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Three Pan Macmillan authors longlisted for 2020 ABA Booksellers’ Choice Awards

May 25, 2020

Three Pan Macmillan authors longlisted for 2020 ABA Booksellers’ Choice Awards

The longlists for the Australian Booksellers Association’s (ABA) 2020 Booksellers’ Choice Book of the Year Awards have been announced. This year marks the first time awards will be given in three categories: adult fiction, non-fiction and children’s books. Pan Macmillan is thrilled to announce the nomination of three of our authors, one in every category!

Congratulations to Lucy Treloar, Neale Daniher and Eddie Woo for their nominations! Read more about their nominated titles in anticipation for the shortlist announcement on June 2.

Wolfe Island

When All is Said & Done

Woo's Wonderful World of Maths


Wolfe Island by Lucy Treloar – Nominated for the Neilson Adult Fiction Book of the Year 

Wolfe Island is a contemporary fiction novel that follows Kitty Hawke. Kitty is an older woman and the last inhabitant of an island that is almost completely submerged beneath the Chesapeake Bay. Kitty has resigned herself alongside the sinking island. That is until her heavily pregnant granddaughter arrives announced on the island seeking refuge.

This incredible piece of eco-fiction is a startlingly reminder about the precarious nature of the earth and of our relationships with one another. This richly imagined parable was recently shortlisted for the 2020 ABIA Literary Fiction Book of the Year.

When All is Said & Done by  Neale Daniher – Nominated for Booksellers’ Choice Adult Non-Fiction

Neale Daniher is an Australian AFL legend who co-started FightMND, an organisation that has provided $40 million of funding to research in Motor Neurone Disease (MND). When Neale was diagnosed with MND in 2013, he sat down to write a letter to the grandchildren he’d never meet… and then kept writing.

When All is Said & Done is a bestselling biography featuring Neale’s hard-earned wisdom about life. His lessons teach us about strength, resilience, humility and how to appreciate your time on earth. However long that may be.

Watch Neale talk about some of his life lessons here.

Woo’s Wonderful World of Maths by Eddie Woo – Nominated for Kids’ Reading Guide Children’s Book of the Year

With enthusiasm, humour and heart, Eddie Woo shows how card tricks, conspiracy theories, teacups, killer butterflies, music, lightning and so much more illuminate the spellbinding world of maths that surrounds us.

To introduce your little one to the really, truly wonderful world of Eddie Woo, check out some free activities from his new book, Eddie Woo’s Magical Maths here.

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