INDIE BOOK AWARDS 2018 SHORTLIST January 23, 2018 – Posted in: Awards, Blog, Books

2018 is the celebration of 10 years of the Indie Book Awards. The Awards recognise and celebrate us, the indie booksellers as the number one supporters of Australian authors. Since the Awards began ten years ago, we have had a well-deserved reputation for picking the best of the best in Australian writing.

INDIE BOOK AWARDS 2018 SHORTLIST

FICTION SHORTLIST:

Force of Nature by Jane Harper (Pan Macmillan Australia)
The Choke by Sofie Laguna (Allen & Unwin)
On the Java Ridge by Jock Serong (Text Publishing)
City of Crows by Chris Womersley (Pan Macmillan Australia)

NON-FICTION SHORTLIST:

Working Class Man by Jimmy Barnes (HarperCollins Australia)
The Museum of Words by Georgia Blain (Scribe Publications)
Saga Land by Richard Fidler & Kari Gislason (ABC Books, HarperCollins Australia)
The Trauma Cleaner by Sarah Krasnostein (Text Publishing)

DEBUT FICTION SHORTLIST:

Wimmera by Mark Brandi (Hachette Australia)
Australia Day by Melanie Cheng (Text Publishing)
The Last Man in Europe by Dennis Glover (Black Inc.)
See What I Have Done by Sarah Schmidt (Hachette Australia)

ILLUSTRATED NON-FICTION SHORTLIST:

Maggie’s Recipe For Life by Maggie Beer with Professor Ralph Martins (Simon & Schuster Australia)
Cornersmith: Salads and Pickles by Alex Elliott-Howery & Sabine Spindler (Murdoch Books)
Native: Art & Design with Australian Plants by Kate Herd & Jela Ivankovic-Waters (Thames & Hudson Australia)
Beyond the Rock by Janelle McCulloch (Bonnier Publishing Australia)

CHILDREN’S SHORTLIST:

Pig the Star by Aaron Blabey (Scholastic Australia)
I’m Australian Too by Mem Fox & Ronojoy Ghosh (Illus) (Scholastic Australia)
Polly and Buster: The Wayward Witch and the Feelings Monster by Sally Rippin (Hardie Grant Egmont)
Nevermoor: The Trials of Morrigan Crow by Jessica Townsend (Hachette Australia)

YOUNG ADULT SHORTLIST:

Beautiful Mess by Claire Christian (Text Publishing)
Take Three Girls by Cath Crowley, Fiona Wood & Simmone Howell (Pan Macmillan Australia)
Untidy Towns by Kate O’Donnell (University of Queensland Press)
Wilder Country by Mark Smith (Text Publishing)

 

If you’d like to find out more information about the indie awards and the past winners you can click here: https://www.indiebookawards.com.au/

If you’d like to read about the individual books chosen our website has the books available: https://booksofbuderim.circlesoft.net/