The ABIA Winners 2022

We are delighted to announce that the following titles have won their category in the 2022 ABIA Awards!

Children’s Picture Book of the Year:
Somebody’s Land: Welcome to Our Country by Adam Goodes and Ellie Laing, illustrated by David Hardy

General Fiction Book of the Year:
Before You Knew My Name by Jacqueline Bublitz

Biography Book of the Year:
My Adventurous Life by Dick Smith

Illustrated Book of the Year:
Everything I Love to Cook by Neil Perry (Murdoch Books)

The Boy from the Mish by Gary Lonesborough also received special mention as Highly Commended in the Book of the Year for Older Children.

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

My Adventurous Life

by Dick Smith

Entrepreneur, adventurer, philanthropist ... Australian icon Dick Smith shares his extraordinary life story for the first time.

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Somebody's Land: Welcome to Our Country

by Adam Goodes and Ellie Laing, illustrated by David Hardy

An accessible picture book for young children that introduces First Nations history and the term 'terra nullius' to a general audience, from Australian of the Year, community leader and anti-racism advocate Adam Goodes and political adviser and former journalist Ellie Laing, with artwork by Barkindji illustrator David Hardy.

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Before You Knew My Name

by Jacqueline Bublitz

An extraordinary, unputdownable debut novel exploring trauma, connection, and our cultural obsession with dead girls.

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The Boy from the Mish

by Gary Lonesborough

A funny and heartwarming queer Indigenous YA novel, set in a rural Australian community, about seventeen-year-old Jackson finding the courage to explore who he is, even if it scares him.

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