Books published by the Giramondo Publishing Company have won or been short-listed for the following literary and design awards.

The Tribe

Michael Mohammed Ahmad’s book was shortlisted for the Readings New Writing Award.

Ephemeral Waters

Kate Middleton’s poetry collection was shortlisted for the NSW Premier’s Literary Award for poetry.

Liquid Nitrogen

In 2014, Liquid Nitrogen was awarded the Victorian Premier’s Prize for Poetry and the Victorian Premier’s Book of the Year Award. It was shortlisted for the Griffin Poetry Prize.

An Elegant Young Man

Luke Carman was named a Sydney Morning Herald Best Young Novelist, 2014. An Elegant Young Man has been shortlisted for the ALS Gold Medal and the Readings New Writing Award.

The Swan Book

The Swan Book was awarded the ALS Gold Medal for Fiction in 2014. It has been shortlisted for the Miles Franklin, the Stella Prize, the Victorian Premier’s Literary Award, the Victorian Premier’s Indigenous Literature Award and the NSW Premier’s Literary Award.

The Incredible Here and Now

Felicity Castagna’s young adult novel has been shortlisted for the NSW Premier’s Literary Award, the Western Australian Premier’s Award and the CBCA Award, Older Readers category.

Hotel Hyperion

Lisa Gorton was awarded the Philip Hodgins medal.

History of Books

Gerald Murnane’s novel was shortlisted for the Victorian Premier’s Prize for Fiction.

Street to Street

Brian Castro’s novella was longlisted for the Miles Franklin Award.

Pirate Rain

Pirate Rain won the 2010 Age Poetry Book of the Year Award and the 2011 NSW Premiers Kenneth Slessor Award for Poetry and was shortlisted for the Western Australian Premier’s Prize, the Queensland Premier’s Judith Wright Calanthe Award and the Asher Award.

Storm and Honey

Judith Beveridge’s poetry collection Storm and Honey has won the 2010 Grace Leven Poetry Prize and been shortlisted for the 2009 NSW Premier’s Kenneth Slessor Prize for Poetry.

Barley Patch

Gerald Murnane’s novel Barley Patch has won the 2010 Adelaide Festival Award for Innovation and has been shortlisted for the 2009 Western Australian Premier’s Prize for Fiction

The Bath Fugues

Brian Castro’s novel The Bath Fugues has been shortlisted for the 2010 Miles Franklin Literary Award, the Adelaide Festival Award for Fiction, the Queenland Premier’s Literary Award for Fiction and the Victorian Premier’s Vance Palmer Award for Fiction.

Between Stations

Kim Cheng Boey’s collection of essays Between Stations has been shortlisted for the 2009 Western Australian Premier’s Prize for non-fiction.

Look Who’s Morphing

Tom Cho’s collection of fiction Look Who’s Morphing has been shortlisted for the 2010 Commonwealth Writer’s Prize First Book Award, the 2009 Age Book of the Year, the Melbourne Prize and the 2009 Victorian Premier’s Prize for fiction.

Eighth Habitation

Adam Aitken’s poetry collection Eighth Habitation has been shortlisted for the 2010 Adelaide Festival John Bray Award for Poetry

Fire Season

Kate Middleton’s collection of poetry Fire Season has won the 2009 Western Australian Premier’s Prize for Poetry, was highly commended in the 2009 FAW Anne Elder Award, and has been shortlisted for the 2009 Victorian Premier’s C.J. Dennis Prize for Poetry.

The Other Way Out

Bronwyn Lea’s poetry collection The Other Way Out has won the 2010 Adelaide Festival John Bray Award for Poetry and the 2008 Western Australian Premier’s Prize for Poetry. It has also been shortlisted for the Victorian Premier’s C.J. Dennis Prize for Poetry and the Queensland Premier’s Judith Wright Calanthe Prize for Poetry.

The Land I Came Through Last

Robert Gray’s memoir The Land I Came Through Last has won The Nib CAL Waverley Library Award for Literature, and been shortlisted for the 2009 NSW Premier’s Douglas Stewart Prize for non-fiction, and the Colin Roderick Award

Mother Land

Dmetri Kakmi’s memoir Mother Land has been shortlisted for the 2009 NSW Premier’s Douglas Stewart Prize for non-fiction

House of Exile

Evelyn Juers’ collective biography House of Exile: The Life and Times of Heinrich Mann and Nelly Kroger-Mann has won the 2009 Prime Minister’s Literary Award for non-fiction, and been shortlisted for the National Biography Award, the ALS Gold Medal and the Victorian Premier’s Prize for non-fiction and the Western Australian Premier’s Prize for non-fiction.

Press Release

Lisa Gorton’s poetry collection Press Release won the 2008 Victorian Premier’s CJ Dennis Prize for Poetry, and has been shortlisted for the 2009 Melbourne Prize New Writing Award.

The Australian Popular Song Book

Alan Wearne’s poetry collection The Australian Popular Song Book has won the 2008 Grace Leven prize and has been shortlisted for the 2009 NSW Premier’s Kenneth Slessor Prize for Poetry and the 2008 Queensland Premier’s Judith Wright Calanthe Prize for Poetry.

Not Finding Wittgenstein

J.S. Harry’s poetry collection Not Finding Wittgenstein winner of the 2008 Age Book of the Year Award for Poetry, and has been shortlisted for the Australian Literature Society Gold Medal and the Adelaide Festival John Bray Award for Poetry.

An Illustrated History of Dairies

Joanne Burns’ poetry collection An Illustrated History of Dairies has been shortlisted for the 2008 NSW Premier’s Kenneth Slessor Prize for Poetry.

Someone Else

John Hughes’ collection of fictional essays Someone Else is the winner of the 2008 Adelaide Festival Award for Innovation and has been longlisted for the 2009 Warwick Prize for Writing, and shortlisted for the 2008 Queensland Premier’s Steele Rudd Short Story award.

Burning In

Mireille Juchau’s novel Burning In has been shortlisted for the inaugural Prime Minister’s Literary Awards, 2008 Age Book of the Year Award for Fiction, Commonwealth Writers’ Prize and the Nita B Kibble Literary Award, longlisted for the inaugural West Australian Premier’s Australia-Asia Literary Award, and has been highly commended in the inaugural Barbara Jefferis Award.

The Orphan Gunner

Sara Knox’s novel The Orphan Gunner won the 2009 Asher Award, and has been shortlisted for the 2008 Age Book of the Year Award for Fiction and the Commonwealth Writers’ Prize for Best First Book.

Carpentaria

Alexis Wright’s Carpentaria is the winner of the 2007 Miles Franklin Award, the Australian Literature Society Gold Medal, Victorian Premier’s Award for Fiction, Queensland Premier’s Award for Fiction, and the ABIA Literary Fiction Book of the Year Award.

The Garden Book

Brian Castro’s The Garden Book was the winner of the 2006 Queensland Premier’s Award for Fiction and was shortlisted for the 2006 Miles Franklin Award.

Friendly Fire

Friendly Fire won The Age Poetry Book of the Year, the overall Age Book of the Year, and was shortlisted for the Queensland Premier’s Judith Wright Calanthe Award and the Adelaide Festival John Bray Award.

The Idea of Home

John Hughes’ collection of essays The Idea of Home was the winner of the 2005 NSW Premier’s Literary Award for Non-Fiction.

Wolf Notes

Judith Beveridge’s poetry collection Wolf Notes was shortlisted for the 2004 Age Book of the Year Award for Poetry, and has won both the 2004 Judith Wright Calanthe Poetry Prize, and the 2004 Victorian Premier’s C.J. Dennis Prize for Poetry.

The Sleep of a Learning Man

Anthony Lawrence’s poetry collection The Sleep of a Learming Man was shortlisted for the 2004 Age Book of the Year Award for Poetry and the 2004 Victorian Premier’s C.J. Dennis Prize for Poetry.

Shanghai Dancing

Brian Castro’s novel Shanghai Dancing has been shortlisted for the 2003 Age Book of the Year Award for Fiction and the Queensland Premier’s Award for Fiction, and has won the Victorian Premier’s Vance Palmer Prize for Fiction and the NSW Premier’s Christina Stead Prize for Fiction and Book of the Year Award.

Anything the Landlord Touches

Emma Lew’s poetry collection Anything the Landlord Touches was shortlisted for the 2003 NSW Premier’s Kenneth Slessor Prize for Poetry and the Age Book of the Year Award for Poetry, and has won both the Judith Wright Calanthe Poetry Prize, and the Victorian Premier’s C.J. Dennis Prize for Poetry

HEAT 10

Short listed Phillips Fox Award for Best Designed C Format Book, 1998 Australian Publishers’ Association Design Awards

HEAT 5

Winner Penguin Award for Best Designed Paperback, 1997 Australian Publishers’ Association Design Awards

Giramondo to publish A Novel Idea by Fiona McGregor

Giramondo has acquired A Novel Idea, a new book by author and performance artist Fiona McGregor. The book, a photoessay memoir that depicts McGregor’s writing of her Age Book of the Year award-winning novel Indelible Ink, will be published in March 2019....

Alexis Wright wins the 2018 Magarey Medal

We are delighted to announce that Alexis Wright has been awarded the 2018 Magarey Medal for Biography for her book, Tracker. Tracker, which also won the Stella Prize earlier in the year, is a collective memoir of the charismatic Aboriginal leader,...

Michelle Cahill launches Flood Damages

Flood Damages by Eunice Andrada was launched by award-winning poet and fiction writer, Michelle Cahill, at the Red Rattler Theatre in Marrickville, NSW, on Thursday 10 May, 2018. Below is an edited version of Cahill's launch speech.  ...Flood Damages is...

In Memoriam Beverley Farmer

Photo credit: Robin Wallace-Crabbe A eulogy delivered by Ivor Indyk at Beverley Farmer's memorial service at Queenscliff on Sunday 29 April 2018. It is difficult to write a formal eulogy for Beverley Farmer, because she was herself so much a writer of...

Alexis Wright wins the 2018 Stella Prize for Tracker

Image credit: Connor Tomas O'Brien 15 April 2018 Our heartfelt congratulations to Alexis Wright, who has been named winner of the 2018 Stella Prize for Tracker. Her book is a collective memoir on the visionary Aboriginal leader,...

Aden Rolfe wins the 2017 Mary Gilmore Award

Congratulations to Aden Rolfe who has won this year's Mary Gilmore Award, a prize given to the best first book of poetry published in the previous year. About the poet Aden Rolfe is a writer and editor whose practice includes poetry, performance writing and criticism....

A note from Alan Wearne on These Things Are Real

Award-winning poet, Alan Wearne, writes here about his most recent poetry collection, These Things Are Real. The collection is available here. Yes, poetry is an elitist pursuit, since not everyone can write it, nor can everyone read and enjoy it. Yet it is still the...

Ali Cobby Eckermann awarded 2017 Windham-Campbell prize

Indigenous poet Ali Cobby Eckermann has won the 2017 Windham-Campbell award for poetry. She has said that the prize money, which totals A$215,000, is 'going to change my life completely'. Of Eckermann, the Windham-Campbell Prize website states: 'Through song and...

Fiona Wright wins 2016 Queensland Literary Non-fiction Award

Fiona Wright has been awarded The University of Queensland Non-fiction Book Award for Small Acts of Disappearance: Essays on Hunger. Her collection of essays has also recently won the Kibble Literary Award and was shortlisted for the Stella Prize. Of Small Acts of...

Lucy Dougan wins the 2016 WA Premier’s Poetry Award

The Guardians by Lucy Dougan has won the Western Australia Premier's Award in the poetry category. The award ceremony took place at the State Library of Western Australia on 3 October. Of the poetry collection, the judges said: 'Seemingly simple, actually very dense...

Alexis Wright wins the 2016 Kate Challis Award for The Swan Book

Alexis Wright has won the 2016 Kate Challis Award with her novel, The Swan Book. In their citation the judges noted: 'Alexis Wright’s The Swan Book is a sprawling, magnificent achievement, a remarkable imaginative vision of Australia as it was and is, and will be. Set...

Fiona Wright winner of $30 000 Kibble Literary Award

We are excited to announce that Fiona Wright has won the 2016 Nita B Kibble Literary Award for her collection of essays, Small Acts of Disappearance. The Award, which is worth $30 000, celebrates female writers and their impact on life writing. The judges said: “With...

Fiona Wright Shortlisted for the Kibble Award

We’re delighted that Fiona Wright has been shortlisted for the Kibble Award for Established Writers for her essay collection Small Acts of Disappearance. Established in 1994, the Kibble Awards recognise Australian female literary talent in honour of Nita Kibble, the...

Giramondo Authors Shortlisted for NSW Premier’s Literary Awards

We are delighted to have so many authors shortlisted for this year’s NSW Premier’s Literary Awards.   Christina Stead Prize for Fiction Lisa Gorton The Life of Houses Douglas Stewart Prize for Non-fiction Fiona Wright Small Acts of Disappearance Kenneth Slessor Prize...

Fiona Wright Shortlisted for the Stella Prize

Fiona Wright Shortlisted for the Stella Prize

We’re thrilled that Fiona Wright’s Small Acts of Disappearancehas been shortlisted for the Stella Prize. The judges say: ‘Small Acts of Disappearance is a collection of essays on anorexia, a disorder as disturbing as it is mysterious, even to its own sufferers....

Queensland Literary Awards Shortlistings

Queensland Literary Awards Shortlistings

We are delighted to have two authors shortlisted for the Queensland Literary Awards. Lucy Dougan's The Guardians has been shortlisted for the Judith Wright Calanthe Poetry Prize and Nicholas Jose's Bapo has been shortlisted for the Steele Rudd Short Story Prize. For...

Felicity Castagna chosen for IBBY Australia Honour List

Felicity Castagna chosen for IBBY Australia Honour List

We're thrilled that Felicity Castagna's The Incredible Here and Now has been chosen at IBBY Australia's Honour Book for Writing. Of Felicity's work, the judges said: Dom dies in a car accident. Fifteen-year-old Michael has to learn how to live without his older...

Alexis Wright Awarded a Sidney Myer Creative Fellowship

Alexis Wright Awarded a Sidney Myer Creative Fellowship

We are delighted that Alexis Wright has been awarded a Sidney Myer Creative Fellowship. First awarded in 2011, the Sidney Myer Creative Fellowships provide grants of $160,000 over two years to individual artists, arts managers and thought leaders in the humanities....

Judith Beveridge Awarded Peter Porter Poetry Prize

We're thrilled that Judith Beveridge has been awarded the Peter Porter Poetry Prize for her work, 'As Wasps Fly Upwards'. On winning the prize, Judith said: I am deeply honoured to have won the Peter Porter Poetry Prize, not only because of the high regard I have for...

Luke Carman wins NSW Premier’s New Writing Award 2015

Luke Carman wins NSW Premier’s New Writing Award 2015

We are delighted that Luke Carman has won the UTS Glenda Adams New Writing Award 2015 at the NSW Premier's Literary Awards. The judges had this to say of Luke's work: Luke Carman’s witty collection of stories heralds a new, edgy and brilliant voice in Australian...

Alan Wearne Honoured with Christopher Brennan Award

Alan Wearne Honoured with Christopher Brennan Award

We are thrilled that Alan Wearne has been lauded with the FAW Christopher Brennan Award. The award celebrates lifetime achievement in poetry and recognises a poet who produces work of 'sustained quality and distinction'. Judges Jennifer Harrison and Philip Salom had...