Book Reviews

2021 Year In Review: Award Winners

The Pulitzer Prize for Fiction

The Night Watman by Louise Erdrich WINNER

A Registry of My Passage Upon the Earth by Daniel Mason

Telephone by Percival Everett

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The Miles Franklin Literary Award

The Labyrinth by Amanda Lohrey WINNER

Amnesty by Aravind Adiga

The Rain Heron by Robbie Arnott

At the Edge of the Solid World by Daniel Davis Wood

Lucky’s by Andrew Pippos

The Inland Sea by Madeleine Watts

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The Stella Prize

The Bass Rock by Evie Wyld WINNER

Fathoms: the world in the whale by Rebecca Giggs

Revenge: Murder in Three Parts by S.L. Lim

The Animals in That Country by Laura Jean McKay

Witness by Louise Milligan

Stone Sky Gold Mountain by Mirandi Riwoe

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The International Booker Prize

At Night All Blood Is Black by David Diop WINNER

In Memory of Memory by Maria Stepanova

The Dangers of Smoking in Bed by Mariana Enriquez

The Employees by Olga Ravn

The War of the Poor by Eric Vuillard

When We Cease to Understand the World by Benjamin Labatut

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The Davitt Awards (Non-Fiction Crime)

Witness by Louise Milligan WINNER

After the Count: The death of Davey Browne by Stephanie Convery

The Case of George Pell by Melissa Davey

Missing William Tyrrell by Caroline Overington

Snakes and Ladders by Angela Williams

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The Ned Kelly Awards (Crime Writing)

Best True Crime Novel

Stalking Claremont by Bret Christian WINNER

Hazelwood by Tom Doig

The Husband Poisoner by Tanya Bretherton

Witness by Louise Milligan

Public Enemies by Mark Dapin


Best Crime Fiction Novel

Consolation by Garry Disher WINNER

The Good Turn by Dervla McTiernan

The Survivors by Jane Harper

A Testament of Character by Sulari Gentill

Gathering Dark by Candice Fox

Tell Me Lies by J.P. Pomare

When She Was Good by Michael Robotham

White Throat by Sarah Thornton

Best International Crime

We Begin at The End by Chris Whitaker WINNER

The Guest List by Lucy Foley

Take Me Apart by Sara Sligar

Broken by Don Winslow

The Secrets of Strangers by Charity Norman

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The Daggers (Crime Writing)

The Gold Dagger

We Begin at the End by Chris Whitaker WINNER

Blacktop Wasteland by S A Cosby

City of Ghosts by Ben Creed

House of Correction by Nicci French

Troubled Blood by Robert Galbraith

The Postscript Murders by Elly Griffiths

Midnight Atlanta by Thomas Mullen

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Women’s Prize for Fiction

Piranesi by Susanna Clarke WINNER

The Vanishing Half by Brit Bennett

Unsettled Ground by Claire Fuller

Transcendent Kingdom by Yaa Gyasi

How the One-Armed Sister Sweeps Her House by Cherie Jones

No One is Talking About This by Patricia Lockwood

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The Australian/Vogel’s Literary Award

Now That I See You by Emma Batchelor WINNER

Hopeless Kingdom by Kgshak Akec

Blue by Deborah Thomas

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The Victorian Premier’s Literary Award (Fiction)

The Animals in That Country by Laura Jean McKay WINNER

Witness by Louise Milligan People’s Choice Award

The Living Sea of Waking Dreams by Richard Flanagan

Our Shadows by Gail Jones

The Coconut Children by Vivian Pham

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2021 Year In Review: Award Winners

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