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 held 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
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