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2019 Winners Announced

2 May 2019

Congratulations to all ABIA winners for 2019…

With special thanks to our sponsors

Book of the Year 2019

Boy Swallows Universe – Trent Dalton (HarperCollins Australia)

Small Publisher of the Year

Affirm Press

An honourable mention was made by the judges to Magabala Books.

 

Publisher of the Year 2019

Pan Macmillan Australia

Biography Book of the Year

Proudly sponsored by Borrow Box 

Eggshell Skull, Bri Lee (Allen & Unwin)

 

Book of the Year for Older Children (ages 13+)

Jane Doe and the Cradle of all Worlds, Jeremy Lachlan (Hardie Grant Egmont)

Audiobook of the Year

Boy Swallows Universe, Trent Dalton read by Stig Wemyss (HarperAudio with production by Bolinda)

 

An honourable mention was made by the judges to Growing Up Aboriginal in Australia (Wavesound). Originally published by Black Inc. Books. 

 

 

Book of the Year for Younger Children (ages 7-12)

The 104-Storey Treehouse, Andy Griffiths and Terry Denton (Pan Macmillan Australia)

 

Children’s Picture Book of the Year (ages 0-6)

All the Ways to be Smart, Davina Bell and Alison Colpoys (Scribble Kids Books)

 

General Fiction Book of the Year

Proudly Sponsored by Better Reading 

The Lost Flowers of Alice Hart, Holly Ringland (HarperCollins Australia)

 

General Non-Fiction Book of the Year

Proudly Sponsored by the Copyright Agency

No Friend But The Mountains: Writing From Manus Prison, Behrooz Boochani trans. by Omid Tofighian (Pan Macmillan Australia)

 

An honourable mention was made by the judges to Any Ordinary Day, by Leigh Sales, published by Penguin Random House.

 

 

Illustrated Book of the Year

Family: New Vegetable Classics To Comfort and Nourish, Hetty McKinnon (Pan Macmillan Australia)

 

International Book of the Year

Less, Andrew Sean Greer (Hachette Australia)

 

Literary Fiction Book of the Year

Boy Swallows Universe, Trent Dalton (HarperCollins Australia)

 

Small Publishers’ Adult Book of the Year

Growing Up Aboriginal in Australia, ed. by Anita Heiss (Black Inc. Books)

 

Small Publishers’ Children’s Book of the Year

Whisper, Lynette Noni (Pantera Press)

 

The Matt Richell Award for New Writer of the Year

Proudly sponsored by Simpsons Solicitors 

Boy Swallows Universe, Trent Dalton (HarperCollins Australia)

 

Business Award for Industry Rising Star

Proudly supported by McPherson’s

Ella Chapman, Hachette Australia

 

National Book Retailer of the Year

Booktopia

 

Independent Book Retailer of the Year

Mary Martin Bookshop

 

Contact

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

Address

60/89 Jones Street, Ultimo NSW 2007

Phone

0292819788

Email

abia@publishers.asn.au