Posted by: Lisa Hill | July 8, 2011

2011 Australian Book Industry Awards Finalists

More awards in the offing!

Small Publisher of the Year 2011

  • Black Inc.
  • Bolinda Publishing
  • Melbourne University Publishing
  • National Library of Australia
  • Scribe Publications

Publisher of the Year 2011

  • Allen & Unwin
  • Hachette Australia
  • HarperCollins Publishers Australia
  • Penguin Group Australia
  • Random House Australia
  • The Text Publishing Company

Biography of the Year 2011

  • Ben Cousins – My Life (Ben Cousins, Macmillan)
  • How to Make Gravy (Paul Kelly, Penguin)
  • Lazarus Rising (John Howard, HarperCollins)
  • The Family Law (Benjamin Law, Black Inc.) See my review.
  • The Happiest Refugee (Anh Do, Allen & Unwin)

General Non-Fiction Book of the Year 2011

  • Here on Earth (Tim Flannery, Text)
  • Power Trip: The Political Journey of Kevin Rudd (David Marr, Black Inc.)
  • Street Fight in Naples (Peter Robb, A&U)
  • The Changi Brownlow (Roland Perry, Hachette Australia)
  • True Spirit (Jessica Watson, Hachette)

Book of the Year for Younger Children (age range 0 to 8 years) 2011

  • All Through the Year (Jane Godwin, illus by Anna Walker, Penguin)
  • Feathers for Phoebe (Rod Clement, HarperCollins)
  • Maudie and Bear (Jan Omerod, illus by Freya Blackwood, Little Hare)
  • Mirror (Jeannie Baker, Walker Books)
  • Noni the Pony (Alison Lester, A&U)
  • The Legend of the Golden Snail (Graeme Base, Penguin)

Book of the Year for Older Children (age range 8 to 14 years) 2011

  • Conspiracy 365 (Gabrielle Lord, Scholastic)
  • Graffiti Moon (Cath Crowley, Pan Macmillan)
  • Shakespeare’s Hamlet (illus by Nicki Greenberg, A&U)
  • Museum of Thieves: The Keepers Book 1 (Lian Tanner, A&U)
  • Now (Morris Gleitzman, Penguin)

Literary Fiction Book of the Year 2011

General Fiction Book of the Year 2011

  • After America (John Birmingham, Macmillan)
  • At Home with the Templetons (Monica McInerney, Penguin)
  • Campaign Ruby (Jessica Rudd, Text) See my review.
  • I Came to Say Goodbye (Caroline Overington, Random House)
  • The Distant Hours (Kate Morton, A&U)

Newcomer of the Year (debut writer) 2011

Book of the Year 2011

  • Bereft (Chris Womersley, Scribe) See my review.
  • How to Make Gravy (Paul Kelly, Penguin)
  • I Came to Say Goodbye (Caroline Overington, Random House)
  • Lazarus Rising (John Howard, HarperCollins)
  • The Family Law (Benjamin Law, Black Inc.) See my review.
  • The Happiest Refugee (Anh Do, A&U).

To see the other award finalists visit the Bookseller and Publisher article.


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