Great Australian writers, poets and historians gathered at Parliament House, to acknowledge and congratulate the shortlists and winners of the 2019 Prime Minister's Literary Awards.
Despite two divisions in the House of Representatives resulting in the temporary exits of the Prime Minister, the Hon Scott Morrison MP, and the Minister for Communications, Cyber Safety and the Arts, the Hon Paul Fletcher MP, the ceremony was a complete success filled with humour and heartfelt acknowledgements, held together by Annabel Crabb and the good-natured authors and guests.
Take a look at the ceremony highlights video and photos in the Gallery.
Discover more with augmented reality
Using your phone or tablet activate the augmented reality experience and discover more about the winners.
Grab a hardcopy or image of a winning book cover and tap 'scan a book cover'. Hold it still until the scan is complete, then press'play video'.
You can also tap'explore' and move your device around to find the full 2019 showcase.
When the video is finished, choose the'explore more books' button to see more content.
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