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News  •  26 May 2023


Lessons in Chemistry and The Blood Traitor took home awards at the 2023 ABIAs

Congratulations to the winners!

We’re proud to share that two Penguin Random House books have won awards at this year’s Australian Book Industry Awards (ABIAs).

Lessons in Chemistry by Bonnie Garmus won International book of the year andThe Blood Traitor by Lynette Noni won Book of the year for older children (ages 13+).

About the winners

Lessons in Chemistry book cover.

Lessons in Chemistry by Bonnie Garmus

Lessons in Chemistry tells the story of a female chemist named Elizabeth Zott. Set in the early 1960s, Zott comes up against the norms of society that try to put her in the box of what a woman ‘should be’. Not one to be messed with, Zott finds her own way to make a mark and inspire other women to challenge the status quo. Not only was the book selected as a book of the year by the Guardian, The Times, Dymocks and many more, but it’s also set to become a major Apple TV+ series.

Start Reading Lessons in Chemistry >

Blood Traitor book cover.

The Blood Traitor by Lynette Noni

The third book in The Prison Healer series, The Blood Traitor completes the story of Kiva, a healer who spent years of her life healing inmates in the notorious Zalindov prison. While the first two books built up the anticipation of change, this final novel sees Kiva questioning everything she thought she wanted.

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Other shortlisted titles for the 2023 ABIAs

In addition to the two winning books, we also had five other shortlisted titles worthy of celebrating.

Shortlisted titles included

Learn more about them here.

In addition to winning awards for two titles, PRH AU was shortlisted for the 2023 Publisher of the Year. After winning the award back-to-back in 2021 and 2022, we were honoured to be considered once again.

Featured Titles

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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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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