We are delighted to announce that the following titles have been shortlisted for the 2021 Indie Book Awards!
- Honeybee by Craig Silvey
- Truganini by Cassandra Pybus
- People of the River by Grace Karskens
- A Lonely Girl is a Dangerous Thing by Jessie Tu
- 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.
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.
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.
by Garth Nix
From the bestselling author of Angel Mage, this new fantasy adventure 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.