Peter McNamara Convenors' Award

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(This page is for an Award presented at Aurealis Awards ceremonies. For the Peter McNamara Award presented at Ditmar Awards ceremonies, see Peter McNamara Achievement Award.)

The Peter McNamara Convenors' Award for excellence is presented at Aurealis Awards Ceremonies.

Prior to 2001, the Award was simply known as the Convenor's Award for excellence. From 2014, it has been officially referred to simply as the Convenor's Award for Excellence.


  • 1998: Shaun Tan
  • 1999: Terry Dowling
  • 2000: Paul Collins & Meredith Costain; and Shaun Tan
  • 2001: Emily Rodda and Marc McBride; Emily Rodda and Marc McBride; and Peter McNamara
  • 2002: Robbie Matthews
  • 2003: Nick Stathopoulos
  • 2004: Cat Sparks
  • 2005: Grant Stone
  • 2006: Bill Congreve
  • 2007: Terry Dowling
  • 2008: Jack Dann
  • 2009: Justin Ackroyd
  • 2010: Helen Merrick
  • 2011: Galactic Suburbia - Alisa Krasnostein, Alex Pierce, Tansy Rayner Roberts, and Andrew Finch (producer)
  • 2012: Kate Eltham
  • 2013: Jonathan Strahan
  • 2014: The Night Terrace team
  • 2015: Letters to Tiptree - Alexandra Pierce and Alisa Krasnostein
  • 2016: The Rebirth of Rapunzel: A Mythic Biography of the Maiden in the Tower - Kate Forsyth
  • 2017: The Fictional Mother - Tansy Rayner Roberts
  • 2018: The 21st Century Catastrophe: Hyper-capitalism and Severe Climate Change in Science Fiction by Cat Sparks, and Genre Worlds: Australian Popular Fiction in the 21st Century by Kim Wilkins, Lisa Fletcher, and Beth Driscoll

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