Dymocks Book of the Year 2022

Dymocks Book of the Year 2022

London-based American writer Bonnie Garmus’s Lessons in Chemistry (Doubleday) has been named Dymocks Book of the Year for 2022.

Set in the early 1960s, Garmus’s debut novel follows chemist Elizabeth Zott, who works with an all-male team at Hastings Research Institute who all have a very unscientific view of equality. Except for one: Calvin Evans, who falls in love with—of all things—her mind.

This year, the newly added Young Readers Book of the Year Award went to Australian author Craig Silvey’s Runt (A&U), which follows young Annie Shearer who lives in the country town of Upson Downs with her best friend, an adopted stray dog called Runt.

Silvey’s Honeybee (A&U) was selected Book of the Year in 2020.

Both Runt and Honeybee have been reviewed in these pages.  To read the review, click on the title.

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