I am absolutely thrilled that The Geography of Friendship has been longlisted in the 2019 Australian Book Industry Awards in the Small Publishers’ Adult Book of the Year category, and that I find my book in such fine company! These awards are voted by the ABIA Academy, a group of more than 250 publishers, booksellers, agents, media and industry representatives, so I feel even more honoured to have my novel voted in by those who lead, promote, and nurture the Australian publishing industry to the extent that they do. Congratulations to all those authors longlisted across the 12 categories. To see the full list you can visit here. The shortlist will be released on 11 April, with the winners announced at a red carpet event at Sydney’s International Convention Centre on 2 May. Tickets for this event can be purchased here. I don’t know about yours, but my reading pile just grew much taller with the announcement of the ABIA longlists!