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Past winners

2015 Premier's Literary Prizes

Rise and Fall of Gunns cover

Tasmania Book Prize - for best book with Tasmanian content in any genre

The Rise and Fall of Gunns Ltd by Quentin Beresford (New South Publishing)

The Narrow Road to the Deep North cover

Margaret Scott Prize - for best book by a Tasmanian writer

The Narrow Road to the Deep North by Richard Flanagan (Random House Australia)

Lois Murphy

University of Tasmania Prize - for the best new unpublished literary work by an emerging Tasmanian writer

Soon by Lois Murphy

Robbie Arnott

Tasmanian Young Writer's Fellowship - this award was supported by private philanthropists and is awarded to a young writer (aged 35 years and under)

Robbie Arnott

2013 Tasmanian Literary Prizes winners

1835: The Founding of Melbourne and the Conquest of Australia by James Boyce (Black Ink)

The Tasmania Book Prize – for best book with Tasmanian content in any genre

1835: The Founding of Melbourne and the Conquest of Australia by James Boyce (Black Ink)

Roving Party by Rohan WilsonThe Margaret Scott Prize – for best book by a Tasmanian writer

The Roving Party by Rohan Wilson (Allen & Unwin)

Katherine JohnsonThe University of Tasmania Prize – For the best new unpublished literary work by an emerging Tasmanian writer

Kubla, Katherine Johnson

This manuscript was published as The Better Son by Ventura Press in 2016.



2011 Tasmania Book Prizes winners

Wanting by Richard Flanagan

The Tasmania Book Prize – for best book with Tasmanian content in any genre

Wanting by Richard Flanagan (Random House, 2008)

What Now Tilda B by Kathryn LomerThe Margaret Scott Prize – for best book by a Tasmanian writer

What Now, Tilda B? by Kathryn Lomer (University of Queensland Press, 2010)

Pardalote Press for Postcards from the Asylum by Karen KnightThe University of Tasmania Prize – for the best book by a Tasmanian publisher

Postcards from the Asylum by Karen Knight (Pardalote Press, 2008)



2009 Tasmania Book Prize winners

Wanting by Richard Flanagan The Tasmania Book Prize – best book with Tasmanian content in any genre

Van Diemen's Land by James Boyce (Black Inc., 2008)

Wanting by Richard Flanagan The Margaret Scott Prize – best book by a Tasmanian Writer

Closing Hell's Gates: the Death of a Convict Station, by Hamish Maxwell-Stewart (Allen & Unwin, 2008)

Wanting by Richard Flanagan The University of Tasmania Prize – best book by a Tasmanian publisher

Antarctic Eye: the Visual Journey by Lynne Andrews (Studio One, 2007)



2007 Tasmania Book Prize winners

Tasmania Book Prize – for the best book with Tasmanian content in any genre.

In Tasmania: Adventures at the End of the World by Nicholas Shakespeare (Knopf, 2004)

Margaret Scott Prize – for the best book by a Tasmanian writer

Twilight of Love: Travels with Turgenev by Robert Dessaix (Picador, 2004)

University of Tasmania Prize – for the best book by a Tasmanian publisher

The Art of Apple Branding: Australian Apple Case Labels and the Industry Since 1788 by Christopher Cowles and David Walker (Apples from Oz, 2005)