19 Mar 2021

Meet ABIA committee member, Sally Wilson

Heya Sally, so what’s your life story in a nutshell? I’m born and bred in Brisbane, where I grew up reading everything I could get my hands on. I have fond memories of visiting my local library every week and raiding my parents’ bookshelves – I probably read some quite inappropriate books (think 80s hits […]

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16 Mar 2021
portrait of Gillian Haines under a arch made of books

ABIA extraordinaire, meet Gillian Haines

Tell us a bit about yourself! I was born in Sydney but grew up in Hobart. My husband and I moved back to Sydney for better job opportunities in 2015 and after five years of being assaulted by cockroaches and the heat we fled back to Tasmania just in time to work remotely in 2020. […]

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2 Mar 2021

Audiobook award nominations open

Creators of audiobooks, it is your turn. SUBMISSIONS FOR AUDIOBOOK AWARDS ARE NOW OPEN  This award is for audiobooks originating in Australia using Australian books by Australian authors and published in the calendar year 2020. There is no limit to the number of nominations that can be made.  Login or Register now to start your […]

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22 Feb 2021
A picture of Isabel, one of the ABIA2021 team

Isabel Staas – ABIA committee member

Tell us a bit about yourself… I was born and raised in Sydney and have been working in publishing for almost twelve years now.  When I’m not working, I am usually found paddling around at Malabar beach or Boy Charlton Pool, or (when the borders were open) strolling around Rome, nibbling on Picchiapò and Porchetta sandwiches.  […]

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19 Feb 2021

ABIA 2021 Longlist

Congratulations and thanks to everyone involved so far! This longlist introduces the titles, publishers and authors in the running for the 2021 ABIAs. The ABIA Academy — a group of more than 250 publishers, booksellers, agents, media and industry representatives —  have selected and voted for books published in 2020 across 12 categories.   The ABIAs […]

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