2019 Shortlist


The Lost Man by Jane Harper (Macmillan Australia)

Shell by Kristina Olsson (Scribner Australia)

The Shepherd's Hut by Tim Winton (Penguin Random House Australia)

Bridge of Clay by Markus Zusak (Picador Australia)

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The Land Before Avocado by Richard Glover (ABC Books, HarperCollins Australia)

The Arsonist by Chloe Hooper (Penguin Random House Australia)

Eggshell Skull by Bri Lee (Allen & Unwin)

Any Ordinary Day by Leigh Sales (Penguin Random House Australia)

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Debut Fiction

Boy Swallows Universe by Trent Dalton (HarperCollins Australia)

Scrublands by Chris Hammer (Allen & Unwin)

The Tattooist of Auschwitz by Heather Morris (Echo Publishing)

The Nowhere Child by Christian White (Affirm Press)

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Illustrated Non-Fiction

A Painted Landscape: Across Australia from Bush to Coast by Amber Creswell Bell (Thames & Hudson Australia)

Marcia Langton: Welcome to Country by Marcia Langton (Hardie Grant Travel)

Family: New Vegetable Classics to Comfort and Nourish by Hetty McKinnon (Plum)

Australian Dreamscapes by Claire Takacs (Hardie Grant Books)

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All the Ways to be Smart by Davina Bell & Allison Colpoys (Illus) (Scribe Publications)

Lenny's Book of Everything by Karen Foxlee (Allen & Unwin)

Tales from the Inner City by Shaun Tan (Allen & Unwin)

Wundersmith: The Calling of Morrigan Crow by Jessica Townsend (Hachette Australia)

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Young Adult

Hive by A. J. Betts (Pan Australia)

Amelia Westlake by Erin Gough (Hardie Grant Egmont)

A Song Only I Can Hear by Barry Jonsberg (Allen & Unwin)

Catching Teller Crow by Ambelin Kwaymullina & Ezekiel Kwaymullina (Allen & Unwin)

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