2017 Award Winners

A fantastic way to discover some fresh and upcoming authors is through literary awards. You know you’re in for a good time when there’s been plenty of commotion and chatter about a particular book. So, like a pair of overly proud, snap-happy parents at a graduation ceremony we’re going to sing from the hilltops about our super talented 2017 award winning authors.

Drumroll please…



Working Class Boy by Jimmy Barnes – ABIA Biography Book of the Year

Penguin Bloom by Cameron Bloom & Bradley Trevor Greive – ABIA Illustrated Book of the Year









Victoria by Julia Baird  – ABIA Biography book of the year, 2017 Walkley Book Award,  NSW Premier’s History Award

Wormwood Mire by Judith Rossell – ABIA Book of the Year for Older Children

The One Who Got Away by Caroline Overington – ABIA The Australian Women’s Weekly General Fiction Book of the Year

Talking to my Country by Stan Grant – ABIA General Non Fiction Book of the Year,  2017 NSW Premier’s Literary Awards

Basics to Brilliance by Donna Hay – ABIA Illustrated book of the year

The Golden Child by Wendy James – Ned Kelly Awards

Ghost Empire by Richard Fidler – Queensland Literary Awards 2017

My Brother by Dee & Tiffany Huxley – Prime Minister’s Literary Award


Victoria by Julia Baird – 2017 Stella Awards

There is a Monster On My Holiday Who Farts by Tim Miller & Matt Stanton – ABIA Book of the Year Younger Children

The Girl with the Lower Back Tattoo by Amy Schumer – ABIA International book of the year

Hold by Kirsten Tranter – Voss Literary Prize, 2017 Miles Franklin Award






We strongly recommend adding them all to your TBR list ASAP! Tell us in the comments below which book you’re excited to read.

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Posted on December 21, 2017 by

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