The winners of the 2017 Prime Minister's Literary Awards have been announced!

1 December 2017

Shortlisted authors, illustrators, judges and invited guests gathered at Parliament House in Canberra today where this year’s winners were announced by Minister for the Arts, Senator the Hon Mitch Fifield.

Acknowledging the extraordinary contributions literature makes to Australia’s cultural and intellectual landscape, the Minister thanked the 15 judges who had the enormous task of considering more than 450 entries and congratulated the winners and shortlistees.

The winners are:

FICTION

Their Brilliant Careers, Ryan O’Neill

POETRY

Headwaters, Anthony Lawrence

NON-FICTION

Quicksilver, Nicolas Rothwell

AUSTRALIAN HISTORY

Atomic Thunder: The Maralinga Story, Elizabeth Tynan

YOUNG ADULT

Words in Deep Blue, Cath Crowley

CHILDREN’S – JOINT WINNERS

Dragonfly Song, Wendy Orr and Home in the Rain, Bob Graham

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