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2024 Shortlist


Lola in the Mirror by Trent Dalton (Fourth Estate Australia)

The Seven by Chris Hammer (Allen & Unwin)

Edenglassie by Melissa Lucashenko (University of Queensland Press)

The Bookbinder of Jericho by Pip Williams (Affirm Press)

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Bright Shining by Julia Baird (Fourth Estate Australia)

Wifedom: Mrs Orwell's Invisible Life by Anna Funder (Hamish Hamilton)

The Remarkable Mrs Reibey by Grantlee Kieza (ABC Books, HarperCollins Australia)

Killing for Country: A Family Story by David Marr (Black Inc.)

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Debut Fiction

Green Dot by Madeleine Gray (Allen & Unwin)

The Visitors by Jane Harrison (Fourth Estate Australia)

Lenny Marks Gets Away With Murder by Kerryn Mayne (Bantam Australia)

Salt River Road by Molly Schmidt (Fremantle Press)

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Illustrated Non-Fiction

Paul Bangay by Paul Bangay (Thames & Hudson Australia)

The New Modernist House by Patricia Callan (Thames & Hudson Australia)

The Bird Art of William T. Cooper by Wendy Cooper (National Library of Australia)

Good Life Growing by Hannah Moloney (Affirm Press)

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Neil, the Amazing Sea Cucumber by Amelia McInerney, illustrated by Lucinda Gifford (Affirm Press)

The Impossible Secret of Lillian Velvet by Jaclyn Moriarty (Allen & Unwin Children's)

Silver Linings by Katrina Nannestad (ABC Books, HarperCollins Australia)

Kimmi by Favel Parrett (Hachette Australia)

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Young Adult

Saltwater Boy by Bradley Christmas (Walker Books Australia)

Welcome to Sex by Dr Melissa Kang & Yumi Stynes (Hardie Grant Children's Publishing)

The Sinister Booksellers of Bath by Garth Nix (Allen & Unwin Children's)

Stuck Up & Stupid by Angourie Rice & Kate Rice (Walker Books Australia)

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Book of the Year announced 25 March 2024

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