The shortlisted titles, as voted from a longlist of 50 of Australia’s bestselling 2009 releases across all genres, are as follows:
- Truth by Peter Temple
- Isabella’s Garden by Glenda Millard & Rebecca Cool
- Jasper Jones by Craig Silvey
- Lovesong by Alex Miller
- Ransom by David Malouf
- Stephanie Alexander’s Kitchen Garden Comapnion by Stephanie Alexander
The winner will be announced in the Weekly Book Newsletter on Wednesday 7 July and presented at the Australian Booksellers Association (ABA) Conference Gala Dinner on Monday 12 July.