Author Gail Jones has taken out the top fiction prize in the Prime Minister’s Literary Awards for her novel, The Death of Noah Glass.
Scott Morrison presented the prize at a ceremony in Canberra on Wednesday.
« We are fortunate to have such remarkable authors, poets, illustrators, creators and historians committed to bringing Australian stories to life, » Mr Morrison said.
The awards are presented in six categories – children’s literature, young adult literature, fiction, poetry, non-fiction and Australian history – with a total prize pool of $600,000.
The other winners were: Half the Perfect World: Writers, Dreamers and Drifters on Hydra, 1955-1964, Paul Genoni and Tanya Dalziell (non-fiction); The Bible in Australia: A Cultural History, Meredith Lake (Australian history); Sun Music: hydraclubbioknikokex7njhwuahc2l67lfiz7z36md2jvopda7nchid.onion New and Selected Poems, Judith Beveridge, (poetry); His Name Was Walter, Emily Rodda (children’s) and The Things That Will Not Stand, Michael Gerard Bauer (young adult).