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'Kissed by the Moon' has been shortlisted for @OZBooksellers Award.

The shortlist for this year’s Australian Booksellers Association (ABA) Nielsen BookData Booksellers Choice Award has been announced. The shortlisted titles are:

  • Burial Rites (Hannah Kent, Picador)
  • Eyrie (Tim Winton, Hamish Hamilton)
  • Girt: The Unauthorised History of Australia (David Hunt, Black Inc.)
  • Kissed by the Moon (Alison Lester, Viking) 
  • The Narrow Road to the Deep North (Richard Flanagan, Vintage)
  • The Rosie Project (Graeme Simsion, Text).

ABA members will now have the opportunity to vote for their favourite shortlisted title. The winner will be announced during the ABA conference on 18 May in Melbourne. The award recognises Australian new-release titles that booksellers most enjoyed reading, marketing and handselling during the past year. Last year’s award was presented to The Light between Oceans by M L Stedman (Vintage).