2021 Indie Book Awards shortlist

We are delighted to announce that the following titles have been shortlisted for the 2021 Indie Book Awards!

Fiction:
- Honeybee by Craig Silvey

Non-fiction:
Truganini by Cassandra Pybus
- People of the River by Grace Karskens

Debut fiction:
A Lonely Girl is a Dangerous Thing by Jessie Tu

Young Adult:
Future Girl by Asphyxia
- Catch Me If I Fall by Barry Jonsberg
- The Left-Handed Booksellers of London by Garth Nix

In Praise of Veg
by Alice Zaslavsky (Murdoch Books) was also shortlisted under Illustrated Non-fiction.

The Category Winners and the Overall Book of the Year Winner will be announced at a virtual awards event on Monday 22 March.

The rest of the shortlists and more information can be found here.

Catch Me If I Fall

by Barry Jonsberg

Ashleigh and Aiden are thirteen-year-old twins who promise to always look out for each other. Aiden is more dedicated to the task than Ashleigh, but when it comes to matters of life and death, they both exhibit a fierce protectiveness that will change the course of their lives.

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A Lonely Girl is a Dangerous Thing

by Jessie Tu

Growing up is always hard, but especially when so many think you're a washed-up has-been at twenty-two.

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Truganini

by Cassandra Pybus

The haunting story of an extraordinary Aboriginal woman.

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People of the River

by Grace Karskens

A landmark history of Australia's first successful settler farming area, which was on the Hawkesbury-Nepean River. Award-winning historian Grace Karskens uncovers the everyday lives of ordinary people in the early colony, both Aboriginal and British.

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Future Girl

by Asphyxia

Future Girl explores what it means to come of age as a Deaf teenager, against the backdrop of a near-future Melbourne on the brink of environmental catastrophe.

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Honeybee

by Craig Silvey

The highly anticipated new novel by the bestselling author of Jasper Jones.

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The Left-Handed Booksellers of London

by Garth Nix

From the bestselling author of Angel Mage, this ABIA winner set in 1980s London follows one girl's quest to find her father, leading her to a secret society of magical fighting booksellers who police the mythical Old World when it disastrously intrudes into the modern world.

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