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Indie Book Awards shortlist announced (with just a tiny bit of help from Eddie McGuire)

The shortlist for the tenth Indie Book Awards has been announced. The winners will be announced on March 26, 2018 in Hobart.

FICTION SHORTLIST

Force of Nature by Jane Harper (Pan Macmillan Australia)
The Choke by Sofie Laguna (Allen & Unwin)
On the Java Ridge by Jock Serong (Text Publishing)
City of Crows by Chris Womersley (Pan Macmillan Australia)

NON-FICTION SHORTLIST

Working Class Man by Jimmy Barnes (HarperCollins Australia) READ BARNES ON WORKING CLASS VICTIMS HERE 
The Museum of Words by Georgia Blain (Scribe Publications)
Saga Land by Richard Fidler (ABC Books, HarperCollins Australia)
The Trauma Cleaner by Sarah Krasnostein (Text Publishing)

DEBUT FICTION SHORTLIST

Wimmera by Mark Brandi (Hachette Australia) READ HOW EDDIE MCGUIRE HELPED BRANDI (ABOVE) WRITE THE BOOK HERE
Australia Day by Melanie Cheng (Text Publishing)
The Last Man in Europe by Dennis Glover (Black Inc.)
See What I Have Done by Sarah Schmidt (Hachette Australia) READ AN EXTRACT FROM THE BOOK HERE

ILLUSTRATED NON-FICTION SHORTLIST:

Maggie’s Recipe For Life by Maggie Beer with Professor Ralph Martins (Simon & Schuster Australia)
Cornersmith: Salads and Pickles by Alex Elliott-Howery & Sabine Spindler (Murdoch Books)
Native: Art & Design with Australian Plants by Kate Herd & Jela Ivankovic-Waters (Thames & Hudson Australia)
Beyond the Rock by Janelle McCulloch (Bonnier Publishing Australia)

CHILDREN’S SHORTLIST:

Pig the Star by Aaron Blabey (Scholastic Australia)
I’m Australian Too by Mem Fox & Ronojoy Ghosh (Illus) (Scholastic Australia)
Polly and Buster: The Wayward Witch and the Feelings Monster by Sally Rippin (Hardie Grant Egmont)
Nevermoor: The Trials of Morrigan Crow by Jessica Townsend (Hachette Australia)

YOUNG ADULT SHORTLIST:

Beautiful Mess by Claire Christian (Text Publishing)
Take Three Girls by Cath Crowley, Fiona Wood & Simmone Howell (Pan Macmillan Australia)
Untidy Towns by Kate O’Donnell (University of Queensland Press)
Wilder Country by Mark Smith (Text Publishing)

The category winners and the overall ‘Book of the Year’ winner will be announced on Monday 26 March, in Hobart.

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