The ABIA Shortlists 2019

We are delighted to announce that the following titles have been shortlisted for the 2019 ABIA Awards!

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

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

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

General Fiction Book of the Year:
Scrublands by Chris Hammer

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

The winners will be announced 2nd May.

The rest of the shortlists 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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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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Scrublands

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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Teacher

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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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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