Book and Client of the Year Award winners for 2018

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IPEd Victorian branch members had the opportunity to vote for their book of the year – both fiction and non-fiction categories – and their client of the year. Here are the winners, as announced at our Christmas function. We sent them each a virtual bunch of flowers and a virtual trophy.

Book of the year



Markus Zusak: Bridge of clay

Highly commended

Michael Mohammed Ahmad: The Lebs

Rosalie Ham: The year of the farmer

Chris Hammer: Scrublands

Sophie Laguna: The choke

Dervla McTiernan: The rúin

Heather Morris: The tattooist of Auschwitz

John Purcell: The girl on the page

Sarah Schmidt: See what I have done


No outright winner

Highly commended

Maryrose Cuskelly: Wedderburn

John Fahey: Australia’s first spies

Clementine Ford: Boys will be boys

Sarah Krasnostein: The trauma cleaner

Rick Morton: One hundred years of dirt

Bruce Pascoe: Dark emu

Jeff Sparrow: No way but this

Gillian Triggs: Speaking up

Don Watson: The bush

Client of the year

No outright winners in any category


Highly commended

Allen & Unwin

Cambridge University Press


Oxford University Press

Government departments

Highly commended

Department of the Environment, Land, Water and Planning (Victoria)

Department of the Attorney-General and Justice (Northern Territory)


Highly commended

Bureau of Meteorology


University of Canterbury (New Zealand)

Victorian Agency for Health Information