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Booksellers’ Choice Book of the Year 2022 shortlists announced

The Australian Booksellers Association (ABA) has announced the shortlists for the 2022 Booksellers’ Choice Book of the Year Awards.

The shortlisted titles in each category are:

Adult fiction

Adult nonfiction

  • Love Stories (Trent Dalton, Fourth Estate)
  • Sex, Lies and Question Time (Kate Ellis, Hardie Grant)
  • My Year of Living Vulnerably (Rick Morton, HarperCollins)
  • Toxic: The rotting underbelly of the Tasmanian salmon industry (Richard Flanagan, Penguin)
  • Recipe for a Kinder Life (Annie Smithers, Thames & Hudson)
  • Whole Notes (Ed Ayres, ABC Books) 

Children’s book

  • Dragon Skin (Karen Foxlee, A&U)
  • Rabbit, Soldier, Angel, Thief (Katrina Nannestad, ABC Books)
  • The Illustrated Encyclopaedia of Peculiar Pairs in Nature (Sami Bayly, Lothian)
  • Tomorrow is a Brand-New Day (Davina Bell, illus by Allison Colpoys, Scribble)
  • Somebody’s Land: Welcome to our Country (Adam Goodes & Ellie Laing, illus by David Hardy, A&U Children’s)
  • Heroes, Rebels and Innovators: Inspiring Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People from History (Karen Wyld, illus by Jaelyn Biumaiwai, Lothian).

The Booksellers’ Choice Book of the Year Awards recognise the Australian books that booksellers most enjoyed reading and hand-selling during the previous year.

The winners will be announced on Sunday, 12 June at the ABA conference gala dinner and awards night in Sydney.

Last year’s winners were The Dictionary of Lost Words (Pip Williams, Affirm), Phosphorescence (Julia Baird, Fourth Estate) and The Grandest Bookshop in the World (Amelia Mellor, Affirm).


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