2016 winners

The Queensland Literary Awards Ceremony was hosted by the State Library of Queensland on 5 October 2016.

The Courier Mail People’s Choice Queensland Book of the Year Award (Prize: $10,000)
Winner: Swimming Home, Mary-Rose MacColl

Queensland Premier's Award for a work of State Significance (Prize: $25,000)
Winners: Not Just Black and White, Lesley and Tammy Williams

Queensland Premier's Young Publishers and Writers Awards (Two prizes of $10,000 each)
Winner: Emily Craven
Winner: Michelle Law

Unpublished Indigenous Writer – David Unaipon Award (Prize: $10,000)
Winner: Dancing Home, Paul Collis

Emerging Queensland Writer – Manuscript Award
No winner, two Encouragement Awards given
Encouragement Award: The Boatman, HE Crampton
Encouragement Award: The Elements, Laura Elvery

Griffith University Children’s Book Award (Prize: $10,000)
Winner: KidGlovz, Julie Hunt (author) and Dale Newman (illustrator)

Griffith University Young Adult Book Award (Prize: $10,000)
Winner: Dreaming the Enemy, David Metzenthen

State Library of Queensland Poetry Collection – Judith Wright Calanthe Award (Prize: $10,000)
Winner: Anatomy of Voice, David Musgrave

University of Southern Queensland Australian Short Story Collection – Steele Rudd Award (Prize: $10,000, co-winners awarded $5,000 each)
Winner: A Few Days in the Country and other stories, Elizabeth Harrower
Winner: The High Places, Fiona McFarlane

University of Southern Queensland History Book Award (Prize: $10,000)
Winner: The Pearl Frontier: Indonesian Labour and Indigenous Encounters in Australia’s Northern Trading Network, Julia Martínez and Adrian Vickers

The University of Queensland Non-Fiction Book Award (Prize: $10,000)
Winner: Small Acts of Disappearance: Essays on Hunger, Fiona Wright

The University of Queensland Fiction Book Award (Prize: $10,000)
Winner: Between a Wolf and a Dog, Georgia Blain