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Special Guest Presenters

2014 ABIAs Guest Presenters Announcement!

We’re excited to reveal the guest presenters of the 2014 Australian Book Industry Awards. Beloved and celebrated Australian novelist Thomas Keneally will be joined by some distinguished writers from the far flung corners of the globe to present awards. Eleanor Catton, Emma Donoghue, Cornelia Funke and Amy Tan are all in the country as the […]

Casey Bennetto to Host

Award-winning satirist Casey Bennetto to host 14th Australian Book Industry Awards

The writer of hit musical KEATING!, award-winning satirist and musician, Casey Bennetto, will host the 2014 Australian Book Industry Awards (ABIAs). Casey said today, “I’m rapt to be involved with the Australian Book Industry Awards – so rapt that I took the time to spell ‘rapt’ correctly. We’re talking about a night of festive colour […]

6 Stellar Nominations for Younger Readers

2014 Book of the Year for Younger Children Shortlist

Books for children can often get a little overlooked, but a closer examination of our 2014 Book of the Year for Younger Children (0-8 years) shortlist reveals this fascinating fact: in no other category are the nominees more diverse, nor the numbers more impressive. Our shortlist features: artists, playwrights, illustrators and writers; a Pixar concept […]