ABA Nielsen BookData 2017 Booksellers Choice Award 

The Australian Booksellers Association is pleased to announce the ABA Nielsen BookData 2017 Booksellers Choice Award winner is The Birdmans's Wife by Melissa Ashley (Affirm Press)


The 2017 Shortlist: 

The Birdman's Wife by Melissa Ashley (Affirm Press)

Words in Deep Blue by Cath Crowley (Pan Macmillan) 

Ghost Empire by Richard Fidler (ABC Books/HarperCollins Australia)

Fight Like A Girl by Clementine Ford (Allen & Unwin)

The Dry by Jane Harper (Macmillan Australia)

Wormwood Mire: A Stella Montgomery Intrigue by Judith Rossell (ABC Books/Harper Collins Australia)


"I'm thrilled that The Dry has been shortlisted. It's a real honour and I'm very grateful to all the booksellers who have supported the novel with so much enthusiasm and championed Australian writing."

JANE HARPER, author of The Dry


The ABA Nielsen BookData Booksellers Choice Award recognises the book that booksellers most enjoyed reading and handselling during the previous year.

The awards were established in 1994 with the inaugural award being presented to The Orchard by Drusilla Modjeska.

We believe this award is unique in that it recognises the crucial role booksellers play in sharing their expertise and passion with the reading public. 

The winner will be announced on Sunday 18th June at the Australian Booksellers Association's Conference Gala Dinner at The Intercontinental The Rialto, Melbourne. 

This award is proudly supported on the membership's behalf by Nielsen BookData and the ABA.


BCA 2017 shortlist

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