The shortlists for the 2017 Indie Book Awards has been announced, and we were quite pleased to see how many matched our selections for Best Books of 2016!
The Indies are awarded based on the books that independent booksellers (like us) most enjoyed selling over the year, so consider this prize ‘booksellers’ choice’.
The winners in each category, plus the overall winner, will be announced on Monday 20 March.
We have all books either in-stock or on their way, so get in touch if there’s a particular title you’d like to get your hands on. Enjoy the Indies!
The Shortlists for the Indie Book Awards 2017:
The Good People by Hannah Kent (Pan Macmillan Australia)
Truly Madly Guilty by Liane Moriarty (Pan Macmillan Australia)
Where the Trees Were by Inga Simpson (Hachette Australia)
The Last Painting of Sara de Vos by Dominic Smith (Allen & Unwin)
The Hate Race by Maxine Beneba Clarke (Hachette Australia)
Ghost Empire by Richard Fidler (ABC Books, HarperCollins Australia)
Fight Like a Girl by Clementine Ford (Allen & Unwin)
Everywhere I Look by Helen Garner (Text Publishing)
DEBUT FICTION SHORTLIST
The Birdman’s Wife by Melissa Ashley (Affirm Press)
The Midnight Watch by David Dyer (Penguin Books Australia)
The Dry by Jane Harper (Pan Macmillan Australia)
Goodwood by Holly Throsby (Allen & Unwin)
Circle by Jeannie Baker (Walker Books Australia)
Pig the Winner by Aaron Blabey (Scholastic Australia)
The 78-Storey Treehouse by Andy Griffiths & Terry Denton (Illus) (Pan Macmillan Australia)
Wormwood Mire by Judith Rossell (ABC Books, HarperCollins Australia)
YOUNG ADULT SHORTLIST
Words in Deep Blue by Cath Crowley (Pan Macmillan Australia)
Gemina by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff (Allen & Unwin)
The Road to Winter by Mark Smith (Text Publishing)
Our Chemical Hearts by Krystal Sutherland (Penguin Books Australia)