Longlists announced for the Indie Book Awards 2017

Longlists for the 2017 Indie Book Awards have been revealed and we are absolutely thrilled to be represented in every category!

Fiction:
The Last Painting of Sara de Vos by Dominic Smith

Non-Fiction:
Fight Like a Girl by Clementine Ford

Debut Fiction:
The Memory Artist by Katherine Brabon
The Windy Season by Sam Carmody
Goodwood by Holly Throsby

Children's:
Artie and the Grime Wave by Richard Roxburgh

Young Adult:
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

The Last Painting of Sara de Vos

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.

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Fight Like A Girl

by Clementine Ford

Personal and fearless - a call to arms for feminists new, old and as yet unrealised by one of our most outspoken feminist writers.

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The Memory Artist

by Katherine Brabon

Winner of the Australian/Vogel's Literary Award 2016

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The Windy Season

by Sam Carmody

From an impressive new voice in Australian literature, a novel where safe harbour seems always just out of reach.

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Goodwood

by Holly Throsby

A delightful debut novel of secrets and small town obsessions from Australian musician and songwriter, Holly Throsby.

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Artie and the Grime Wave

by Richard Roxburgh

A fabulously funny madcap adventure from the multi-talented actor, director and writer Richard Roxburgh, now writing and illustrating books for children.

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Gemina

by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff

The exhilarating sequel to the New York Times bestselling and award-winning Illuminae.

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My Sister Rosa

by Justine Larbalestier

What if the most terrifying person you'd ever met was your ten-year old sister? A spine-chilling psychological thriller from one of Australia's finest YA authors.

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