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ABDA Awards 2022 shortlists announced

The shortlists for the 70th Australian Book Design Awards, presented by the Australian Book Designers Association (ABDA), have been announced.

Shortlists include:

Best designed commercial fiction cover

  • Catch Us the Foxes (Nicola West, S&S) designed by Sandy Cull
  • One Hundred Days (Alice Pung, Black Inc.) designed by Sandy Cull
  • The Speechwriter (Martin McKenzie-Murray, Scribe) designed by Nathan Burton
  • When Things Are Alive They Hum (Hannah Bent, Ultimo) designed by Alissa Dinallo

Best designed literary fiction cover

  • Everything All at Once (Ultimo) designed by George Saad
  • How Decent Folk Behave (Maxine Beneba Clarke, Hachette) designed by Allison Colpoys
  • How We Are Translated (Jessica Gaitán Johannesson, Scribe) designed by Allison Colpoys
  • In Moonland (Miles Allinson, Scribe) designed by Allison Colpoys

Best designed nonfiction cover

  • He. (Murray Bail, Text) designed by W H Chong
  • Muddy People (Sara El Sayed, Black Inc.) designed by Alissa Dinallo
  • New and Selected Poems (J S Harry, Giramondo) designed by Jenny Grigg
  • Sex, Lies and Question Time (Kate Ellis, Hardie Grant) designed by Ella Egidy

Best designed cookbook

  • 3D Munchies (Eli George, Smith Street) designed by George Saad
  • How Wild Things Are (Analiese Gregory, Hardie Grant) designed by Daniel New
  • Italian Street Food (Paola Bacchia, Smith Street) designed by George Saad
  • Preserving the Italian Way (Pietro Demaio, Plum) designed by Evi O Studio, Evi O, Nicole Ho & Kait Polkinghorne

Best designed children’s illustrated book

  • Arno and his Horse (Jane Godwin, illus by Felicita Sala, Scribble) designed by Miriam Rosenbloom
  • Day Break (Amy McQuire, illus by Matt Chun, Bright Light) designed by Pooja Desai
  • The Boy and the Elephant (Freya Blackwood, Angus & Robertson) designed by Hannah Janzen
  • You Two, You Two (Brooke Hill, illus by Elin Matilda, Wonderthink) designed by Belinda Hubball

Best designed children’s fiction book

  • Eliza Vanda’s Button Box (Emily Rodda, Angus & Robertson) designed by Hazel Lam & Jessica Cruickshank
  • Exit through the Gift Shop (Maryam Master, illus by Astrid Hicks, Pan) designed by Astred Hicks, Design Cherry
  • Paris Takes Over the World (Kyla May, Scholastic) designed by Hannah Janzen
  • The Promise (Richard Dove, illus by Kyoko Imazu, Little White Bird Press) designed by Hannah Janzen

Best designed young adult cover

  • 100 Remarkable Feats of Xander Maze (Clayton Zane Comber, Angus & Robertson) designed by Astrid Hicks, Design Cherry
  • Off the Map (Scot Gardner, A&U) designed by Debra Billson
  • The Boy from the Mish (Gary Lonesborough, A&U) designed by Kirby Armstrong

Emerging Designer of the Year

  • George Saad
  • Mietta Yans.

The awards celebrate the ‘best and brightest, most original and beautiful designs of the past year’. Shortlists were selected from longlists announced across 20 categories including best designed series (including classics), children’s illustrated nonfiction, fully illustrated book over $50/under $50, and three student design categories.

The winners will be announced in June at an event in Melbourne. For the complete shortlists in all categories, see the ABDA website.


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