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This article presents a list of the historical events and publications of Australian literature during 2013.

List of years in literature (table)
In poetry
2010
2011
2012
2013
2014
2015
2016


Contents

EventsEdit

Major publicationsEdit

Literary fictionEdit

Children's and young adult fictionEdit

  • 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 fantasyEdit

Crime and mysteryEdit

PoetryEdit

BiographyEdit

Awards and honoursEdit

Lifetime achievementEdit

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

LiteraryEdit

Award Author Title Publisher
ALS Gold Medal Michelle de Kretser Questions of Travel Allen & Unwin

FictionEdit

NationalEdit

Award Category Author Title Publisher
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 adultEdit

NationalEdit

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 mysteryEdit

NationalEdit

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 fictionEdit

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-fictionEdit

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

PoetryEdit

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

DramaEdit

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

DeathsEdit

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit