The Non-Fiction Book of the Year was won by Jim Davidson for A Three-Cornered Life: The Historian W K Hancock, and the Poetry Book of the Year was Starlight: 150 Poems by John Tranter. Well done, all!
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As I described in an earlier blog the Indie Award is chosen by independent Australian booksellers. There are four categories, with a winner in each category to be voted upon by the member booksellers. There will then be an overall Book of the year selected.
The short list has now been announced to the public and is as follows.
The Old School by PM Newton
Rocks in the Belly by Jon Bauer
Book of Lost Threads by Tess Evans
The Legacy by Kirsten Tranter
Bereft by Chris Womersley
That Deadman Dance by Kim Scott
Indelible Ink by Fiona McGregor
When Colts Ran by Roger McDonald
How to Make Gravy by Paul Kelly
The Happiest Refugee by Ahn Do
The Well at the World’s End by A J Mackinnon
Street Fight in Naples by Peter Robb
The Very Bad Book by Andy Griffiths
The Legend of the Golden Snail by Graeme Base
Mirror by Jeannie Baker
The Keepers Book 1: Museum of Thieves by Lian Tanner
When the winners of each category are announced and from that the overall winner chosen, we will blog again.
Set in the affluent suburbs of Sydney’s north shore, Indelible Ink is the story of 59 year old divorcee Marie. Faced with money and identity problems after divorcing her long time husband, Marie struggles to find her place in society and to mend her relationship with her children.
McGregor gives an honest account of the difficulties of growing older and the complexity of family relationships while using the beautiful backdrop of Sydney to create an intriguing novel. She tells the story from multiple perspectives and gives us an insight into each character.
A great novel for book clubs!