2008 Australian Fiction Award Winners (Update)

As we head into the 2009 Australian literature award year, I thought it interesting to put together a table of the major award winners, for literary fiction, from 2008. I don't intend to draw any conclusions from this, but you should feel free to do so.

ABC Fiction AwardKain MassinGod for the KillingABC Books
The Age Book of the YearTim WintonBreathHamish Hamilton
ALS Gold MedalMichelle de KretserThe Lost DogAllen & Unwin
Australia-Asia Literary AwardDavid MaloufThe Complete StoriesKnopf
The Australian/Vogel Literary AwardAndrew CrommeDocument Z(manuscript)
Colin Roderick AwardMalcolm KnoxJamaicaAllen & Unwin
Barbara Jefferis AwardRhyll McMasterFeather ManBrandl and Schlesinger
Miles Franklin AwardSteven CarrollThe Time We Have TakenHarperCollins
Nita Kibble Literary AwardCarol LefevreNights in the AsylumVintage Books
New South Wales Premier's Literary AwardsMichelle de KretserThe Lost DogAllen & Unwin
Prime Minister's Literary AwardSteven ConteThe Zookeeper's WarFourth Estate
Queensland Premier's Literary Awards Helen Garner The Spare Room Text Publishing
South Australian Premier's Awards Roger McDonald The Ballad of Desmond Kale Vintage Books
Victorian Premier's Literary Awards Helen Garner The Spare Room Text Publishing
Western Australian Premier's Book Awards Stephen Scourfield Other Country Allen & Unwin

This table comes from a Wikipedia entry, titled 2008 in Australian literature that I've put together. It forms part of a continuing series of year-based pages that I am slowly developing for the encyclopedia. So far I've covered the years 2004-2008. I would like to emphasise the "slow" part of the previous sentence. These pages all hang off the List of years in Australian literature entry, which aims to give a very brief overview of Australian literature from 1770 to date. There are a lot of gaps, which tends to reflect my knowledge more than anything else.

Update: I left out a few awards which I have now added in.

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