Exit Through the Gift Shop by Maryam Master, illustrated and designed by Astred Hicks, and Preserving the Italian Way by Pietro Demaio, designed by Evi O Studio, Evi O, Nicole Ho & Kait Polkinghorne, have been shortlisted for the prestigious Australian Book Designers Association (ABDA) Awards 2022.
About the Award
For more than 64 years the Australian Book Design Awards have celebrated the bravest, most beautiful and most original books published in Australia. Making it the longest-running design awards in Australia. The winners will be announced on Sunday, 12 June at the ABA conference gala dinner and awards night in Sydney.
About the Books
Anahita Rosalind Ghorban-Galaszczuk (yes, that really is her name but you can call her Ana) is discovering that life is absurd. As if dying of cancer at the age of 12.5 isn’t bad enough, she still has to endure daily insults from her nemesis, Alyssa (Queen Mean) Anderson.
Ana’s on a wild roller-coaster of life and death, kindness and cruelty, ordinary and extraordinary.
And she’s got a few things to do before she exits . . .
SHORTLISTED FOR THE CBCA BOOK OF THE YEAR FOR YOUNGER READERS 2022
SHORTLISTED FOR THE AUSTRALIAN BOOK DESIGN AWARDS 2022 BEST DESIGNED CHILDREN’S FICTION BOOK
LONGLISTED FOR THE ABIA BOOK OF THE YEAR FOR YOUNGER CHILDREN (AGES 7-12) 2022
HIGHLY COMMENDED FOR NSW PREMIER’S LITERARY AWARDS THE PATRICIA WRIGHTSON PRIZE FOR CHILDREN’S LITERATURE 2022
WINNER OF THE FOREVABILITY BOOK AWARDS SPECIAL MENTION AWARD 2021
First published in 2008 and with more than 45,000 copies sold, Preserving the Italian Way is essential reading for anyone who wants to preserve their own food, reduce food waste and help keep cultural traditions alive.
Pietro Demaio has meticulously collected family recipes handed down for generations from nonne and nonni all around Italy. Including how to preserve vegetables and fish in oil, vinegar or salt, how to make cheese, cure meats and dry herbs, and traditional methods for making bread, wine and liqueurs, this is the ultimate recipe collection for preserving enthusiasts.