2016 Shortlist


A Guide to Berlin by Gail Jones (Random House Australia)
The Natural Way of Things by Charlotte Wood (Allen & Unwin)
The Other Side of the World by Stephanie Bishop (Hachette Australia)
The Secret Chord by Geraldine Brooks (Hachette Australia)



Flesh Wounds by Richard Glover (ABC Books, HarperCollins Australia)
One Life by Kate Grenville (Text Publishing)
Reckoning: A Memoir by Magda Szubanski (Text Publishing)
The Anti-Cool Girl by Rosie Waterland (HarperCollins Australia)

Debut Fiction

Relativity by Antonia Hayes (Penguin Australia)
Rush Oh! by Shirley Barrett (Pan Macmillan Australia)
Salt Creek by Lucy Treloar (Pan Macmillan Australia)
The Anchoress by Robyn Cadwallader (HarperCollins Australia)


Olive of Groves by Katrina Nannestad & Lucia Masciullo, Illus (ABC Books, HarperCollins Australia)
The 65-Storey Treehouse by Andy Griffiths & Terry Denton, Illus (Pan Macmillan Australia)
The Bad Guys, Episode 1 by Aaron Blabey (Scholastic Australia)
The Singing Bones by Shaun Tan (Allen & Unwin)

Young Adult

Cloudwish by Fiona Wood (Macmillan Australia)
Prince of Afghanistan by Louis Nowra (Allen & Unwin)
Ranger’s Apprentice: The Early Years 1: The Tournament at Gorlan by John Flanagan (Random House Australia)
Soon by Morris Gleitzman (Penguin Australia)