The Australian Publishers Association is thrilled to announce the winners of the 2018 Australian Book Industry Awards (ABIAs).
Nevermoor picked up three awards including the major award of the night, The Gold ABIA for the Book of the Year, along with the Matt Richell Award for New Writer of the Year and Book of the Year for Younger Readers.
The inaugural Rising Star of the Year was awarded to Shalini Kunalan from Text Publishing. Publisher of the Year went to HarperCollins while Thames & Hudson received Small Publisher of the Year. Dymocks was awarded National Retailer of the Year, and once again Readings won Independent Retailer of the Year.
Suzy Wilson, owner of Brisbane’s Riverbend Books and the founder of the highly respected Indigenous Literary Foundation, was presented with the Lloyd O’Neil Award for Outstanding Service to the Australian Book Industry, and the Pixie O’Harris Award for Outstanding Commitment to Children’s Literature was awarded to Jane Covernton.