Winners and finalists
Congratulations to the winners and finalists of the 2016 Awards.
The Queensland Literary Awards ceremony was hosted by the State Library of Queensland on 5 October.
Queensland Premier's Award for a work of State Significance
Not Just Black and White, Lesley and Tammy Williams
Queensland Premier's Young Publishers and Writers Awards
Queensland Writers Fellowships
Prize: $15,000 each
Unpublished Indigenous Writer – David Unaipon Award
Dancing Home, Paul Collis
Emerging Queensland Writer – Manuscript Award
No winner, two Encouragement Awards given
Encouragement Award: The Boatman, H.E. Crampton
Encouragement Award: The Elements, Laura Elvery
The University of Queensland Non-Fiction Book Award
Small Acts of Disappearance: Essays on Hunger, Fiona Wright
The University of Queensland Fiction Book Award
Between a Wolf and a Dog, Georgia Blain
Griffith University Children’s Book Award
KidGlovz, Julie Hunt (author) and Dale Newman (illustrator)
Griffith University Young Adult Book Award
Dreaming the Enemy, David Metzenthen
State Library of Queensland Poetry Collection – Judith Wright Calanthe Award
Anatomy of Voice, David Musgrave
University of Southern Queensland Australian Short Story Collection – Steele Rudd Award
A Few Days in the Country and other stories, Elizabeth Harrower
The High Places, Fiona McFarlane
Prize: co-winners awarded $5,000 each
University of Southern Queensland History Book Award
The Pearl Frontier: Indonesian Labour and Indigenous Encounters in Australia’s Northern Trading Network, Julia Martínez and Adrian Vickers
The Courier Mail People’s Choice Queensland Book of the Year Award
Winner: Swimming Home, Mary-Rose MacColl
View details of the authors and works shortlisted in 2016.
View the previous winners of the Queensland Literary Awards.
In 2015, winners including Libby Connors and John Ahern were announced across eleven Award categories plus The Courier-Mail People’s Choice Queensland Book of the Year and the Queensland Writers Fellowships.
Winners across the ten Queensland Literary Award categories offered in the year 2014 included Richard Flanagan, David Malouf and Kellee Slater.
Eleven authors won awards across this year's Queensland Literary Award categories offered in the year 2013 included Kate Moreton, Kristina Olsson and Ellen van Neerven.