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: 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, Lynette 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, 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, 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, Richard Osman
'Unlike the bullet, Richard Osman seems incapable of missing.' – The Times
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, 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
Congratulations to the winners!
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