The Australian Book Industry Awards will be held in Sydney this wednesday 30th June. Here are some of the nominees from four of the categories. I haven’t listed everyone (apologies) just a couple of my personal fav’s. Personally I would love to see literary stalwart David Malouf win at least one award, although Peter Temple will be hard to beat perhaps having just won the $42,000.00 Miles Franklin. Fingers crossed for Fleur McDonald for the newcomer section.
General Non-Fiction Book of the Year: Australians: Origins to Eureka, written by Thomas Keneally, published by Allen & Unwin & Bendable Learnings, written by Don Watson, published by Random House Australia
Literary Fiction Book of the Year: Ransom, written by David Malouf, published by Random House Australia & The World Beneath, written by Cate Kennedy, published by Scribe Publications Newcomer of the Year (debut writer): Red Dust, written by Fleur McDonald, published by Allen & Unwin & Siddon Rock, written by Glenda Guest, published by Random House Australia
Book of the Year 2010: Ransom, written by David Malouf, published by Random House Australia / Truth, written by Peter Temple, published by The Text Publishing Company