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17
Jun

Win for Nature Writing

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It would be an understatement to say I was surprised when my book, Where Song Began, was awarded the prize for best General Non Fiction at the 2015 Australian Book Industry Awards on 25 May. I had decided after I was shortlisted that a book about birds had no chance of winning. I had to be talked into going to the awards dinner in Sydney.  

The win shows that the audience for serious ecological analysis is very large. Sales figures play a big part in the award and apparently my bird book has over the past year been one of Australia’s strongest selling non-fiction books. I had known it was selling well but not that well.

Surprise may have helped it win: the book industry surprised that a nature book could appeal to more than a niche market. The website of the Australian Book Industry Awards drew attention to the win being a first for a nature book.

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  • Debbie Reynolds says #
    Really loving reading this book. As a biologist myself, the interconnections of birds with plants I'm finding fascinating. I do lo
  • Peter Nicholson says #
    Brilliant book, everyone should read it.
  • Ewa and Tim Meyer says #
    Congratulations Tim, thoroughly deserved. We look forward to the sequel.