Thursday, May 29, 2014

The Rosie Project by Graeme Simsion - ABIA Award Winner

Congratulations to Graeme Simsion for winning Book of the Year 2014 at the Australian Book Industry Awards (ABIAs) this year. The Rosie Project was my favourite book last year and one I recommended to many many people - and still do. 

If you haven't read The Rosie Project yet now is the time to pick it up and join Professor Don Tillman on his hilarious and poignant quest to find the most compatible partner he can.

The publishers, Text Publishing, have provided some excellent book club notes and questions.

For a bit of fun you can also take part in a couple of quizzes - find out what character you are, and if you dare, your compatibility with Don Tillman. I am 48% compatible with Don myself!

If you can't get enough of Don after finishing the book you can also follow him on Twitter via @ProfDonTillman.

Congratulations also to the following authors who won in other categories:

Literary Fiction Book of the Year: BURIAL RITES by Hannah Kent (Macmillan)

Illustrated Book of the Year: I QUIT SUGAR by Sarah Wilson (Macmillan)

Book of the Year for Younger Children (age range 0 to 8 years): THE 39-STOREY TREEHOUSE by Andy Griffiths and Terry Denton (Macmillan)

Book of the Year for Older Children (age range 8 to 14 years): WEIRDOby Anh Do (Scholastic Press)

International Book of the Year: THE LUMINARIES by Eleanor Catton (Allen & Unwin)