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Past ABIA Winners

2016 ABIA Winners

2016 Book of the Year

  • ABIA 2016 Book of the Year winner ABIA 2016 Book of the Year author, Magda Szubanski

    Heartbreaking, joyous, traumatic, intimate and revelatory, Reckoning is the book where Magda Szubanski, one of Australia’s most beloved performers, tells her story.

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2015 ABIA Winners

2015 Book of the Year

2015 Book Category Winners

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2014 ABIA Winners

2014 Book of the Year

  • ABIA 2014 Book of the Year winner ABIA 2014 Book of the Year author, Graeme Simsion

    The feel-good novel of 2013, The Rosie Project is a classic screwball romance.

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2014 Book Category Winners

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2013 ABIA Winners

2013 Book of the Year

  • ABIA 2013 Book of the Year winner ABIA 2013 Book of the Year author, M.L. Stedman

    This mesmerizing Australian novel has been a bestselling book around the world. It is the winner of three prestigious ABIA awards, including 'Book of the Year', and it also won the Indie Awards' 'Book of the Year'.

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2012 ABIA Winners

2012 Book of the Year

  • ABIA 2012 Book of the Year winner ABIA 2012 Book of the Year author, Anna Funder

    When Hitler comes to power in 1933, a tight-knit group of friends and lovers become hunted outlaws overnight.

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2011 ABIA Winners

2011 Book of the Year

  • ABIA 2011 Book of the Year winner ABIA 2011 Book of the Year author, Anh Do

    The laugh-out-loud, reach-for-your-hanky story of one of Australia's best-loved comedians.

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2010 ABIA Winners

2010 Book of the Year

  • ABIA 2010 Book of the Year winner ABIA 2010 Book of the Year author, Craig Silvey

    Full of unforgettable characters, a page-turning pace and outrageously good dialogue, this is a glorious novel - thoughtful, funny, heartbreaking and wise - about outsiders and secrets, and what it really means to be a hero.

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2010 Book Category Winners

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2009 ABIA Winners

2009 Book of the Year

  • ABIA 2009 Book of the Year winner ABIA 2009 Book of the Year author, Christos Tsiolkas

    The bestselling cult author of Loaded and Dead Europe turns his blowtorch onto the belly of middle-class suburban Australia and its notions of child-rearing and acceptable behaviour.

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2009 Book Category Winners

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2008 ABIA Winners

2008 Book of the Year

  • ABIA 2008 Book of the Year winner ABIA 2008 Book of the Year author, People of the Book by Geraldine Brooks

    As meticulously researched as all of Brooks' previous work, People of the Book is a gripping and moving novel about war, art, love and survival.

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2008 Book Category Winners

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2007 ABIA Winners

2007 Book of the Year

  • ABIA 2007 Book of the Year winner ABIA 2007 Book of the Year author, Les Carlyon

    The Great War is Les Carlyon's extraordinary account of the Anzacs on the Western Front from 1916 to 1918.

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2007 Book Category Winners

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2006 ABIA Winners

2006 Book of the Year

  • ABIA 2006 Book of the Year winner ABIA 2006 Book of the Year author, Kate Grenville

    Inspired by research into her own family history, Kate Grenville vividly creates the reality of settler life, its longings, dangers and dilemmas.

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2005 ABIA Winners

2005 Book of the Year

2005 Book Category Winners

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2004 ABIA Winners

2004 Book of the Year

2004 Book Category Winners

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2003 ABIA Winners

2003 Book of the Year

2003 Book Category Winners

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2002 ABIA Winners

2002 Book of the Year

2002 Book Category Winners

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2001 ABIA Winners

2001 Book of the Year

  • ABIA 2001 Book of the Year winner ABIA 2001 Book of the Year author, Bradley Trevor Greive

    The Blue Day Book is a wonderful collection of amusing and poignant animal photos and inspirational text, designed to lift the spirits of anyone who's got the blues.

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2001 Book Category Winners

2001 Industry Award Winners