Winners: Australian
Miles Franklin Literary Award
Check which books have won Australia’s most prestigious literary award.
Prime Minister's Literary Awards
Annually awarded since 2008 in six different categories.
Victorian Premier's Literary Awards
The Victorian Premier's Literary Awards were inaugurated by the Victorian Government in 1985 to honour Australian writing.
The Stella Prize
The Stella Prize is awarded to celebrate Australian women's writing in fiction or non-fiction.
Children's Book Council of Australia Awards
In 1946 the CBCA established annual book awards to promote children's books of high literary and artistic quality. These awards are now the most influential and highly respected in Australia. The CBCA also runs Book Week every August.
The Inky Awards recognise high-quality young adult literature, with the longlist and shortlist selected by young adults, and the winners voted for online by the teen readers of InsideaDog. There are two awards: the Gold Inky Award for an Australian book, and the Silver Inky Award for an international book. The Inky Awards are a project of the Centre for Youth Literature at the State Library of Victoria.
Award Winners: International
Costa Book Awards
Awarded to authors based in UK and Ireland.
The Booker Prizes
The Booker Prizes is awarded to the best work of fiction every year.
Nobel Prize for Literature
Running for over a century, the annual Nobel prize for Literature is a prestigious award that aims to recognise "the most outstanding work" in the diverse field of literature, including novels, plays and poetry.
The Pulitzer Prizes are awarded in several categories, including fiction, non-fiction, biographies, as well as other arts categories and journalism.
The Women's Prize for Fiction
The Women’s Prize for Fiction was known as the Orange Prize for Fiction between 1996 and 2012 and the Baileys Women’s Prize for Fiction between 2014 and 2017. It celebrates excellence, originality and accessibility in women’s writing from throughout the world.
Australian Booksellers and Publishers' charts published weekly.
International online book sales updated hourly.
New York Times Bestsellers
Bestsellers in the US updated each week.