2013 in Australian literature

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The year 2013 in Australian literature involves some significant new books, drama, poetry and events.

For an overview of world literature see 2013 in literature.

See also: 2012 in Australian literature, 2013 in Australia, 2014 in Australian literature.

Events[edit]

  • James Ley launches the Sydney Review of Books[1] in order to provide "an opportunity for Australia’s critics to rediscover the art of literary criticism".[2]
  • The longlist for the inaugural Stella Prize are announced.[3]
  • The shortlist of the Miles Franklin Award contains only female writers for the first time.[4]

Major publications[edit]

Literary fiction[edit]

Children's and Young Adult fiction[edit]

  • Alyssa BrugmanAlex as Well
  • J. C. BurkePretty Girl
  • Kerry GreenwoodEvan's Gallipoli: A Gripping Story of Unlikely Friendship and an Incredible Journey behind Enemy Lines
  • Richard HarlandSong of the Slums
  • Karen Healey — When We Wake
  • Melissa Keil — Life in Outer Space
  • Felicity Volk — Lightning
  • Fiona Anne Wood — Wildlife

Science Fiction and Fantasy[edit]

Crime and Mystery[edit]

Poetry[edit]

  • Pamela BrownHome by Dark
  • Lisa Gorton
    • The Best Australian Poems 2013
    • Hotel Hyperion
  • John KinsellaThe Vision of Error: A Sextet of Activist Poems
  • Kate Middleton — Ephemeral Waters
  • Geoff Page
    • 1953
    • New Selected Poems
  • Dorothy PorterThe Best 100 Poems of Dorothy Porter
  • Chris Wallace-Crabb — New and Selected Poems

Biography[edit]

  • Alison Alexander — The Ambitions of Jane Franklin: Victorian Lady Adventurer
  • Andrew Burell — Twiggy: The High-Stakes Life of Andrew Forest
  • Gabrielle CareyMoving Among Strangers: Randolph Stow and My Family
  • Matthew CondonThree Crooked Kings
  • David DayFlaws in the Ice: In Search of Douglas Mawson
  • Stephen Dando-CollinsSir Henry Parkes: The Australian Colossus
  • Susanna De Vries — Australian Heroines of World War One: Gallipoli, Lemnos and the Western Front
  • Jesse Fink — The Youngs: The Brothers Who Built AC/DC
  • Peter FitzSimonsNed Kelly: The Story of Australia's Most Notorious Legend
  • David MarrThe Prince: Faith, Abuse and George Pell
  • Kris Olsson — Boy, Lost: A Family Memoir
  • Michael Pembroke — Arthur Phillip: Sailor, Mercenary, Governor, Spy
  • John SafranMurder in Mississippi: The True Story of How I Met a White Supremacist, Befriended His Black Killer and Wrote this Book
  • Margaret SimonsKerry Stokes: Self-Made Man
  • Helen Trinca — Madeleine: A Life of Madeleine St. John
  • Clare WrightThe Forgotten Rebels of Eureka

Awards and honours[edit]

Lifetime achievement[edit]

Award Author
Christopher Brennan Award Judith Beveridge
Patrick White Award Louis Nowra

Fiction[edit]

National[edit]

Award Category Author Title Publisher
ALS Gold Medal Michelle de Kretser Questions of Travel Allen & Unwin
Miles Franklin Award Michelle de Kretser Questions of Travel Allen & Unwin
Prime Minister's Literary Awards Fiction Michelle de Kretser Questions of Travel Allen & Unwin
New South Wales Premier's Literary Awards Fiction Carrie Tiffany Mateship with Birds Pan Macmillan
Queensland Literary Awards Fiction Melissa Lucashenko Mullumbimby University of Queensland Press
Stella Prize Carrie Tiffany Mateship with Birds Pan Macmillan

Children and Young Adult[edit]

National[edit]

Award Category Author Title Publisher
Children's Book of the Year Award Older Readers Margo Lanagan Sea Hearts Allen and Unwin
Younger Readers Sonya Hartnett The Children of the King Viking Books
Picture Book Ron Brooks and Julie Hunt The Coat Allen and Unwin
Early Childhood Emma Allen, illus. Freya Blackwood The Terrible Suitcase Scholastic Press, Scholastic Australia
Davitt Award Young Adult Novel Jennifer Walsh The Tunnels of Tarcoola Allen & Unwin
New South Wales Premier's Literary Awards Children's Aaron Blabey The Ghost of Miss Annabel Spoon Penguin Books
Young People's Jaclyn Moriarty A Corner of White Pan Macmillan
Queensland Literary Awards Children's Narelle Oliver Don't Let a Spoonbill in the Kitchen! Omnibus Books
Young Adult Jaclyn Moriarty A Corner of White Pan Macmillan
Victorian Premier's Literary Award Young Adult Fiction No award
Western Australian Premier's Book Awards Children's Dianne Wolfer, illus. by Brian Simmonds Light Horse Boy Fremantle Press
Jan Ormerod, illus. by Andrew Joyner The Swap Hardie Grant
Writing for Young Adults Alyssa Brugman Alex As Well Text Publishing

Crime and Mystery[edit]

National[edit]

Award Category Author Title Publisher
Davitt Award Novel Maggie Groff Mad Men, Bad Girls and the Guerilla Knitters Institute Pan Macmillan
Ned Kelly Award Novel Geoffrey McGeachin Blackwattle Creek Penguin Books
First novel Candice Fox Hades Random House Australia

Science Fiction[edit]

Award Category Author Title Publisher
Aurealis Award SF Novel Max Barry Lexicon Hachette
SF Short Story Kaaron Warren "Air, Water, and the Grove" Pandemonimum Press (The Lowest Heaven)
Fantasy Novel Mitchell Hogan A Crucible of Souls Mitchell Hogan
Fantasy Short Story Jay Kristoff "The Last Stormdancer" Thomas Dunne Books
Horror Novel Allyse Near Fairytales for Wilde Girls Random House Australia
Horror Short Story Kim Wilkins "The Year of Ancient Ghosts" Ticonderoga Publications (The Year of Ancient Ghosts)
Anthology Liz Grzyb & Talie Helene The Year's Best Australian Fantasy and Horror Ticonderoga Publications
Tehani Wessely One Small Step, An Anthology of Discoveries FableCroft Publishing
Collection Joanne Anderton The Bone Chime Song and Other Stories FableCroft Publishing
Australian Shadows Awards Novel Marty Young 809 Jacob Street Black Beacon Books
Long Fiction Kaaron Warren "The Unwanted Women of Surrey" Queen Victoria's Book of Spells: An Anthology of Gaslamp Fantasy edited by Ellen Datlow and Terri Windling
Short Fiction Debbie Cowens "Caterpillars" Baby Teeth: Bite-sized Tales of Terror edited by Dan Rabarts and Lee Murray
Edited Publication Dan Rabarts and Lee Murray, editors Baby Teeth: Bite-sized Tales of Terror Paper Road Press
Collected Works Jo Anderton The Bone Chime Song and other stories FableCroft Publishing
Ditmar Award Novel Margo Lanagan Sea Hearts Allen & Unwin
Novella/Novelette Kaaron Warren "Sky" Twelfth Planet Press (Through Splintered Walls)
Short Story Thoraiya Dyer "The Wisdom of Ants" Clarkesworld 75
Collected Work Kaaron Warren, edited by Alisa Krasnostein Through Splintered Walls Twelfth Planet Press

Non-Fiction[edit]

Award Category Author Title Publisher
Children's Book of the Year Award Eve Pownall Award for Information Books Kristin Weidenbach, illus. Timothy Ide Tom the Outback Mailman Lothian Children’s Books, Hachette Australia
Davitt Award True crime Pamela Burton The Waterlow Killings Melbourne University Publishing
National Biography Award Peter Fitzpatrick The Two Frank Thrings Monash University Publishing
Prime Minister's Literary Awards Non-fiction George Megalogenis The Australian Moment Penguin Books
New South Wales Premier's Literary Awards Non-fiction Gideon Haigh The Office: A Hard Working History Miegunyah
New South Wales Premier's History Awards Australian History Janet Butler Kitty's War: The remarkable wartime experiences of Kit McNaughton University of Queensland Press
Community and Regional History Patti Miller The Mind of a Thief University of Queensland Press
General History Saliha Belmessous Assimilation and Empire: Uniformity in the French and British Colonies, 1541-1954 Oxford University Press
Young People's Jackie French Pennies for Hitler HarperCollins
Queensland Literary Awards Non-fiction Kristina Olsson Boy, Lost University of Queensland Press
History Jane Lydon The Flash of Recognition New South Books
Victorian Premier's Literary Award Non-fiction No award
Western Australian Premier's Book Awards Non-fiction Kristina Olsson Boy, Lost University of Queensland Press
Western Australian history Margaret Simons Kerry Stokes: Self-Made Man Penguin Books

Poetry[edit]

Award Author Title Publisher
New South Wales Premier's Literary Awards Ali Cobby‐Eckermann Ruby Moonlight Magabala Books
Queensland Literary Awards John Kinsella Jam Tree Gully W. W. Norton
Victorian Premier's Literary Award No award
Western Australian Premier's Book Awards Paul Hetherington Six Different Windows UWA Publishing

Drama[edit]

Award Category Author Title Publisher
New South Wales Premier's Literary Awards Play Reg Cribb The Damned The Yellow Agency
Script Louise Fox Dead Europe See Saw Films; Porchlight Films
Patrick White Playwrights' Award Award Chris Summers King Artur
Fellowship Angela Betzien

Deaths[edit]


See also[edit]

References[edit]