University of Queensland Press (UQP) has been awarded Australia’s Small Publisher of the Year 2022 award, beating an outstanding number of entries to win the country’s top publishing award for the second year in a row.
UQP Director Ben James said his team had been recognized by the Australian Book Industry Awards (ABIA) for its diverse publishing program and strong focus on sustainability and innovation.
“Winning the award in consecutive years recognizes our team’s ability to create strong and meaningful artistic collaborations with authors across the country. said Mr. James.
“We are passionate about championing our writers and promoting environmental sustainability and diversity.
“We innovate across our marketing and sales channels, when connecting with readers and when providing support for broader social initiatives.
“Our books are also read worldwide with very strong rights sales.”
UQP also won two other awards.
Evelyn Araluen won the Small Publishers Adult Book of the Year award for Dropbear and Nova Weetman won Small Publishers Children’s Book of the Year for The Edge of Thirteen.
University of Queensland Press has won or been shortlisted 41 times in Australia’s major literary awards over the past year.
The ABIAs are judged by over 250 members of the book industry and recognize success in writing, publishing and selling Australian books.
Image above left: Author Evelyn Arulen won the Small Publishers Book of the Year award for Dropbear.
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