Phosphorescence: Julia Baird’s bestseller wins book of the year

Phosphorescence: Julia Baird’s bestseller wins book of the year

The Guardian

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Journalist takes top gong and the non-fiction category at the Australian Book Industry Awards, with Archie Roach and Holocaust survivor Eddie Jaku among other winners

A comforting and inspiring read for many during the pandemic lockdown months, Julia Baird’s Phosphorescence: On Awe, Wonder And Things That Sustain You When The World Goes Dark was awarded book of the year on Wednesday night at the Australian Book Industry Awards in Sydney.

The event brought together publishers, writers and booksellers after a year that saw book sales soar during lockdowns.

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