2020 Aurealis Awards Shortlist


We are pleased to announce that 13 of our titles have been shortlisted for the 2020 Aurealis Awards! And not only that, we are thrilled that all 6 shortlisted titles in the Best Young Adult Novel category are published by Allen & Unwin!

BEST CHILDREN'S FICTION
Across the Risen Sea by Bren MacDibble
The Chicken’s Curse by Frances Watts
Hodgepodge: How to Make a Pet Monster 1 by Lili Wilkinson, illustrated by Dustin Spence
Her Perilous Mansion by Sean Williams

BEST YOUNG ADULT NOVEL
Future Girl by Asphyxia
Aurora Burning: The Aurora Cycle 2 by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff
Truel1f3: Lifel1k3 3 by Jay Kristoff
The Left-Handed Booksellers of London by Garth Nix
The Erasure Initiative by Lili Wilkinson

BEST HORROR NOVEL
None Shall Sleep by Ellie Marney

BEST FANTASY NOVEL
The Left-Handed Booksellers of London by Garth Nix
The Vanishing Deep by Astrid Scholte

BEST SCIENCE FICTION NOVEL 
Aurora Burning: Aurora Cycle 2 by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff
Fauna by Donna Mazza

The winners will be announced later this year.

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

Across the Risen Sea

by Bren MacDibble

Across the Risen Sea is an action-packed, compelling and heartfelt middle-fiction adventure, set in a post-climate change landscape, from the multi-award winning author of How to Bee.

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The Chicken's Curse

by Frances Watts

The amusing adventures of a runaway boy and girl, and a delightfully self-obsessed sacred chicken, by the bestselling author of Kisses for Daddy.

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Hodgepodge: How to Make a Pet Monster 1

by Lili Wilkinson, illustrated by Dustin Spence

A fantastically readable, gloriously funny and highly collectable new junior fiction series.

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Her Perilous Mansion

by Sean Williams

Perfectly pitched standalone middle grade fantasy - exciting, intriguing and thoroughly satisfying.

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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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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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The Other Side of the Sky

by Amie Kaufman and Meagan Spooner

A magnetic and addictive tale of star-crossed love, inexplicable magic and an impossible choice. Science and faith collide in this tale of magic, destiny and the changing truths found through love by the award-winning authors of the bestselling Starbound trilogy.

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Truel1f3: Lifel1k3 3 (Truelife: Lifelike 3)

by Jay Kristoff

From the bestselling co-author of the Illuminae Files comes the thrilling conclusion to the award-winning LIFEL1K3 trilogy.

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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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The Erasure Initiative

by Lili Wilkinson

A brilliant psychological thriller from one of Australia's finest YA authors.

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None Shall Sleep

by Ellie Marney

A riveting New York Times bestselling YA thriller that will keep readers on the edge of their seats from start to finish.

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The Vanishing Deep

by Astrid Scholte

Astrid Scholte, bestselling author of Four Dead Queens, brings fans a thrilling new standalone YA fantasy where the dead can be revived…for a price.

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Fauna

by Donna Mazza

A compelling near-future literary novel, psychological thriller and family drama.

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