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Kitty Flanagan wins inaugural Favourite Australian Book award

Kitty Flanagan has won Booktopia’s inaugural $5000 Favourite Australian Book award, for her book 488 Rules for Life (A&U).

The award, which replaces Booktopia’s annual Australia’s Favourite Author poll, was determined by an online poll open to the public. Flanagan’s book received the most votes, ahead of Rachael Johns’ Just One Wish (HQ Fiction) and the young adult edition of Heather Morris’s The Tattooist of Auschwitz (Echo).

Published in October 2019, Flanagan’s book had sold 99,500 copies by the years’ end, according to Allen & Unwin group sales and marketing director Jim Demetriou.

Booktopia said over 52,000 votes were cast in the poll. To see the top 50 titles, click here.


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