Awarded to 120 Nobel Laureates since 1901. The Swedish Academy sends out invitations to experts in the field of literature for nominations, then selects the Laureate based on their entire body of work. The 2023 Laureate is Jon Fosse.
Started in 1969, the award is given to the book the judges believe to be the year’s greatest work of English-language fiction published in the UK or Island. The book must speak to contemporary readers, and be of sufficient quality to be considered great literature in the future. The 2023 Winner was Prophet Song by Paul Lynch.
Started in 2015, the award is given to the book the judges believe to be the greatest work of international fiction to be translated into English and be published in the UK or Ireland. It aims to promote excellent fiction from around the world to English-speaking readers. The 2023 Winner is Time Shelter by Georgi Gospodinov.
Starting in 1980, the Australian/Vogel’s Literary Award is one of Australia’s most prestigious awards for an unpublished manuscript by a writer under the age of thirty-five. The 2023 Winner is Immaculate, by Anna McGahan.
Starting in 2003, the Australian Book Industry Awards (ABIAs) is an annual celebration that celebrates the connection between Australian readers and the ‘book makers’ who unite to create the must-read books of the year. Currently, the Awards include 21 categories. The 2023 Winner for Book of the Year was Recipetin Eats: Dinner by Nagi Maehashi.
Starting in 1996, The Ned Kelly Awards are one of Australia’s oldest and most prestigious prizes honouring our crime fiction and true crime writing. The awards include four categories. The 2023 Winners:
Started in 2012, the Stella Prize is a major literary award that celebrates Australian women’s writing and an organisation that champions cultural change. The 2023 Winner is The Jaguar, by Sarah Holland-Batt.
Beginning in 2008, these awards play an important role in celebrating the outstanding literary talent in Australia and the valuable contribution Australian literature makes to the nation’s cultural and intellectual life. At present, there are six categories awarded. The 2023 Winners are:
The Indie Book Awards were established in 2008 with the aim of creating a unique award recognising and rewarding the best Australian writing as chosen by Australian Independent Booksellers. They currently award eight different categories. The 2023 Winner was Runt, by Craig Silvey.
The Miles Franklin Literary Award is Australia’s most prestigious literature prize. Established in 1957 through the will of My Brilliant Career author, Miles Franklin, the prize is awarded each year to a novel which is of the highest literary merit and presents Australian life in any of its phases. The 2023 Winner is Chai Time at Cinnamon Gardens, by Shankari Chandran.
Starting in 1982, the Premier’s Book Awards are an important and integral part of the State’s cultural activity which honours Western Australian and Australian writing. There are currently five different categories, including the new Daisy Utemorrah Award for an unpublished indigenous Junior or Young Adult Fiction. The 2023 Winners are: