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We’d like to thank the Academy

We had a great week last week, capped off by two wins at Friday night’s Australian Book Industry Awards.

Here’s Kate Grenville accepting her award for General Fiction Book of the Year for Sarah Thornhill.

And here’s publisher Michael Heyward accepting the award for Small Publisher of the Year.

You can read Michael’s op-ed piece on how to rekindle interest in the great Australian stories here. Stephen Romei, literary editor of the Australian, sums up the ABIA night here.

These wins came after the two prizes won at the APA Book Design Awards for Bernard Beckett’s August, and Jane Higgins' The Bridge’s honour award at the New Zealand Post Children’s Book Awards.

Congrats to all the winners!

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