2008 Australian Book Industry Awards

The 2008 Australian Book Industry Awards were announced in Melbourne on Sunday 15th June.

The winners were:
Lloyd O'Neil Award for outstanding service to the Australian book industry - David Malouf.

Book of the Year - Geraldine Brooks for her novel People of the Book (HarperCollins Publishers Australia).

Literary Fiction Book of the Year - People of the Book.

Newcomer of the Year - Pauline Nguyen for her cookbook/memoir Secrets of the Red Lantern (published by Murdoch Books).

Illustrated Book of the Year - Maggie Beer for Maggie's Harvest (Penguin Group Australia).

Book of the Year for Younger Children - Li Cunxin's children's version of Mao's Last Dancer, The Peasant Prince (Penguin Group Australia), with illustrations by Anne Spudvilas.

Book of the Year for Older Children and the International Success Award - John Flanagan for his novel Rangers Apprentice 7: Erak's Ransom (Random House Australia).

General Non-Fiction Book of the Year - Kaz Cooke for Girl Stuff (Penguin Group Australia).

Biography of the Year Award - Darleen Bungey for Arthur Boyd: A Life (Allen & Unwin).

Australian General Fiction Book of the Year - Monica McInerney for Those Faraday Girls (Penguin Group Australia).

Publisher of the Year - Penguin Group (Australia).

Chain Bookseller of the Year - Dymocks Garden City (Booragoon) Perth.

Small Publisher of the Year - Scribe Publications.

Independent Bookseller of the Year - Gleebooks, Glebe.

Specialist Bookseller of the Year - Boffins Bookshop, Perth.

Distributor of the Year - Alliance Distribution Services.

Publisher Marketing Campaign of the Year 2008 - Allen & Unwin for Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows by JK Rowling.

Bookseller Marketing Event of the Year 2008 - Pages & Pages Booksellers for A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hosseini.

The Pixie O'Harris Award for distinguished and dedicated service to the development and reputation of Australian children's books - Kate Colley.

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