In 2018 we launched the inaugural Australian Academy of the Humanities Book List.

This initiative aims to celebrate and promote books published by the Fellowship and our grants and awards alumni within the last 18 months. Previously, the Academy’s flagship journal Humanities Australia has included an ‘Ex Libris’ section with images of a few of the many books published by Academy Fellows in the previous year. The Annual Academy Book List offers a much more extended display of books, and includes not just an image of the cover, but also a short synopsis, and a link to the publisher’s website.

2018 Annual Academy Book List

The 2018 list presents over 60 books covering the full spectrum of humanities disciplines divided into four categories – authored and co-authored books, edited collections and scholarly editions, translations (including the winner and shortlist of the Academy’s 2018 Medal for Excellence in Translation) and books by Fellows which have been shortlisted for or have won prizes.

Download the complete 2018 Annual Academy Book List

Authored and co-authored books

Demonstrating the capacity of the humanities in Australia to shed new light on everything from the broadest possible topics to more compact areas of research.

Edited collections and scholarly editions

Showcasing the substantial contribution Australia has made to the essential business of providing accurate and well annotated texts.


Recognising outstanding achievement in translation and the vital role of translators and translation in Australian culture and scholarly discourse.

Prize winners

Prize-winning and shortlisted books, including academic studies and creative writing, by Academy Fellows and grants and awards alumni.