The ABIA Book shortlists 2019

The Australian Book Industry Awards Academy has announced the ABIA Book shortlists for 2019.

Congratulations to all the authors, illustrators, narrators, and publishers.

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 Audiobook of the year

The Rising Star of the year

  • Alice Wood (Campaign Manager, HarperCollins)
  • Catriona Murdie (Senior Editor – Young Readers, Penguin Random House)
  • Ella Chapman (Head of Marketing Communications, Hachette)
  • Mark Campbell (Head of Design, HarperCollins)
  • Sam Cooney (Publisher, Brow Books)

The ABIA winners will be announced at a ceremony at the Sydney International Convention Centre on 2 May. Find out more about the ABIA Book awards here.

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