2019 Indie Book Awards winners

Chosen by Australian Independent Booksellers, these unique awards celebrate the enormous depth and range of literary talent in this nation. We are thrilled to have two winners at this year's Indie Book Awards, in the Children's and Young Adult categories, congratulations to Karen Foxlee and Barry Jonsberg! 


  • Lenny's Book of Everything by Karen Foxlee (pictured)

Young Adult:

  • A Song Only I Can Hear by Barry Jonsberg

The winners were announced on at the Leading Edge Books Annual Conference Awards Dinner on March 18. 

Further information on all the winners can be found on the Indie Book Awards website.

Lenny's Book of Everything

by Karen Foxlee

Our mother had a dark heart feeling. Lenny's younger brother has a rare form of gigantism and while Lenny's fiercely protective, it isn't always easy being the sister of 'the giant'. A book about finding good in the bad that will break your heart while raising your spirits in the way that only a classic novel can.

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A Song Only I Can Hear

by Barry Jonsberg

Rob has a huge crush on the new girl at school. But Rob is painfully shy and suffers severe panic attacks. How is her heart to be won? Another wonderful and heart-warming comedy drama from the award-winning author of My Life as an Alphabet.

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