The 2024 Australian Book Industry Awards Winners

Book Brief | May 2024

The much-anticipated 2024 Australian Book Industry Awards (ABIAs) were presented on Thursday, 9 May at a star-studded event at Zinc in Fed Square in Melbourne.

 

Featuring some of the biggest names in the Australian book industry (which publishes more than 7,000 books annually), this year’s shortlists were a showcase of established luminaries and emerging talents. The 22 winners were selected by an experienced cohort of highly-respected publishers, booksellers, agents and media and industry representatives, with winning titles representing a significant contribution to its respective genre or category.

 

The Voice to Parliament by Thomas Mayo and Kerry O'Brien

ABIA Book of the Year
The Voice to Parliament Handbook by Thomas Mayo and Kerry O’Brien – Find out more

Audio Book of the Year
The Teacher’s Pet, written and narrated by Hedley Thomas – Find out more

Biography Book of the Year
Wifedom: Mrs Orwell’s Invisible Life by Anna Funder – Read an interview with the author – Listen to a podcast

Book of the Year for Older Children (ages 13+)
Welcome to Sex written by Melissa Kang and Yumi Stynes, illustrated by Jenny Latham – Find out more

Book of the Year for Younger Children (ages 7–12)
It’s the Sound of the Thing by Maxine Beneba Clarke – Read a book review

Children’s Picture Book of the Year (ages 0–6)
A Life Song written by Jane Godwin, illustrated Anna Walker

General Fiction Book of the Year
The Bookbinder of Jericho by Pip Williams – Read Good Reading reader’s book reviews – Read an interview with Pip Williams – 
Listen to a podcast

General Non-Fiction Book of the Year
The Voice to Parliament Handbook by Thomas Mayo &Kerry O’Brien – Find out more

Illustrated Book of the Year
Australian Abstract by Amber Creswell Bell – Find out more

International Book of the Year
Fourth Wing by Rebecca Yarros – Read a book review

Literary Fiction Book of the Year
Lola in the Mirror by Trent Dalton – Read an interview with the author 

Small Publishers’ Adult Book of the Year
Edenglassie by Melissa Lucashenko – Read a book review

Small Publishers’ Children’s Book of the Year
Artichoke to Zucchini: An alphabet of delicious things from around the world by Alice Oehr – Read a book review

Social Impact Book of the Year
The Voice to Parliament Handbook by Thomas Mayo &Kerry O’Brien – Find out more

The Matt Richell Award for New Writer of the Year
Green Dot by Madeleine Grey – Read a book review

 

MORE ABOUT THE AWARDS

The Awards are our way of saying hooray to the successes in making books and being in the book business. With 22 awards announced on the night, our winners are reviewed and chosen by our judging panels of industry professionals.

Find out more about the ABIZ Awards

 

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