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BookPeople has Released the Shortlists for the 2024 Book of the Year

Explore the captivating shortlists for BookPeople's 2024 Book of the Year awards, spanning adult fiction, nonfiction, and children's literature.
on Apr 17, 2024
BookPeople has Released the Shortlists for the 2024 Book of the Year | Frontlist

BookPeople has released the shortlists for its Book of the Year award.

Here are the shortlists for each category:

Adult fiction

Lola in the Mirror (Trent Dalton, Fourth Estate)

Green Dot (Madeleine Gray, A&U)

Edenglassie (Melissa Lucashenko, UQP)

Prima Facie (Suzie Miller, Picador)

The Bookbinder of Jericho (Pip Williams, Affirm)

Stone Yard Devotional (Charlotte Wood, A&U)

Adult nonfiction

Bright Shining: How grace changes everything (Julia Baird, Fourth Estate)

Question 7 (Richard Flanagan, Knopf)

Wifedom: Mrs Orwell’s invisible life (Anna Funder, Hamish Hamilton)

Killing for Country: A family story (David Marr, Black Inc.)

The Voice to Parliament Handbook (Thomas Mayo & Kerry O’Brien, HG Explore)

I’d Rather Not (Robert Skinner, Black Inc.)


Scar Town (Tristan Bancks, Puffin)

If I Was a Horse (Sophie Blackall, Lothian)

A Life Song (Jane Godwin & Anna Walker, Puffin)

Welcome to Sex (Melissa Kang & Yumi Stynes, HGCP)

Artichoke to Zucchini (Alice Oehr, Scribble)

Kimmi (Favel Parrett, Lothian).

The shortlists were determined by bookseller votes on the prize longlists. The winners will be announced during the BookPeople conference's gala dinner and awards ceremony on June 16 at the Pullman Melbourne on the Park.

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