The ABIA Longlists 2019

The Australian Book Industry Awards showcase the talent and diversity of what is the 14th largest publishing industry in the world, and we are delighted to announce that several of our titles have been longlisted:

Book of the Year for Younger Children (7-12 years):
Lenny's Book of Everything by Karen Foxlee

Book of the Year for Older Children (13+ years):
Catching Teller Crow by Ambelin Kwaymullina and Ezekiel Kwaymullina
Tales from the Inner City by Shaun Tan

Biography Book of the Year:
Eggshell Skull by Bri Lee
Teacher by Gabbie Stroud

Matt Richell Award for New Writer of the Year:
Eggshell Skull by Bri Lee
Teacher by Gabbie Stroud

General Non-fiction Book of the Year:
Boys Will Be Boys by Clementine Ford

General Fiction Book of the Year:
Scrublands by Chris Hammer

International Book of the Year:
Milkman by Anna Burns
Normal People by Sally Rooney

Illustrated Book of the Year:
Special Guest by Annabel Crabb & Wendy Sharpe (Murdoch Books)

The shortlists will be announced 11 April.

The rest of the longlists and more information can be found here.

Lenny's Book of Everything

by Karen Foxlee

Our mother had a dark heart feeling. Lenny's younger brother has a rare form of gigantism and while Lenny's fiercely protective, it isn't always easy being the sister of 'the giant'. A book about finding good in the bad that will break your heart while raising your spirits in the way that only a classic novel can.

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Boys Will Be Boys

by Clementine Ford

The incendiary new book about toxic masculinity and misogyny from Clementine Ford, author of the best-selling feminist manifesto, Fight Like A Girl.

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Tales from the Inner City

by Shaun Tan

A stunning companion to Tales from Outer Suburbia, this collection of illustrated short stories is sure to delight Shaun Tan fans of all ages.

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Normal People

by Sally Rooney

2018 Costa Novel Award winner and longlisted for the 2018 Man Booker Prize: The feverishly anticipated second novel from the young author of 2017's most acclaimed debut Conversations with Friends.

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Catching Teller Crow

by Ambelin Kwaymullina and Ezekiel Kwaymullina

A totally addictive ghost story, crime story and thriller, told half in prose and half in verse, from two of the most exciting Aboriginal voices in Australia.

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by Chris Hammer

Set in a fictional Riverina town at the height of a devastating drought, Scrublands is one of the most powerful, compelling and original crime novels to be written in Australia.

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by Gabbie Stroud

A powerful and moving memoir about how the current system is letting down children and parents, and breaking dedicated teachers. Devastating, heart-breaking, enraging.

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by Anna Burns

WINNER 2018 Man Booker Prize: This beautiful and painful novel by Orange Prize shortlisted Anna Burns blends shades of early Edna O'Brien with Eimear McBride's exquisite ability to capture voice.

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Eggshell Skull

by Bri Lee

'Scorching, self-scouring: a young woman finds her steel and learns to wield it' - Helen Garner

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