Jane Harper’s The Dry has been named Book of the Year and the Debut Fiction of the Year at the 2017 Indie Book Awards, presented at the Leading Edge Books Conference in Surfers Paradise on 20 March. Cath Crowley’s novel Words in Deep Blue also won the Young Adult Book of the Year. Wonderful news for two amazing authors and their superb books.
The Indie Book Awards are chosen by independent booksellers to reward and promote excellence in Australian writing. The overall winner receives $1000 and the category winners each receive $1000. The winners were chosen from a shortlist announced in December. For more information about the awards, visit the website here.
IN OTHER NEWS...
The Stella Prize 2017 shortlist has been announced and included among the celebrated Australian women author’s is An Isolated Incident by Emily Maguire published under Picador Australia. The judges commented “An Isolated Incident is a compelling story that considers the part the media plays in sensationalising crime, the plight of those whose lives are forever changed by an act of violence, and community acceptance of violence against women… Australian society’s attitudes towards violence against women are inevitably at the heart of this topical and accomplished novel.” The winning title will be announced on 18 April 2017.
5 MAY 2017
Join authors Sally Hepworth (The Mother's Promise) and Lisa Ireland (The Shape of Us) at Bookgrove for an in-conversation event.
EVENT TIME: 7:00 PM
1/73 The Terrace Ocean Grove VIC 3226
8 MAY 2017
Join Mia Freedman at Australian National University to hear her talk about her new book Work Strife Balance.
EVENT TIME: 6:00 PM
VENUE: Australian National University