2017 Prime Minister's Literary Awards - Winners Announced

 
 
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2017 PMLA winners announced!
The winners of the 2017 Prime Minister's Literary Awards have been announced by Minister for the Arts, Senator the Hon Mitch Fifield at a ceremony this morning (Friday 1/12/17) at Parliament House.
Winners across six categories were selected from a strong shortlist of 30 literary and historical works, representing a diverse mix of Australian authors and illustrators.
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
 
For a full list of winners, author biographies, book summaries, judges’ comments and posters of the 2017 shortlisted books visit the website.