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

Helen Garner: Celebrate Lifelong Achievement

Australia Council Award for Lifetime Achievement in Literature has ‘acknowledges the achievements of eminent literary writers over the age of 60 who have made an outstanding and lifelong contribution to Australian literature’ and it awarded Helen Garner for her dedication to literature this year.

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NSW Premier’s Literary Awards Shortlists 2019

The NSW Premier’s Literary Awards highlight the importance of literacy and distinguished achievement by Australian writers. The shortlists for the 2019 NSW Premier’s Literary Awards have been announced. You can also vote for the People’s Choice Award now.

The shortlisted titles in each category are:

Christina Stead Prize for Fiction

Man Out of Time (Stephanie Bishop, Hachette)

Boy Swallows Universe (Trent Dalton, Fourth Estate)

The Life to Come (Michelle De Kretser, A&U)

The Everlasting Sunday (Robert Lukins, UQP)

Border Districts (Gerald Murnane, Giramondo)

The Shepherd’s Hut (Tim Winton, Hamish Hamilton)

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