Geraldine Brooks wins Australian book people award
Geraldine Brooks has just picked up some hardware at the Australian Industry Book Awards. She recieved both Book of the Year and Literary Fiction Book of the Year for People of the Book, who’s heroine is Australian rare-book expert Hanna Heath who is offered the job of analysing and conserving the famed Jewish volume and in doing so becomes determined to unlock its history.
Other winners on the night were:
Illustrated Book of the Year – Maggie Beer for Maggie’s Harvest
Book of the Year for Younger Children – Li Cunxin’s children’s version of Mao’s Last Dancer
Biography of the Year Award – Darleen Bungey for Arthur Boyd: A Life