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The ABIAs have been celebrating Australian stories and the astounding talent in the Australian publishing industry for 17 years. The ABIA Voting Academy is made up of over 100 representatives from across the bookselling and publishing industry.
Benny Thomas, Chair of the 2017 ABIA book judging panel, comments:
This year the judging panel was thrilled with the quality of the submissions received. What was truly outstanding was the passionate commitment Australian publishers have towards their authors, and the quality of books submitted this year reflected that commitment. Not only do Australian publishers nurture and deliver new and exciting authors, but they take a long-term view that supporting authors through highs, and lows, leads to great rewards – this was truly evident in this year’s outstanding shortlist.
The winners will be announced at the gala event on May 25 at the Art Gallery of NSW.
We are pleased to reveal the Hachette Australia authors shortlisted in the following categories:
We also offer our congratulations to the amazing five authors shortlisted for the Matt Richell Award for New Writer of the Year.
For more information visit the ABIA website.
Hachette Australia is delighted to congratulate our authors listed in the CBCA Notables list for 2017