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INDIE Awards - Shortlist for 2013

Posted February 05, 2013

INDIE Awards 2013

The Shortlist for the 2013 Australian Independent Bookseller Awards has been announced. Voted on by the independent booksellers of Australia, The Indie Awards have a proud tradition of picking the best of the best of Australian writing. All of the previous winners, Breath by Tim Winton, Jasper Jones by Craig Sylvie, The Happiest Refugee by Anh Do, All That I Am by Anna Funder, have gone on to win other major literary awards.

The 16 shortlisted titles were selected by panels of judges comprised of independent booksellers and avid readers. Independent booksellers from around the country will now vote on the shortlist, with the winners in each category, as well as the overall Book of the Year, to be announced on 25 March.


The 2013 shortlisted titles in each category are:

Nine Days (Toni Jordan, Text)
Lost Voices (Christopher Koch, Fourth Estate)
Questions of Travel (Michelle de Kretser, A&U)
The Mountain (Drusilla Modjeska, Vintage)
Lake Eyre (Paul Lockyer, ABC Books)
QF32 (Richard de Crespigny, Macmillan)
Sandakan (Paul Ham, William Heinemann)
The Essential Leunig: Cartoons from a Winding Path (Michael Leunig, Penguin)
The Light Between Oceans (M L Stedman, Vintage)
Eleven Seasons (Paul D Carter, A&U)
The Cartographer (Peter Twohig, Fourth Estate)
Secrets of the Tides (Hannah Richell)
The Convent (Maureen McCarthy, A&U)
The 26-Storey Treehouse (Andy Griffiths & Terry Denton, Pan)
Sea Hearts (Margo Lanagan, A&U)
Unforgotten (Tohby Riddle, A&U)
Good luck to the authors!

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