The 2014 Australian Book Industry Award Winners

abia 2014The winners of the 2014 Australian Book Industry Awards (ABIAs) were announced in Sydney on Friday May 23. The annual award celebrates and acknowledges the finest and most popular writers and industry personalities in the Australia. The Rose Project by Graeme Simsion was awarded both general fiction book of the year and overall book of the year, a remarkable achievement for a debut author.

General Fiction Book of the Year and Overall Book of the Year

Rosie Project

The Rosie Project by Graeme Simsion

Literary Fiction Book of the Year

Burial Rites

Burial Rites by Hannah Kent

General Non-fiction Book of the Year

The Stalking of Julia Gillard

The Stalking of Julia Gillard by Kerry-Anne Walsh

Illustrated Book of the Year

I Quit Sugar

I Quit Sugar by Sarah Wilson

Biography of the Year

The Crossroad

The Crossroad by Mark Donaldson

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

The 39-Storey Treehouse

The 39-Storey Treehouse by Andy Griffiths & Terry Denton

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


WeirDo by Anh Do

International Book of the Year

The Luminaries

The Luminaries by Eleanor Catton

For the complete list of the industry award winners, visit The Australian Book Industry Awards website.