The shortlisted entries were chosen by expert panels and an academy of booksellers and publishers who voted online.
The winners will be announced at the Australian Book Industry Awards as part of this year’s Sydney Writers’ Festival on the 24th May.
Congratulations to all contenders.
But wait – there’s more!
We are especially proud that Richard’s cousin Robin de Crespigny’s book: “The People Smuggler: The True Story of Ali Al Jenabi, the Oskar Schindler of Asia” is also shortlisted for the following awards:
- General Non-fiction Book of the Year 2013
- Newcomer of the Year 2013
Two R de Crespignys vying for the same “General Non-fiction Book of the Year” – that’s what the family calls hedging your bets!
Two books by related “R de Crespigny” side by side in the book shops at the same time!