Australian Book Industry Awards

Key Dates

ABIA Awards Night
Announcement of Book Awards Shortlist
Announcement of Rising Star, Lloyd O'Neil and Pixie O'Harris winners

Winners Announced!

Boy Swallows Universe wins an unprecedented four ABIAs.

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The Australian Book Industry Awards (ABIA) celebrate the achievements of authors and publishers in bringing Australian books to readers. The Awards are a way to say hooray to the successes in making books and being in the book business.

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3 May 2019

Critically Acclaimed Bestselling Debut Novel Named Book of the Year

Awards have been announced, winners toasted, writers celebrated, ample libations shouted, hangovers earned, and history made… Literally The Best Of, The 2019 Australian Book Industry Awards (ABIAs) were announced on Thursday 2 May at a red carpet Oscars-for-the-bookish event in the Grand Ballroom of Sydney’s International Convention Centre, hosted by musician and performer Casey Bennetto. The awards are judged by […]

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The Australian Book Industry Awards are an initiative of the
Australian Publishers Association.


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