2024 Victorian Literary Award winners announced

Book Brief | Feb 2024

The winners of the Victorian Literary Awards have been announced. Australia’s single richest literary prize, The Victorian Prize for Literature, worth 100,000, has been won by Grace Yee for her poetry collection Chinese Fish.


The winners in each the  categories are:


Victorian Prize for Literature ($100,000)

Chinese Fish by Grace Ye


Fiction ($25,000)

Edenglassie by Melissa Lucashenko – READ A BOOK REVIEW


Nonfiction ($25,000)


Indigenous writing ($25,000)


Children’s literature ($25,000)


Drama ($25,000)

The Jungle and the Sea by S Shakthidharan & Eamon Flack


Poetry ($25,000)

Chinese Fish by Grace Yee


A Hunger of Thorns by Lili WilkinsonWriting for young adults ($25,000)

A Hunger of Thorns by Lili Wilkinson – READ A BOOK REVIEW


Unpublished manuscript ($15,000)

‘Panajachel’ by Rachel Morton


People’s choice award ($2000)

The Palestine Laboratory: How Israel Exports the Technology of Occupation Around the World by Antony Loewenstein.


Read book review of last year’s Victorian Prize for Literature winner, Cold Enough for Snow by Jessica Au.


Find out more about the Awards here.

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