The Shortlists For the Australian Book Industry Awards are out. The list is below
Australian: origins to Eureka, by Thomas Keneally (Allen & Unwin)
Bart: my life, by J B Cummings (Pan Macmillan)
Jasper Jones, by Craig Silvey (Allen & Unwin)
Ransom, by David Malouf (Random House Australia)
Truth, by Peter Temple (Text Publishing).
Shortlisted for International Success of the Year are Hinkler Publishers for the children’s series of books ang games Dora the explorer and the open sea, and Allen & Unwin for The Slap by Christos Tsiolkas.