Tasmania Book Prize Winners 2015

Tasmania Book Prize longlisted books.

The winners of the 2015 Premier’s Literary Prizes were announced on Wednesday, 2 December 2015. The award which is supported by the Tasmanian Government is awarded to the best book with Tasmanian content in any genre with a prize worth $25,000.

Tasmania Book Prize Winner

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

Margaret Scott Prize Winner

For best book by a Tasmanian writer.

This award is supported by the University of Tasmania and is worth $5,000.

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

University of Tasmania Prize Winner

For the best new unpublished literary work by an emerging Tasmanian writer.

This award is supported by the University of Tasmania and is worth $5 000.

Soon by Lois Murphy.

Tasmanian Young Writer’s Fellowship

This award is supported by private philanthropists and is awarded to a young writer (aged 35 years and under) with a prize worth $5,000.

Awarded to Robbie Arnott.

2015 People’s Choice Awards

The awards are voted for by the public from the works shortlisted in each prize.

There were 844 votes across all genres.

People’s Choice Winner – Tasmania Book Prize: 

To Name Those Lost by Rohan Wilson (Allen & Unwin).

People’s Choice Winner – Margaret Scott Prize

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

People’s Choice Winner – University of Tasmania Prize

Blue Pollen Beautiful by Elizabeth Goodsir.