The 2013 Indie Awards Shortlist Announced

The Shortlist for the 2013 Australian Independent Bookseller Awards (The Indie Awards) has been announced. The Indie Awards are voted on by the independent booksellers of Australia and have a proud tradition of picking the best of the best of Australian writing.

The shortlist is:


Nine Days by Toni Jordan (Text)
Lost Voices by Christopher Koch (HarperCollins)
Questions of Travel by Michelle de Kretser (Allen & Unwin)
The Mountain by Drusilla Modjeska (Random House)


Lake Eyre by Paul Lockyer (HarperCollins)
QF32 by Richard de Crespigny (Macmillan)
Sandakan by Paul Ham (Random House)
The Essential Leunig: Cartoons from a Winding Path by Michael Leunig (Penguin)

Debut Fiction

The Light Between Oceans by M.L. Stedman (Random House)
Eleven Seasons by Paul D. Carter (Allen & Unwin)
The Cartographer by Peter Twohig (HarperCollins)
Secrets of the Tides by Hannah Richell (Hachette Little Brown)


The Convent by Maureen McCarthy (Allen & Uwnin)
The 26-Storey Treehouse by Andy Griffiths and Terry Denton (Macmillan)
Sea Hearts by Margo Lanagan (Allen & Unwin)
Unforgotten by Tohby Riddle (Allen & Unwin)

Congratulations to all the shortlisted authors!

The winner of each category and the overall Indie Book of the Year will be announced at an event on Monday, 25 March 2013.