2017 in Australian literature
This article presents a list of the historical events and publications of Australian literature during 2017.
- 1 Major publications
- 2 Awards and honours
- 3 Deaths
- 4 See also
- 5 References
- Peter Carey – A Long Way from Home
- J. M. Coetzee – The Schooldays of Jesus
- Michelle de Kretser — Life to Come
- Robert Drewe — Whipbird
- Richard Flanagan – First Person
- Sofie Laguna — The Choke
- Alex Miller — The Passage of Love
- Bram Presser — The Book of Dirt
- Kim Scott — Taboo
Children's and Young Adult fictionEdit
- Morris Gleitzman – Maybe (sequel to Once, Then, Now, After, Soon)
- Andy Griffiths – The Tree House Fun Book 2 and The 91-Storey Treehouse
- Sulari Gentill — Crossing the Lines
- Jane Harper – Force of Nature
- Michael Robotham — The Secrets She Keeps
Science Fiction and FantasyEdit
- Michael Farrell – I Love Poetry
- Alan Wearne – These Things Are Real
- Fiona Wright – Domestic Interiors
- Judith Brett — The Enigmatic Mr Deakin
Awards and honoursEdit
Note: these awards were presented in the year in question.
|Patrick White Award||Tony Birch|
|The Australian/Vogel Literary Award||Marija Peričić||The Lost Pages||Allen & Unwin|
|Miles Franklin Award||Josephine Wilson||Extinctions||UWA Publishing|
|Prime Minister's Literary Awards||Fiction||Ryan O'Neill||Their Brilliant Careers||Black Inc|
|New South Wales Premier's Literary Awards||Fiction||Heather Rose||The Museum of Modern Love||Allen & Unwin|
|Queensland Literary Awards||Fiction||Melissa Ashley||The Birdman’s Wife||Affirm Press|
|Stella Prize||Heather Rose||The Museum of Modern Love||Allen & Unwin|
|Victorian Premier's Literary Award||Fiction||Georgia Blain||Between a Wolf and a Dog||Scribe|
Children and Young AdultEdit
|Children's Book of the Year Award||Older Readers||Claire Zorn||One Would Think the Deep||UQP|
|Younger Readers||Trace Balla||Rockhopping||Allen & Unwin|
|Picture Book||Bob Graham||Home in the Rain||Walker Books|
|Early Childhood||Johanna Bell, illus. Dion Beasley||Go Home, Cheeky Animals!||Allen & Unwin|
|New South Wales Premier's Literary Awards||Children's||Leanne Hall||Iris and the Tiger||Text Publishing|
|Young People's||James Roy and Noël Zihabamwe||One Thousand Hills||Omnibus Books, Scholastic Australia|
|Victorian Premier's Literary Award||Young Adult Fiction||Randa Abdel-Fattah||When Michael Met Mina||Pan Australia|
Crime and MysteryEdit
|CWA Gold Dagger Award||Jane Harper||The Dry||Pan Australia|
|Davitt Award||Novel||Jane Harper||The Dry||Pan Australia|
|Ned Kelly Award||Novel||Adrian McKinty||Police at the Station and They Don't Look Friendly||Seventh Street Books|
|First novel||Jane Harper||The Dry||Pan Australia|
|Aurealis Award||Sf Novel||Jane Rawson||From the Wreck||Transit Lounge|
|Sf Short Story||Garth Nix||"Conversations with an Armoury"||Solaris (Infinity Wars)|
|Fantasy Novel||Jay Kristoff||Godsgrave||HarperCollins Publishers|
|Fantasy Short Story||Tansey Rayner Roberts||"The Curse is Come Upon Me, Cried"||Please Look After This Angel & Other Winged Stories (self-published)|
|Horror Novel||Lois Murphy||Soon||Transit Lounge|
|Horror Short Story||J Ashley-Smith||"Old Growth"||IFWG Publishing Australia (SQ Mag 31)|
|Young Adult Novel||Cally Black||In the Dark Spaces||Hardie Grant Egmont|
|Young Adult Short Story||Tansey Rayner Roberts||"Girl Reporter"||Girl Reporter (Book Smugglers)|
|Ditmar Award||Novel||Kaaron Warren||The Grief Hole||IWFG Publishing Australia|
|Best Novella or Novelette||Tansey Rayner Roberts||"Did We Break the End of the World?"||Defying Doomsday (Twelfth Planet Press)|
|Best Short Story||Cat Sparks||"No Fat Chicks"||In Your Face (TableCroft Publishing)|
|National Biography Award||Biography||Tom D C Roberts||Before Rupert: Keith Murdoch and the Birth of a Dynasty||UQP|
|New South Wales Premier's Literary Awards||Non-Fiction||Thornton McCamish||Our Man Elsewhere: In Search of Alan Moorehead||Black Inc|
|New South Wales Premier's History Awards||Australian History||Mark McKenna||From the Edge: Australia’s Lost Histories||Melbourne University Publishing|
|Community and Regional History||Peter Hobbins, Ursula K Frederick and Anne Clarke||Stories from the Sandstone: Quarantine Inscriptions from Australia’s Immigrant Past||Arbon Publishing|
|General History||Sandra Wilson, Robert Cribb, Beatrice Trefalt and Dean Aszkielowicz||Japanese War Criminals: The Politics of Justice after the Second World War||Columbia University Press|
|Queensland Literary Awards||Non-Fiction||Cathy McLennan||Saltwater||University of Queensland Press|
|Victorian Premier's Literary Award||Non-fiction||Madeline Gleeson||Offshore: Behind the Wire on Manus and Nauru||NewSouth Publishing|
|New South Wales Premier's Literary Awards||Peter Boyle||Ghostspeaking||Vagabond Press|
|Victorian Premier's Literary Award||Maxine Beneba Clarke||Carrying the World||Hachette Australia|
|New South Wales Premier's Literary Awards||Script||Shirley Birse||The Code, Series 2, Episode 4||Playmaker|
|Patrick White Playwrights' Award||Award||Kim Ho||Mirror's Edge||Sydney Theatre Company|
- 12 Jan 2017 – Jill Roe, historian, academic and author (born 10 November 1940)
- 10 March 2017 – Bill Leak, editorial and political cartoonist, caricaturist and portraitist (born 9 January 1956)
- 9 April 2017 – John Clarke, comedian, writer and satirist (born 29 July 1948)
- 22 April 2017 Donna Williams, writer, artist, singer-songwriter, screenwriter and sculptor (born 12 October 1963)
- 2 May 2017 – Michael Gurr, playwright, author, speech writer and screenwriter (born 29 October 1961)
- 3 May 2017 – Rosie Scott, novelist and lecturer (born 22 March 1948)
- 27 June 2017 – Rae Desmond Jones, poet, novelist, short story writer and politician (born 11 August 1941)
- 2 July 2017 – Fay Zwicky, poet, short-story writer, critic and academic best known for her autobiographical poem Kaddish, about her identity as a Jewish writer (born 4 July 1933)
- 3 August 2017 – Jack Wodhams, science fiction writer (born 3 September 1931)
- 7 November 2017 – Sylvia Lawson, historian, journalist and critic (born 12 November 1932)
- 1 December 2017 – Ken Inglis, historian (born 7 October 1929)
- "Tony Birch wins 2017 Patrick White Award". Books + Publishing. 16 November 2017. Retrieved 8 May 2018.
- "Marija Peričić's The Lost Pages wins the 2017 Australian/Vogel's Literary Award". Allen & Unwin. Retrieved 8 May 2018.
- Brooks, Lee (7 September 2017). "Miles Franklin Literary Prize winner Josephine Wilson claims prestigious award for Extinctions". ABC News. Retrieved 8 May 2018.
- "Prime Minister's Literary Awards - Winners and Shortlist". Department of Communications and the Arts. Retrieved 8 May 2018.
- "Winners announced for 2017 NSW Premier's Literary Awards" (PDF). State Library of New South Wales. Retrieved 8 May 2018.
- "Queensland Literary Awards 2017 winners announced". Books & Publishing. 5 October 2017. Retrieved 8 May 2018.
- "The 2017 Stella Prize". The Stella Prize. Retrieved 8 May 2018.
- "Victorian Premier's Literary Awards 2017". The Wheeler Centre. Retrieved 8 May 2018.
- "Book of the Year - Winners 2017". The Children's Book Council of Austrlia. Retrieved 8 May 2018.
- "'The Dry' wins CWA Gold Dagger". Books + Publishing. 27 October 2017. Retrieved 8 May 2018.
- "'The Dry' wins best novel at 2017 Davitt Awards". Books + Publishing. 28 August 2017. Retrieved 8 May 2018.
- "Announcing the 2017 Ned Kelly Award Winners". Australian Crime Writers Association. Retrieved 8 May 2018.
- "2017 Aurealis Awards Winners". Aurealis Awards. Retrieved 8 May 2018.
- "Ditmar Awards 2017 winners announced". Books + Publishing. 13 June 2017. Retrieved 8 May 2018.
- Romei, Stephen (1 August 2017). "Keith Murdoch biography nets award for Tom DC Roberts". The Australian. Retrieved 16 August 2017.
- "Winners of the 2017 NSW Premier's History Awards announced". Books + Publishing. Retrieved 8 May 2018.