Longlist for the 2023 Indie Book Awards

Established in 2008, the Indie Book Awards celebrate the best Australian writing; and who better to nominate and judge the best-of-the-best than indie booksellers! What makes indie booksellers uniquely placed to judge and recommend the best Aussie books of the past year, is their incredible passion and knowledge, their contribution to the cultural diversity of the Australian reading public, by recommending beyond the big brands, and above all, their love of quality writing. The Awards recognise and celebrate indie booksellers as the number one supporters of Australian authors.

Fiction Longlist

Limberlost by Robbie Arnott (Text Publishing)

Cold Enough for Snow by Jessica Au (Giramondo)

Horse by Geraldine Brooks (Hachette Australia)

The Tilt by Chris Hammer (Allen & Unwin) *

Salt and Skin by Eliza Henry-Jones (Ultimo Press)

The Sun Walks Down by Fiona McFarlane (Allen & Unwin)

Seeing Other People by Diana Reid (Ultimo Press)

The Seven Skins of Esther Wilding by Holly Ringland (Fourth Estate Australia)

Willowman by Inga Simpson (Hachette Australia) *

Everyone In My Family Has Killed Someone by Benjamin Stevenson (Michael Joseph Australia).

Books marked * have been reviewed in these pages.  To read our reviews, click on the title – WillowmanThe Tilt.  To read the QRC interview with Chris Hammer the author of The Tilt, click here.

For the complete longlists and information about the Indie Awards, go to – www.indiebookawards.com.au

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