2013 shortlist


  • Questions of Travel by Michelle de Kretser (Winner)
  • Floundering by Romy Ash
  • Lost Voices by Christopher Koch
  • Mateship with Birds by Carrie Tiffany
  • The Chemistry of Tears by Peter Carey


  • Jam Tree Gully: Poems by John Kinsella (Winner)
  • Burning Rice by Eileen Chong
  • Crimson Crop by Peter Rose
  • Liquid Nitrogen by Jennifer Maiden
  • The Sunlit Zone by Lisa Jacobson


  • The Australian Moment by George Megalogenis (Winner)
  • Bold Palates by Barbara Santich
  • Bradman's War by Malcolm Knox
  • Plein Airs and Graces by Adrian Mitchell
  • Uncommon Soldier by Chris Masters

Prize for Australian History

  • Farewell, dear people by Ross McMullin (Winner)
  • Gough Whitlam by Jenny Hocking
  • Sandakan by Paul Ham
  • The Censor's Library by Nicole Moore
  • The Sex Lives of Australians: A History by Frank Bongiorno

Young adult fiction

  • Fog a Dox by Bruce Pascoe (Winner)
  • Everything Left Unsaid by Jessica Davidson
  • Friday Brown by Vikki Wakefield
  • Grace Beside Me by Sue McPherson
  • The Children of the King by Sonya Hartnett

Children's fiction

  • Red by Libby Gleeson (Winner)
  • Evangeline, The Wish Keeper's Helper, Maggie Alderson
  • The Beginner's Guide to Revenge by Marianne Musgrove
  • Today We Have No Plans by Jane Godwin and illustrated by Anna Walker
  • What's the Matter, Aunty May? by Peter Friend and illustrated by Andrew Joyner