Anna Funder has taken top honours at the Australian Book Industry Awards with her first novel, All That I Am, winning Book of the Year.
The book was also awarded Literary Fiction Book of the Year at a special dinner at Sydney's the Ivy Room on Friday night.
All That I Am is about a group of friends and lovers who suddenly become hunted outlaws after Hitler comes to power in 1933.
They take refuge in London but the city doesn't prove to be the safe haven they thought it to be and an act of betrayal tears them apart.
Funder was unable to attend the event but thanked the industry via a video link.
The awards, which were part of this year's Sydney Writers' Festival, are considered the most prestigious for the industry, and the winners are chosen by a panel of 150 booksellers and publishers.
The General Non-Fiction Book of the Year was awarded to William McInnes and his late wife Sarah Watt for Worse Things Happen at Sea.
Also via video link, McInnes told the audience the award meant a lot and he knows his wife would have been very proud.
Favel Parrett has been hailed Newcomer of the Year for Past the Shallows, while Hazel Rowley's book Franklin and Eleanor: An Extraordinary Marriage has been posthumously awarded Biography of the Year.
In the children's book categories an emotional Emma Quay accepted Book of the Year for Younger Children for Rudie Nudie.
"This is very exciting for me and I feel honoured and grateful," she said.
Andy Griffiths said he was also thrilled to win Book of the Year for Older Children for The 13-Storey Treehouse.
Other winners included Kate Grenville for the novel Sarah Thornhill (General Fiction Book of the Year) and Christine Manfield for Tasting India (Illustrated Book of the Year).
Allen & Unwin was named Publisher of the Year.
"The ABIAs tonight has been a celebration of the book in all its forms and those who make the Australian book industry one of the most diverse and vibrant in the world," said Australian Booksellers Association president Jon Page.
For the full list of winners go to publishers.asn.au.