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.