Indie Book Awards 2015 - Shortlist Announcement

26/03/2015 | by Group Marketing

Every December the 170 independent Australian booksellers that make up the Leading Edge Books group take stock of the year in books and nominate their favourite Australian titles for the Indie Book Awards shortlist.

The shortlist falls into four categories - fiction, non-fiction, debut fiction and children’s and YA books. Judges from the Leading Edge group of booksellers will select the Indie Book Award winner of each category and the Indie Book Awards overall winner is voted on by the group as a whole.


The Indie Book Awards shortlists for 2015 are as follows:



When the Night Comes by Favel Parrett (Hachette Australia)

Amnesia by Peter Carey (Penguin Books Australia)

Golden Boys by Sonya Hartnett (Penguin Books Australia)

The Rosie Effect by Graeme Simsion (Text Publishing)



This House of Grief by Helen Garner (Text Publishing)

Bush by Don Watson (Penguin Books Australia)

Where Song Began by Tim Low (Penguin Books Australia)

Cadence by Emma Ayres (ABC Books, HarperCollins Publishers Australia)



The 52-Storey Treehouse by Andy Griffiths and Terry Denton (illus)(Pan Macmillan Australia)

Pig the Pug by Aaron Blabey (Scholastic Australia)

Withering By Sea by Judith Rossell (ABC Books, HarperCollins Publishers Australia)

Laurinda by Alice Pung (Black Inc. Publishing)



Lost & Found by Brooke Davis (Hachette Australia)

Foreign Soil by Maxine Beneba Clark (Hachette Australia)

The Strays by Emily Bitto (Affirm Press)

After Darkness by Christine Piper (Allen & Unwin)


The Indie Book Awards category winners and the Indie Book Awards overall winner for 2015 will be announced at an event in Sydney on Wednesday 25th March 2015. For more info visit


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