The ABIA Longlists 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 longlisted:

Children’s Picture Book of the Year:
Aunty’s Wedding by Miranda Tapsell and Joshua Tyler, illustrated by Samantha Fry

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
A Repurposed Life by Ronni Kahn with Jessica Chapnik Kahn (Murdoch Books)

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
Trust by Chris Hammer

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

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

The shortlists will be announced 12 April.

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

Infinite Splendours

by Sofie Laguna

The incandescent new novel from the acclaimed Miles Franklin winner author of The Eye of the Sheep and The Choke.

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Trust

by Chris Hammer

The gripping new Martin Scarsden novel.

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The Left-Handed Booksellers of London

by Garth Nix

From the bestselling author of Angel Mage, this ABIA winner 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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Aunty's Wedding

by Miranda Tapsell, Joshua Tyler and Samantha Fry

A Tiwi-Island girl prepares for Aunty's wedding with help from her maningawu in this vibrant picture book by the popular actor and writers of Top End Wedding and the highly acclaimed illustrator of Alfred's War.

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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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