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ABIA 2019 longlists announced

7 March 2019

The longlists for the Australian Book Industry Awards (ABIAs) have been announced. The titles in each category are: General fiction book of the year Nine Perfect Strangers (Liane Moriarty, Macmillan)...

ABIAs 2016 date, venue announced

13 January 2016

The Australian Book Industry Awards (ABIAs) will be held on 19 May at the Art Gallery of NSW this year. The awards will be hosted by comedian Kitty Flanagan and...

ABIA 2015 shortlists announced

13 April 2015

The shortlists for this year’s Australian Book Industry Awards (ABIAs) have been announced.The shortlisted titles are: General fiction book of the year  Laurinda (Alice Pung, Black Inc.) Lost & Found (Brooke Davis,...

New award categories for 2015 ABIAs

23 February 2015

Three new awards will be presented for the first time at this year’s Australian Book Industry Awards (ABIAs).Two of the new awards, the Small Publisher Adult Book of the Year and...

ABIAs 2015 date and location announced

8 December 2014

The 2015 Australian Book Industry Awards (ABIAs) will be held on 21 May 2015. The awards will be held at Doltone House in Pyrmont during the Sydney Writers’ Festival, which runs...

Text and Pan Macmillan scoop 2014 ABIAs 

26 May 2014

The winners of the 2014 Australian Book Industry Awards (ABIAs) were announced in Sydney on Friday 23 May.It was a particularly successful night for Text Publishing, with Graeme Simsion’s The...

MC announced for 2014 ABIAs 

19 March 2014

Satirist and musician Casey Bennetto will host this year’s Australian Book Industry Awards (ABIAs). Bennetto, who has previously hosted several Victorian Premier’s Literary Awards, said he will ‘wear a spiffy...

2013 ABIA winners announced

27 May 2013

The winners of the 2013 Australian Book Industry Awards (ABIAs) were announced on Friday 24 May at the Four Seasons Hotel in Sydney. This is the second time that the awards...

Book Industry Innovation Award shortlist announced

29 April 2013

The Australian Publishers Association (APA) has announced the shortlist for this year’s Book Industry Innovation Award, which will be presented as part of the Australian Book Industry Awards (ABIAs) in...

New academy to vote on ABIAs 

27 March 2013

A new academy has been chosen to vote on the Australian Book Industry Awards (ABIAs). The academy has been reduced in size from 150 to 100 members, consisting of 50...

International authors take centre stage at SWF 2012 

23 May 2012

Book sales at this year’s Sydney Writers’ Festival, held between 14 and 20 May, were dominated by international authors, according to festival bookseller Gleebooks. Gleebooks owner David Gaunt told Bookseller+Publisher...

SWF 2012 program launched 

4 April 2012

The 2012 Sydney Writers’ Festival (SWF) program has been launched and is available on the website and in print from bookshops, libraries and festival venues. Tickets are also now available....

2009 ABIA Awards announced 

22 June 2009

The 2009 Australian Book Industry Awards (ABIAs) were presented last night, Tuesday 23 June, at a gala event at Sydney's Sofitel, hosted by Tara Moss. The 20 awards honour and recognise...

ABIA awards announced 

15 June 2008

Penguin is the 2008 publisher of the year, Scribe is small publisher of the year, Gleebooks the independent bookseller of the year and Dymocks Garden City Booragoon chain bookseller of...