Indie Awards!

Look you guys, we all know there’s not a lot of material to mine from announcing some book prize shortlist.  You get it, I get it, let’s just get to it.  So!  Here is the shortlist for the 2012 indie awards!


  • Caleb’s Crossing by Geraldine Brooks
  • The Street Sweeper by Elliot Perlman
  • Foal’s Bread by Gillian Mears
  • Five Bells by Gail Jones


  • Worse Things Happen at Sea by William McInnes and Sarah Watt
  • Notebooks by Betty Churcher
  • After Words: Post-Prime Ministerial Speeches by Paul Keating
  • A Private Life by Michael Kirby

 Debut Fiction

  • Past the Shallows by Favel Parrett
  • All That I Am by Anna Funder
  • The Roving Party by Rohan Wilson
  • Watercolours by Adrienne Ferreira

 Children’s Books

  • The Jewel Fish of Karnak by Graeme Base
  • The Little Refugee by Anh and Suzanne Do (illustrated by Bruce Whatley)
  • The Coming of the Whirlpool: Ship Kings Book One by Andrew McGahan
  • The 13-Storey Treehouse by Andy Griffiths and Terry Denton

Are you guys excited?   The best thing about it is that our lovely boss Margaret gets a vote!  So, not to put too fine a point on it but, I’m pretty open to bribes if any nominated authors are reading this.

Love you guys xoxo


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