Street Fight in Naples is one of the four Short listed books in the non-fiction category for the 2011 Indie Award. I haven’t read this book, but years ago I did read Midnight in Sicily, and Peter Robb is a writer who can really capture the imagination. If you are interested in Italy, art, history, political machinations, religion, taxation and culture or even just a few of those, get set for a gripping read. Max Oliver, a Sydney bookseller who reviewed Street Fight in Naples for Bookseller and Publisher magazine in November last year, said it isn’t an ‘easy’ read, but will reward those who are prepared to put in a little effort. The book is currently in hardback only, and is $50
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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.