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News  •  19 April 2023


2023 ABIAs shortlist announced

Winners will be announced on 25 May 2023.

The 2023 shortlist for the Australian Book Industry Awards (ABIAs) has just been announced, and we’re delighted to share that Penguin Random House Australia has seven books in the running.

Read on to see which awards our shortlisted books have been nominated for and find out why readers love them.

2023 ABIAs shortlisted books

Audiobook of the year

'Life What Nat to Do' audiobook cover.

Life: What Nat to Do: A hot take on advice you never asked for, Nat’s What I Reckon; narrated by Nat’s What I Reckon

'Nat is legit such a genuine, down to earth, authentic legend. He is unapologetically himself and his book just portrayed his personality and humour.' yasminrose on Goodreads

Book of the year for older children (13+)

'The Blood Traitor' book cover.

The Blood TraitorLynette Noni 

'I look forward to a new book by Lynette Noni every time. Her talent and her heart shine in The Prison Healer, and she continues to impress with her storytelling.' – Terry Brooks

General fiction book of the year

'Everyone in My Family has Killed Someone' book cover.

Everyone In My Family Has Killed Someone, Benjamin Stevenson 

‘An ingenious and hilarious meta-murder mystery.’ – The Sunday Times

General non-fiction book of the year

'Investing with She's on the Money' book cover.

Investing with She’s on the Money, Victoria Devine

'I have been a long-time listener of the 'She's On The Money' podcast and I can confidently say that the book lives up to its hype. Victoria does an excellent job of breaking down complex financial concepts and making them accessible for the everyday reader.' – Maddy on Goodreads

International book of the year

'The Bullet That Missed' book cover.

The Bullet That Missed, Richard Osman

'Unlike the bullet, Richard Osman seems incapable of missing.' – The Times


'Lessons in Chemistry' book cover.

Lessons in Chemistry, Bonnie Garmus

'A timeless book. Elizabeth Zott is an iconic heroine - a feminist who refuses to be quashed, a mother who believes that her child is a person to behold, rather than to mould, and who will leave you, and the lens through which you see the world, quite changed.' – Pandora Sykes

Social impact book of the year

'Not Now, not Ever'

Not Now, Not Ever, Julia Gillard

'Ten years on from Julia Gillard’s “misogyny speech”, Not Now, Not Ever recalls that threshold moment in Australia when we were shown it was possible to call out sexism and misogyny and be heard. Each essay offers reflection and good reasons to keep speaking up.' – Pip Williams

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Life: What Nat to Do
Free yourself from crappy clichés telling you how to live your life. Forget what you should do. This is what NAT to do.
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The Blood Traitor (The Prison Healer Book 3)
The finale of the Prison Healer trilogy, from Australia's #1-bestselling YA author Lynette Noni.
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Everyone In My Family Has Killed Someone
Agatha Christie and Arthur Conan Doyle meet Knives Out and The Thursday Murder Club in an ingenious blend of classic and modern murder mystery.
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Investing with She’s on the Money
The ultimate millennial investment guide from the award-winning, number one bestselling author of She’s on the Money Finalist: Best Personal Finance & Investment Book of the Year at the 2023 Business Book Awards
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The Bullet That Missed
The third book in the record-breaking Thursday Murder Club series from British national treasure Richard Osman.
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Lessons in Chemistry
The 6-million-copy worldwide and Sunday Times #1 bestseller and award-winner featuring the uncompromising, unconventional Elizabeth Zott
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Not Now, Not Ever
Ten years on from the speech that stopped us all in our tracks – Julia Gillard’s misogyny speech. Where were you then? And where are we now?
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