Readings wins Independent Book Retailer of the Year 2018

The winners of the annual Australian Book Industry Awards (ABIAs) were announced last night and Readings is honoured to have won this year’s Independent Book Retailer of the Year award!

Managing Director Mark Rubbo says: ‘We are of course thrilled, and the award is a great tribute to our wonderful staff, but it would not be possible without the wonderful community of readers, authors, publishers and booksellers who, together, make the Australian book industry so special and unique.’

Below is a full list of winners from the night. Our congratulations to the winning authors, illustrators, publishers and booksellers.


2018 ABIA BOOK AWARD WINNERS


Gold ABIA for Book of the Year:
Nevermoor: The Trials of Morrigan Crow by Jessica Townsend

Biography Book of the Year:
Working Class Man by Jimmy Barnes

General Fiction Book of the Year:
The Secrets She Keeps by Michael Robotham

General Non-fiction Book of the Year:
The Trauma Cleaner by Sarah Krasnostein

Literary Fiction Book of the Year:
See What I Have Done by Sarah Schmidt

Illustrated Book of the Year:
Maggie’s Recipe for Life by Maggie Beer & Professor Ralph Martin

International Book of the Year:
Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls by Elena Favilli & Francesa Cavallo

Small Publishers’ Adult Book of the Year:
The Australian Bird Guide by Peter Menkhorst, Danny Rogers, Rohan Clarke, Jeff Davies, Peter Marsack & Kim Franklin

Small Publishers’ Children’s Book of the Year:
It’s OK to Feel the Way You Do by Josh Langley

Matt Richell Award for New Writer of the Year, presented by Simpsons Solicitors:
Nevermoor: The Trials of Morrigan Crow by Jessica Townsend

Book of the Year Older Children (age range 8 to 14 years):
Begin, End, Begin edited by Danielle Binks

Book of the Year for Younger Children (age range 0 to 8 years):
Nevermoor: The Trials of Morrigan Crow by Jessica Townsend

Audiobook of the Year:
The 91-Storey Treehouse written & illustrated by Andy Griffiths & Terry Denton, narrated by Stig Weymss


2018 ABIA BUSINESS AWARD WINNERS


Independent Book Retailer of the Year:
Readings

National Book Retailer of the Year:
Dymocks

Publisher of the Year:
HarperCollins Publishers

Small Publisher of the Year:
Thames & Hudson

Rising Star of the Year
Shalini Kunahlan (Marketing Manager, Text Publishing)


2018 ABIA HALL OF FAME


Lloyd O’Neil Award for Service to the Australian Book Industry:
Suzy Wilson (owner of Brisbane’s Riverbend Books and founder of the Indigenous Literary Foundation)

Pixie O’Harris Award for Outstanding Commitment to Children’s Literature:
Jane Covernton (former owner and publisher of Working Title Press)


You can read more about this year’s awards here.

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