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2018 ABIA Longlist for General Fiction Book of the Year

The longlist for the 2018 Australian Book Industry Awards (ABIAs) has just been announced. The 2018 longlist celebrates the diversity axthe-trip-of-a-lifetime.jpg.pagespeed.ic.gJNxEAiWNund exceptional quality of Australian writing, publishing and bookselling.

The longlist was voted for by the ABIA Academy, a group of publishers, booksellers, agents, media and industry representatives. After an extensive recruitment campaign, the 2018 academy is the largest and broadest in ABIA history, comprising over 250 members.

A shortlist will be released on Thursday April 19, with the winners announced at the publishing industry’s night of nights on Thursday 3 May. The red carpet event will be held at Sydney’s International Convention Centre and hosted by ABC TV’s Zoe Norton-Lodge and Ben Jenkins(The Checkout).

For the complete longlist, see below or visit the official ABIAs website abiawards.com.au

 General Fiction Book of the Year Longlist

Click on the titles to find out more about them

  1. Force of Nature by Jane Harper:xon-the-java-ridge.jpg.pagespeed.ic.lW8jdSUGLF

  2. On the Java Ridge by Jock Serong:

  3. The Dark Lake by Sarah Bailey:

  4. The Girl From Munich by Tania Blanchard: 

  5. The Inaugural Meeting of the Fairvale Ladies Book Club: 

  6. The Secrets She Keeps by Michael Robotham: 

  7. The Tea Gardens by Fiona McIntosh: 

  8. The Trip of a Lifetime by Monica McInerney: 


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