The ABIA Shortlists 2021

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 shortlisted:

Book of the Year for Older Children (13+ years):
Aurora Burning by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristof
Future Girl by Asphyxia
The Left-Handed Booksellers of London by Garth Nix

Biography Book of the Year:
Truganini by Cassandra Pybus

Matt Richell Award for New Writer of the Year:
A Lonely Girl is a Dangerous Thing by Jessie Tu
The Morbids by Ewa Ramsey

General Fiction Book of the Year:
The Morbids by Ewa Ramsey

Audio Book of the Year:
Honeybee by Craig Silvey, narrated by Harvey Zielinsky (Wavesound)

Literary Fiction Book of the Year:
A Lonely Girl is a Dangerous Thing by Jessie Tu
Honeybee by Craig Silvey

Illustrated Book of the Year:
In Praise of Veg by Alice Zaslavsky (Murdoch Books)

The winners will be announced at the Australian Book Industry Awards (ABIA) on Wednesday 28 April 2021 at Carriageworks, in association with the Sydney Writers’ Festival.

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

The Left-Handed Booksellers of London

by Garth Nix

From the bestselling author of Angel Mage, this new fantasy adventure set in 1980s London follows one girl's quest to find her father, leading her to a secret society of magical fighting booksellers who police the mythical Old World when it disastrously intrudes into the modern world.

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Future Girl

by Asphyxia

Future Girl explores what it means to come of age as a Deaf teenager, against the backdrop of a near-future Melbourne on the brink of environmental catastrophe.

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Honeybee

by Craig Silvey

The highly anticipated new novel by the bestselling author of Jasper Jones.

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The Morbids

by Ewa Ramsey

Heart-wrenching, heartwarming and ultimately uplifting--a story about the power of a little kindness.

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A Lonely Girl is a Dangerous Thing

by Jessie Tu

Growing up is always hard, but especially when so many think you're a washed-up has-been at twenty-two.

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Aurora Burning: The Aurora Cycle 2

by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff

The ferociously hot sequel to the international bestseller Aurora Rising, which sees the return of Squad 312 in an explosive battle to save the galaxy. By the award-winning authors of the Illuminae Files.

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Truganini

by Cassandra Pybus

The haunting story of an extraordinary Aboriginal woman.

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