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The 2022 ABIA winners have been announced!

The 2022 ABIA winners have been announced!

The winners of the 2022 Australian Book Industry Awards (ABIA) have been announced.

The Awards celebrate the creativity, skill and dedication of authors and publishers in brining Australian books to readers.

The winners are chose through a process of selection, first by the ABIA Academy which comprises over 250 industry representatives, and then shortlist and winners are selected by their judging panels.

Watch the 2022 ABIA awards ceremony here:


Check out the list of winners here:

ABIA book of the year

Love & Virtue (Diana Reid, Ultimo)

General fiction book of the year

Before You Knew My Name (Jacqueline Bublitz, A&U)

Literary fiction book of the year

Love & Virtue (Diana Reid, Ultimo)

General nonfiction book of the year

She’s on the Money (Victoria Devine, Penguin Life)

Biography book of the year

My Adventurous Life (Dick Smith, A&U)

Book of the year for older children (ages 13+)

The Prison Healer (Lynette Noni, Penguin)

Book of the year for younger children (ages 7–12) 

The First Scientists: Deadly inventions and innovations from Australia’s First Peoples (Corey Tutt, Hardie Grant Explore)

Children’s picture book of the year (ages 0–6)

Somebody’s Land: Welcome to our Country (Adam Goodes & Ellie Laing, illus by David Hardy, A&U)

Illustrated book of the year 

Everything I Love to Cook (Neil Perry, Murdoch Books)

International book of the year

The Storyteller (Dave Grohl, S&S)

Small publishers’ adult book of the year

Dropbear (Evelyn Araluen, UQP)

Small publishers’ children’s book of the year

The Edge of Thirteen (Nova Weetman, UQP)

Audiobook of the year

Devotion (Hannah Kent, narrated by Emily Wheaton, Pan Macmillan)

The Matt Richell award for new writer of the year

The Mother Wound (Amani Haydar, Macmillan)

Book retailer of the year

Harry Hartog Bookseller

Bookshop of the year

Avenue Bookstore Albert Park

Publisher of the year

Penguin Random House Australia

Small publisher of the year

University of Queensland Press

Rising Star award

Emily Hart (Hardie Grant).


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