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Booksellers’ Choice 2021 Book of the Year Awards shortlists announced

The shortlists for the Australian Booksellers Association’s (ABA) 2021 Booksellers’ Choice Book of the Year Awards have been announced.

The shortlisted titles for the 2021 awards are:

 Adult Fiction Book of the Year

  • All Our Shimmering Skies (Trent Dalton, Fourth Estate)
  • The Survivors (Jane Harper, Macmillan)
  • Sorrow and Bliss (Meg Mason, Fourth Estate)
  • Honeybee (Craig Silvey, A&U)
  • Song of the Crocodile (Nardi Simpson, Hachette)
  • The Dictionary of Lost Words (Pip Williams, Affirm Press)

Adult Nonfiction Book of the Year

  • Phosphorescence (Julia Baird, Fourth Estate)
  • Stalin’s Wine Cellar (John Baker & Nick Place, Viking)
  • The Happiest Man on Earth (Eddie Jaku, Macmillan)
  • Women and Leadership: Real lives, real lessons (Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala & Julia Gillard, Vintage)
  • Beatrix Bakes (Natalie Paull, Hardie Grant Books)
  • In Praise of Veg (Alice Zaslavsky, Murdoch Books)

Children’s Book of the Year

  • Illustrated Encyclopedia of Dangerous Animals (Sami Bayly, Lothian)
  • The Year The Maps Changed (Danielle Binks, Lothian)
  • Sing Me The Summer (Jane Goodwin & Alison Lester, Affirm)
  • The Grandest Bookshop in the World (Amelia Mellor, Affirm)
  • We Are Wolves (Katrina Nannestad, ABC Books)
  • The Left-Handed Booksellers of London (Garth Nix, A&U).

The Booksellers’ Choice 2021 Book of the Year Awards recognise the titles that booksellers most enjoyed reading and hand-selling during 2020.

The winners will be announced on Sunday, 20 June at the ABA Annual Conference.

Nominations for the Booksellers Choice Bookseller and Young Bookseller of the Year awards are now open. See the ABA website for more details.


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