APA Book Design Awards 2013

The shortlisted titles for this year’s Australian Publishers Association (APA) Book Design Awards have been announced.

Here’s a look at the covers for the shortlisted titles in the categories of Literary Fiction, Nonfiction and Children’s Picture Books.

Literary fiction

 The Best 100 Poems of Les Murray  Cloudstreet
The Best 100 Poems of Les Murray (Les Murray, Black Inc.), designed by Peter Long Cloudstreet the 21st Anniversary Edition (Tim Winton, Hamish Hamilton), designed by John Canty
 lola_bensky1  Sufficient Grace

Lola Bensky (Lily Brett, Hamish Hamilton) designed by Laura Thomas

Sufficient Grace (Amy Espeseth, Scribe), designed by Allison Colpoys and Miriam Rosenbloom

 the-vivisector  The Voyage

The Vivisector (Patrick White, Vintage), designed by Luciana Arrighi and Midland Typesetters

The Voyage (Murray Bail, Text), designed by W H Chong


 Because I Love You  finding mr darcy
Because I Love You (Barbara Toner, A&U), designed by Sandy Cull

Finding Mr Darcy (Amanda Hooton, Pan Macmillan), designed by Allison Colpoys

 Lives  Memoirs of an Addicted Brain
Lives (Peter Robb, Black Inc.), designed by Peter Long
Memoirs of an Addicted Brain (Marc Lewis, Scribe), designed by Josh Durham and Miriam Rosenbloom
 The Office

The Office (Gideon Haigh, Miegunyah), designed by Hamish Freeman

Children’s Picture Books

 The Dreadful Fluff  Gobbledegook is Eating a Book

The Dreadful Fluff (Aaron Blabey, Viking), designed by Elissa Webb

Gobbledegook is Eating a Book (Justine Clark & Arthur Baysting, illus by Tom Jellett, Viking), designed by Kirby Armstrong

 Mr Bear Branches and the Cloud Conundrum  The Pros and Cons of Being a Frog

Mr Bear Branches and the Cloud Conundrum (Terri Rose Baynton, ABC Books), designed by Terri Rose Baynton, Alicia Freile and Tango Media

The Pros and Cons of Being a Frog (Sue de Gennaro, Scholastic), designed by Nicole Stofberg


Unforgotten (Tohby Riddle, A&U), designed by Tohby Riddle and Bruno Herfst

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