Andy Griffiths' The 65-Storey Treehouse and Emily Bitto’s The Strays both feature in the Top 5 Books of 2015 in Readings Australia’s bestsellers list. Readings is an Australian independent retailer of books which operates five shops in Melbourne.
This concludes another year of successes for Andy Griffiths’ Treehouse Series which, according to Nielsen BookScan, was No.1 in Australia in 2015, has won the Flemish Children’s Jury Prize and has topped international bestsellers list. The next instalment in the Treehouse Series, The 78-Storey Treehouse is due to be published in August 2016.
It has also been a particularly exciting year for Emily Bitto’s début The Strays, which was chosen as the 2015 winner of the Stella Prize. It has been previously shortlisted for the Victorian Premier’s Literary Award for an Unpublished Manuscript, the New South Wales Premier’s Literary Awards and the Indie Awards.