2014 in Australian literature

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List of years in literature (table)

This article presents a list of the historical events and publications of Australian literature during 2014.

Major publications[edit]

Literary fiction[edit]

Children's and Young Adult fiction[edit]

Crime[edit]

Science Fiction and Fantasy[edit]

Drama[edit]

Poetry[edit]

Biographies[edit]

  • Bob BrownOptimism : Reflections on a Life of Action
  • Phil Butterss – An Unsentimental Bloke : The Life and Works of C. J. Dennis
  • Matthew CondonJacks and Jokers
  • Robert DessaixWhat Days Are For
  • Rafael Epstein – Prisoner X
  • Julia GillardMy Story
  • Dino Hodge – Don Dunstan : Intimacy and Liberty : A Political Biography
  • John HowardThe Menzies Era : The Years that Shaped Modern Australia
  • Elizabeth Morrison – David Syme : Man of the Age
  • Mandy SayerThe Poet's Wife
  • David WalshA Bone of Fact

Awards and honours[edit]

Note: these awards were presented in the year in question.

Lifetime achievement[edit]

Award Author
Patrick White Award Brian Castro

Fiction[edit]

International[edit]

Award Author Title Publisher
Man Booker Prize Richard Flanagan The Narrow Road to the Deep North Random House

National[edit]

Award Category Author Title Publisher
The Australian/Vogel Literary Award Christine Piper After Darkness Allen & Unwin
Miles Franklin Award Evie Wyld All The Birds, Singing Random House
Prime Minister's Literary Awards Fiction Steven Carroll A World of Other People Fourth Estate
Fiction Richard Flanagan The Narrow Road to the Deep North Random House
New South Wales Premier's Literary Awards Fiction Michelle de Kretser Questions of Travel Allen & Unwin
Queensland Literary Awards Fiction Richard Flanagan The Narrow Road to the Deep North Random House
Victorian Premier's Literary Award Fiction Alex Miller Coal Creek Allen & Unwin

Children and Young Adult[edit]

National[edit]

Award Category Author Title Publisher
Children's Book of the Year Award Older Readers Fiona Wood Wildlife Pan MacMillan
Younger Readers Catherine Jinks City of Orphans: A Very Unusual Pursuit Allen & Unwin
Picture Book Freya Blackwood, text Irema Kobald My Two Blankets Little Hare, Hardie Grant Egmont
Early Childhood Libby Gleeson, illus. Freya Blackwood Go to Sleep, Jessie! Little Hare, Hardie Grant Egmont
New South Wales Premier's Literary Awards Children's Katrina Nannestad The Girl Who Brought Mischief HarperCollins
Young People's AJ Betts Zac and Mia Text Publishing
Victorian Premier's Literary Award Young Adult Fiction Barry Jonsberg My Life as an Alphabet Allen and Unwin

Crime and Mystery[edit]

National[edit]

Award Category Author Title Publisher
Davitt Award Novel Honey Brown Dark Horse Penguin Books
Ned Kelly Award Novel Adrian McKinty In The Morning I'll Be Gone Allen and Unwin
First novel Candice Fox Hades Random House, Australia

Science Fiction[edit]

Award Category Author Title Publisher
Aurealis Award Sf Novel Marianne de Pierres Peacemaker Angry Robot
Sf Short Story Thoraiya Dye "Wine, Women, and Stars" Analog
Fantasy Novel Juliet Marillier Dreamer's Pool Pan Macmillan Australia
Fantasy Short Story Angela Slatter "St Dymphna's School for Poison Girls" Review of Australian Fiction, Volume 9, Issue 3
Horror Novel Justine Larbalestier Razorhurst Allen and Unwin
Horror Short Story Angela Slatter "Home and Hearth" Spectral Press (Home and Hearth)
Young Adult Novel Jaclyn Moriarty The Cracks in the Kingdom Pan Macmillan Australia
Young Adult Short Story Dirk Flinthart "Vanilla" Twelfth Planet Press (Kaleidoscope)
Ditmar Award Novel Robert Hood Fragments of a Broken Land: Valarl Undead Wildside Press
Best Novella or Novelette Kirstyn McDermott "The Home for Broken Dolls" Caution: Contains Small Parts (Twelfth Planet Press)
Best Short Story Cat Sparks "Scarp" The Bride Price (Ticonderoga Publications)

Non-Fiction[edit]

Award Category Author Title Publisher
New South Wales Premier's Literary Awards Non-Fiction Kristina Olsson Boy, Lost: A Family Memoir University of Queensland Press
Michael Fullilove Rendezvous with Destiny Penguin Books
New South Wales Premier's History Awards Australian History Joan Beaumont Broken Nation: Australians in the Great War Allen & Unwin
Community and Regional History Ian Hoskins Coast: A History of the New South Wales Edge NewSouth
General History John Gascoigne Encountering the Pacific in the Age of Enlightenment Cambridge University Press
Young People's Nadia Wheatley, illustrated by Ken Searle Australians All Allen & Unwin
Queensland Literary Awards Non-Fiction Paul Ham 1914: The Year the World Ended Random House Australia
Stella Prize Claire Wright The Forgotten Rebels of Eureka Text Publishing
Victorian Premier's Literary Award Non-fiction Henry Reynolds Forgotten War NewSouth

Poetry[edit]

Award Author Title Publisher
Mary Gilmore Prize Rose Lucas Even in the Dark UWA Publishing
New South Wales Premier's Literary Awards Fiona Hile Novelties Hunter
Victorian Premier's Literary Award Jennifer Maiden Liquid Nitrogen Giramondo Publishing

Drama[edit]

Award Category Author Title Publisher
New South Wales Premier's Literary Awards Script Kris Mrksa Devil's Dust Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Patrick White Playwrights' Award Award Debra Thomas The Man's Bitch Sydney Theatre Company
Fellowship Kate Mulvany

Deaths[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

Note: all references relating to awards can, or should be, found on the relevant award's page.