The Age Book of the Year

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The Age Book of the Year Awards are annual literary awards presented by Melbourne's The Age newspaper. The awards were first presented in 1974. Since 1998 they have been presented as part of the Melbourne Writers Festival. Initially, two awards were given, one for fiction (or imaginative writing), the other for non-fiction work, but in 1993, a poetry award in honour of Dinny O'Hearn was added.[1] The criteria are that the works be "of outstanding literary merit and express Australian identity or character"[1] and published in the year before the awards are made. One of the award-winners is chosen as The Age Book of the Year.

The Age Book of the Year[edit]

(Years link to corresponding "[year] in literature" or "[year] in Australian literature" articles.)

A Woman of the Future by David Ireland
Homesickness by Murray Bail

Fiction (or Imaginative Writing) Award[edit]

(Years link to corresponding "[year] in literature".)

A Woman of the Future by David Ireland
Homesickness by Murray Bail

Non-fiction Award[edit]

Dinny O'Hearn Poetry Prize[edit]

(Years link to corresponding "[year] in poetry" articles.)

Dragons in their Pleasant Places by Peter Porter
The Wild Reply by Emma Lew

First Book[edit]

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