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‘The Birdman’s Wife’ wins ABA Booksellers Choice Award; booksellers of the year announced

Melissa Ashley’s The Birdman’s Wife (Affirm) has won the Australian Booksellers Association (ABA) Booksellers Choice Award at the 2017 ABA conference awards night, held in Melbourne on 19 June.

Ashley’s novel was chosen from a shortlist of six. The Booksellers Choice Award recognises Australian new-release titles that booksellers most enjoyed reading, marketing and handselling during the past year.

Also announced on the evening were the recipients of the Bookseller and Young Bookseller of the Year awards. Sarah Deasy from Avid Reader was named Young Bookseller of the Year; and Catherine Schulz from Fullers Bookshop was named Bookseller of the Year. Athina Clarke from Readings was awarded the Elizabeth Riley Fellowship for Children’s Bookselling.

For the full list of finalists for both Young Bookseller and Bookseller of the Year, click here.


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