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Australian Book Industry Award Winners 2020

Australian Book Industry Award Winners 2020 have been announced yesterday with a Virtual Awards event.

This is the first time that an illustrated Children’s Book has won the Book of the Year Award.

The-Beach-smallerABIA book of the year: Bluey: The Beach, Ludo Studio, BBC Studios and Penguin Random House Australia

Audiobook of the year: No Friend But the Mountains by Behrouz Boochani

Biography book of the year: When All Is Said & Done by Neale Daniher with Warwick Green

Book retailer of the year: Readings

Bookshop of the year: Books Kinokuniya (Sydney)

Book of the year for older children (ages 13+): Welcome to Your Period by Yumi Stynes and Dr Melissa Kang

Book of the year for younger children (ages 7-12): The 117-Storey Treehouse by Andy Griffiths and Terry Denton

Children’s picture book of the year (ages 0-6): Bluey: The Beach, Ludo Studio, BBC Studios and Penguin Random House Australia

General fiction book of the year: Bruny by Heather Rose

General non-fiction book of the year: Kitty Flanagan’s 488 Rules for Life by Kitty Flanagan

Illustrated book of the year: The Whole Fish Cookbook by Josh Niland

International book of the year: The Testaments by Margaret Atwood

Literary fiction book of the year: The Weekend by Charlotte Wood

Lloyd O’Neil Hall of Fame award: Helen Garner

Pixie O’Harris award: Erica Wagner

Publisher of the year: Allen & Unwin

Rising Star award: Hazel Lam

Small publisher of the year: Magabala Books

Small publishers’ adult book of the year: Sand Talk by Tyson Yunkaporta

Small publishers’ children’s book of the year: Love Your Body by Jessica Sanders (illustrated by Carol Rossetti)

The Matt Richell Award for new writer of the year: Your Own Kind of Girl by Clare Bowditch


2020 CBCA Book of the Year Key Dates

Shortlist: Announced at noon AEDT on Tuesday, March 31

Winner and Honour Books: Announced at noon AEDT on Friday, October 16

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