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ABIA 2020 winners!

May 13, 2020

See the winning Pan Macmillan books for the 2020 ABIAs

The Australian Book Industry Awards held its ceremony via YouTube. We are very proud of our four shortlisted titles. What a joyful surprise it was to find that three of these incredible books won their categories!

Pan Macmillan would also like to congratulate our author Helen Garner on receiving one of two ABIA 2020 Hall of Fame Awards. Helen received the Lloyd O’Neill Award in 2020 for outstanding contribution to the industry.

When All is Said & Done by Neale Daniher – Best Biography Book of the Year

Neale Daniher sat down to pen a letter to the grandchildren he’ll never get to know. And then he kept on writing…

In 2013, the AFL legend was diagnosed with Motor Neurone Disease – a cruel and incurable condition. When All is Said & Done is a book of stories and wisdom from a man who has always held his beliefs to the Bunsen burner of life. Neale is unflinchingly honest, sharing a timely reminder that, even though life doesn’t promise to be fair, we all have the power to choose how to make our time on this earth matter.

Read a preview of this incredible, inspirational book here.

The 117-Storey Treehouse by Andy Griffiths & Terry Denton – Book of the Year for Younger Children

Andy and Terry’s amazing treehouse now has 13 new storeys, including a tiny-horse level, a pyjama-party room, an Underpants Museum, a photo-bombing booth, a waiting room, a Door of Doom, a circus, a giant-fighting-robot arena, a traffic school, a water-ski park filled with flesh-eating piranhas and a treehouse visitor centre with a 24-hour information desk, a penguin-powered flying treehouse tour bus and a gift shop.


No Friend But the Mountains by Behrouz Boochani – Audiobook of the Year

In 2013, Kurdish journalist Behrouz Boochani was illegally detained on Manus Island. This book is the result. Laboriously tapped out on a mobile phone and translated from the Farsi. It is a voice of witness, an act of survival. A lyric firsthand account. A cry of resistance. A vivid portrait through five years of incarceration and exile.



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