The ABA Nielsen Book Booksellers’ Choice - Adult Fiction Book of the Year award recognises the adult fiction new release that booksellers most enjoyed reading, marketing and handselling during the previous year.
We believe it is a special award because it is decided by the people who care enough to personally recommend and put a book in the hands of the reading public.
Congratulations to all the ABA Nielsen Book Booksellers’ Choice - Adult Fiction Book of the Year 2021 shortlistees.
- All the Shimmering Skies by Trent Dalton (4th Estate Australia)
- The Survivors by Jane Harper (Macmillan Australia)
- Sorrow and Bliss by Meg Mason (4th Estate Australia)
- Honeybee by Craig Silvey (Allen & Unwin)
- Song of the Crocodile by Nardi Simpson (Hachette Australia)
- The Dictionary of Lost Words by Pip Williams (Affirm Press)
Congratulations to all the shortlisted authors! The winner will be announced at 5:00 pm Sunday 20th June as part of the ABA conference in-person and live-streamed program.
2015 Winner: The 52-Storey Treehouse, Andy Griffiths & Terry Denton (Pan Macmillan)
2014 Winner: Burial Rites, Hannah Kent (Hachette)
2013 Winner The Light Between Oceans, M.L. Stedman (Random House)
2012 Winner All that I Am, Anna Funder, (Text Publishing)
2011 Winner The Happiest Refugee, Anh Doh (Allen & Unwin)
2010 Winner The Kichen Garden, Stephanie Alexander (Lantern)
2009 Winner The Slap, Christos Tsiolkas (Allen & Unwin)
2008 Winner Girl Stuff, Kaz Cooke (Penguin Australia)
2007 Winner Salvation Creek, Susan Duncan (Random House Australia)
2006 Winner The Secret River, Kate Grenville (Text)
2004 Winner Joe Cinque's Consolation, Helen Garner (Picador)
2003 Joint Winners Mao's Last Dancer, Li Cunxin | Death Sentence, Don Watson
2002 Winner Diary of a Wombat, Jackie French & Bruce Whatley
2001 Winner Dirt Music, Tim Winton (Picador)
2000 Winner The Blue Day Book, Bradley Trevor Greive
1999 Winner Stravinsky's Lunch, Drusilla Modjeska
1998 Winner The Sound of One Hand Clapping, Richard Flanagan
1997 Winner Burning for Revenge, John Marsden
1996 Joint Winners Night Letters, Robert Dessaix | The Cook's Companion, Stephanie Alexander
1995 Winner The First Stone, Helen Garner
1994 Winner The Orchard, Drusilla Modjeska
This award is proudly supported on the membership's behalf by Nielsen and the ABA.