2019 ABIA Shortlist

The Australian Book Industry Awards (ABIA) celebrate the achievements of authors and publishers in bringing Australian books to readers. The shortlist covers 12 categories and they are

Biography Book of the Year

Back, After the Break by Osher Günsberg (HarperCollins Publishers)

Challenge Accepted! by Celeste Barber (HarperCollins Publishers)

Eggshell Skull by Bri Lee (Allen & Unwin)

Johnathan Thurston: The Autobiography by Johnathan Thurston, with James Phelps (HarperCollins Publishers)

Teacher by Gabbie Stroud (Allen & Unwin)

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Man Booker International Prize 2019 Shortlist

There are more diverse reads you can find from this year’s Man Booker International Prize long and shortlists.

The Man Booker International Prize is awarded to a book translated into English. Prior to 2016, the prize was awarded biennially to a body of work.

The shortlist for the 2019 Man Booker International Prize has listed works from five languages (Arabic, French, German, Polish and Spanish) by some independent publishers.

The shortlisted titles are:

Celestial Bodies (Jokha Alharthi, trans by Marilyn Booth, Sandstone Press)

The Years (Annie Ernaux, trans by Alison L Strayer, Seven Stories)

The Pine Islands (Marion Poschmann, trans by Jen Calleja, Serpent’s Tail)

Drive Your Plow Over the Bones of the Dead (Olga Tokarczuk, trans by Antonia Lloyd-Jones, Text)

The Shape of the Ruins (Juan Gabriel Vásquez, trans by Anne McLean, MacLehose Press)

The Remainder (Alia Trabucco Zeran, trans by Sophie Hughes, And Other Stories).

ABIA Longlist 2019

The Australian Book Industry Awards (ABIA) celebrate the achievements of authors and publishers in bringing Australian books to readers.

The Awards salute success across a range of categories within the Book Awards, Audiobook Awards and Business Awards. Check City of Parramatta Libraries online catalogue for the books.

General fiction book of the year

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Women’s Prize for Fiction Longlist 2019

In the eve of International Women’s Day we’re happily to see the announcement of the longlist of Women’s Prize for Fiction . The Women’s Prize for Fiction is the UK’s most prestigious annual book award celebrating & honouring women’s fiction.

The 2019 longlist is:

The Silence of the Girls by Pat Barker
Remembered by Yvonne Battle-Felton
My Sister, the Serial Killer by Oyinkan Braithwaite
The Pisces by  Melissa Broder
Milkman by Anna Burns
Freshwater by Akwaeke Emezi
Ordinary People by Diana Evans
Swan Song by Kelleigh Greenberg-Jephcott
An American Marriage by Tayari Jones
Number One Chinese Restaurant by Lillian Li
Bottled Goods by Sophie van Llewyn
Lost Children Archive by Valeria Luiselli
Praise Song for the Butterflies by Bernice L. McFadden
Circe by Madeline Miller
Ghost Wall by Sarah Moss
Normal People by Sally Rooney