News & Reviews

2020 ABIA Award Winners

14 May 2020 News & Reviews

Congratulations to all the writers, artists, publishers and fellow booksellers who took out an Australian Book Industry Award last night.


Lloyd O’Neil Award for Service to the Australian Book Industry:
Helen Garner

Pixie O’Harris Award for Outstanding Commitment to Children’s Literature:
Erica Wagner

ABIA Book of the Year:

Bluey: The Beach

General fiction book of the year:

Bruny by Heather Rose

Literary fiction book of the year:

The Weekend by Charlotte Wood

International book of the year:

The Testaments Margaret Atwood

General Non-Fiction:

488 Rules for Life – Kitty Flanagan

Illustrated book of the Year:

The Whole Fish Cookbook – Josh Niland

Audiobook of the year:

No Friend but the Mountains – Behrouz Boochani

Book of the Year (older children):

Welcome to your Period – Yumi Stynes

Book of the Year (younger children):

117 Storey Treehouse – Andy Griffiths and Terry Denton

Children’s Picture Book of the Year:

Bluey: The Beach 

Biography of the Year:

When All Is Said and Done – Neal Daniher

Small publishers’ adult book of the year:

Sand Talk by Tyson Yunkaporta

Small publishers’ children’s book of the year:

Love Your Body by Jessica Sanders & Carol Rossetti

The Matt Richell award for new writer of the year:

Your Own Kind of Girl by Clare Bowditch


Book Retailer of the Year:

Readings Books

Bookshop of the Year:

Books Kinokuniya

Publisher of the Year:

Allen & Unwin

Small Publisher of the Year:

Magabala Books

Rising Star of the Year

Hazel Lam

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Avalon 2107

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