The ABIA Book longlists 2019

The longlists for the 2019 Australian Book Industry Awards (ABIAs) have been announced. The ABIAs celebrate the best books of the year, as judged by Australian book industry members.

The titles in each category are…

General fiction book of the year

Literary fiction book of the year

General nonfiction book of the year

Biography book of the year

Book of the year for older children (ages 13+)

Book of the year for younger children (ages 7-13)

Children’s picture book of the year (ages 0-6)

Illustrated book of the year

International book of the year

Small publishers’ adult book of the year

Small publishers’ children’s book of the year

The Matt Richell award for new writer of the year

The 2019 shortlists will be announced on 11 April, with the winners to be announced at a ceremony at the Sydney International Convention Centre on 2 May. For more information, please visit the ABIA website.

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