ABIA Longlists 2022
The longlists for the 2022 Australian Book Industry Awards (ABIAs) have been announced.
The ABIA longlists were selected by the ABIA Academy, which comprises over 250 industry representatives. The shortlists will be announced on 23 May, with the winners in each category, as well as the winners of the Lloyd O’Neill Hall of Fame Award, the Pixie O’Harris Award and the Rising Star Award, announced at the awards ceremony in Sydney on 9 June.
The titles longlisted in two of the categories are:
General fiction book of the year
- After Story (Larissa Behrendt, UQP)
- The Younger Wife (Sally Hepworth, Macmillan)
- Apples Never Fall (Liane Moriarty, Macmillan) * [reviewed by QRC]
- Bila Yarrudhanggalangdhuray (Anita Heiss, S&S)
- Treasure and Dirt (Chris Hammer, A&U) * [reviewed by QRC]
- Before You Knew My Name (Jacqueline Bublitz, A&U)
- The Way It Is Now (Garry Disher, Text)
- When Things are Alive They Hum (Hannah Bent, Ultimo)
Literary fiction book of the year
- One Hundred Days (Alice Pung, Black Inc.)
- Once There Were Wolves (Charlotte McConaghy, Hamish Hamilton)
- Devotion (Hannah Kent, Picador)
- Seven and a Half (Christos Tsiolkas, A&U)
- Love Objects (Emily Maguire, A&U)
- Wild Abandon (Emily Bitto, A&U)
- The Truth About Her (Jacqueline Maley, Fourth Estate)
- Love & Virtue (Diana Reid, Ultimo)
For more information about the awards and all the longlists, go to the ABIA website.