2016 Award Winners

Congratulations to all of tonight’s winners!

Book of the Year 2016:
Reckoning: A Memoir ( Magda Szubanski, Text Publishing)

Biography Book of the Year:
Reckoning: A Memoir (Magda Szubanski, Text Publishing )

General Fiction Book of the Year:
The Patterson Girls ( Rachael Johns, MIRA, Harlequin Books)

General Non-fiction Book of the Year:
Island Home ( Tim Winton, Hamish Hamilton, Penguin Books Australia)

Illustrated Book of the Year:
The Happy Cookbook ( Lola Berry, Plum, Pan Macmillan Australia)

International Book of the Year:
Gut: the inside story of our body’s most under-rated organ (Giulia Enders, Scribe Publications)

Literary Fiction Book of the Year:
The Other Side of the World (Stephanie Bishop, Hachette, Hachette Australia Books)

Matt Richell Award for New Writer of the Year:
Salt Creek (Lucy Treloar, Picador Australia, Pan Macmillan)

Book of the Year Older Children (age range 8 to 14 years):
Illuminae (Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff, Allen & Unwin, Allen & Unwin Books)

Book of the Year for Younger Children (age range 0 to 8 years):
The 65-Storey Treehouse ( Andy Griffiths, illustrated by Terry Denton, Pan Australia, Pan Macmillan)

Small Publishers’ Children’s Book of the Year:
The Underwater Fancy-Dress Parade (Davina Bell, illustrated by Allison Colpoys, Scribble, Scribe Publications)

Small Publishers’ Adult Book of the Year:
All Fall Down (Matthew Condon, UQP, University of Queensland Press)

Lloyd O’Neil Award: Brian Johns

Pixie O’Harris Award: Jackie French


2016 Independent Book Retailer of the Year: Readings

2016 Book Industry Innovation Award: Quirky Kid

2016 National Book Retailer of the Year:
Joint winners: Dymocks Books and Booktopia

2016 Publisher of the Year: Allen & Unwin

2016 Small Publisher of the Year: NewSouth