This year, we are thrilled and honoured to have books nominated across seven categories for the 2022 ABIAs.
We are so proud of our incredible authors, illustrators and narrators for making the shortlist!.
The ABIA Academy, comprising more than 250 publishers, booksellers, agents, media and industry representatives, has selected the shortlists from books published over the past calendar year, across 13 categories. The winners will be announced at the publishing industry’s red-carpet Awards night, to be held on Thursday, 9 June at the International Convention Centre (ICC) Sydney. Find out more about the prize and the other nominees here.
Here are the books we have nominated:
Audiobook of the Year
Devotion, Hannah Kent; narrated by Emily Wheaton
Book of the Year for Younger Children (ages 7–12)
Exit Through the Gift Shop, Maryam Master, illustrated by Astred Hicks
General Fiction Book of the Year
The Younger Wife, Sally Hepworth
Apples Never Fall, Liane Moriarty
General Non-Fiction Book of the Year
Literary Fiction Book of the Year
Devotion, Hannah Kent
The Matt Richell Award for New Writer of the Year
The Mother Wound, Amani Haydar
Best of luck to all those nominated!