Longlists for the 2017 Indie Book Awards have been revealed and we are absolutely thrilled to be represented in every category!
The Last Painting of Sara de Vos by Dominic Smith
Fight Like a Girl by Clementine Ford
The Memory Artist by Katherine Brabon
The Windy Season by Sam Carmody
Goodwood by Holly Throsby
Artie and the Grime Wave by Richard Roxburgh
Gemina by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff
My Sister Rosa by Justine Larbalestier
The Indie Book Awards were established in 2008 with the aim of creating a unique award recognising and rewarding the best Australian writing as chosen by Australian Independent Booksellers. Independent booksellers of Australia, affectionately termed 'indies', have a deserved reputation for choosing the best in Australian writing. These books often go on to be bestsellers and win other major literary awards. Previous Allen & Unwin winners include The Natural Way of Things by Charlotte Wood, The Happiest Refugee by Anh Do and Jasper Jones by Craig Silvey.
The Shortlist will be announced on 16 January 2017, with the Category Winners and the Overall Book of the Year Winner being announced at the Leading Edge Books 2017 Conference on Monday, 20th March 2017.
Find out more about the Awards and see the full longlists at indiebookawards.com.au
by Dominic Smith
A dazzling and mesmerising story that charts the collision course between a rare landscape by a female Dutch painter of the golden age, an inheritor of the work in 1950s Manhattan, and a celebrated art historian who painted a forgery of it in her youth. A literary novel of breathtaking scope, ambition and achievement.