Winners of the Australian Book Industry Awards 2017

The winners of the 17th annual Australian Book Industry Awards (ABIAs) were announced in Sydney last night.

Australian Publishers Association (APA) CEO, Michael Gordon Smith says: ‘The ABIAs recognise excellence across the book industry, uniting authors, publishers and retailers in celebration of our collective passion for sharing stories and ideas.’

We are thrilled and honoured to have won this year’s Independent Book Retailer of the Year award together with Sydney’s Potts Point Bookshop! In their joint speech, Readings' Managing Director Mark Rubbo and Potts Point owner Anna Low urged everyone to support the Indigenous Literacy Foundation.

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


2017 ABIA BOOK AWARD WINNERS


Gold ABIA for Book of the Year:
The Dry by Jane Harper (Macmillan Australia, Pan Macmillan Australia)

Biography Book of the Year:
Working Class Boy by Jimmy Barnes (HarperCollins, HarperCollins Publishers)

Audiobook of the Year:
The 78-Storey Treehouse by Andy Griffiths & Terry Denton (Narrator: Stig Wemyss) (Bolinda audio, Bolinda Publishing)

Book of the Year for Younger Children (age range 0 to 8 years):
The 78 Storey Treehouse by Andy Griffiths & Terry Denton (Pan Australia, Pan Macmillan Australia)

Book of the Year Older Children (age range 8 to 14 years):
The Bone Sparrow by Zana Fraillon (Lothian, Hachette Australia)

General Fiction Book of the Year, presented by The Australian Women’s Weekly:
The Dry by Jane Harper (Macmillan Australia, Pan Macmillan Australia)

General Non-fiction Book of the Year:
The Road to Ruin: How Tony Abbott & Peta Credlin destroyed their own Government by Niki Savva (Scribe Publications)

Illustrated Book of the Year:
Penguin Bloom by Cameron Bloom & Bradley Trevor Greive (ABC Books, HarperCollins Publishers)

International Book of the Year, presented by Audible:
Commonwealth by Ann Patchett (Bloomsbury Publishing, Bloomsbury)

Literary Fiction Book of the Year:
The Last Painting of Sara de Vos by Dominic Smith (Allen & Unwin, Allen & Unwin)

Matt Richell Award for New Writer of the Year, presented by Simpsons Solicitors:
Fight Like a Girl by Clementine Ford (Allen & Unwin, Allen & Unwin)

Small Publishers’ Children’s Book of the Year:
My Sister is a Super Hero by Damon Young & Peter Carnavas (University of Queensland Press)

Small Publishers’ Adult Book of the Year:
The Australian Native Bee Book by Tim Heard (Sugarbag Bees)


2017 ABIA BUSINESS AWARD WINNERS


Independent Book Retailer of the Year:
Readings and Potts Points Bookshop

National Book Retailer of the Year:
Booktopia

Publisher of the Year:
Pan Macmillan Australia

Small Publisher of the Year:
NewSouth Publishing


2017 ABIA HALL OF FAME


Lloyd O’Neil Award for Service to the Australian Book Industry:
Di Morrissey

Pixie O’Harris Award for Outstanding Commitment to Children’s Literature:
Margaret Connolly


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

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