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2021 Indie Book Awards – Shortlists

SHORTLIST ANNOUNCED FOR THE 2021 INDIE BOOK AWARDS Celebrating the best Australian writing  Australian independent booksellers are thrilled to announce their Shortlist for the Indie Book Awards 2021, their favourite Australian books published in 2020. Two of the category shortlists for the Indie Book Awards 2021 are:  FICTION All Our Shimmering Skies by Trent Dalton

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Indie Book Awards 2021

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

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Winner – 2020 Voss Literary Prize

The estate of Vivian Robert de Vaux Voss and the Australian University Heads of English are proud to announce the winner of the 2020 Voss Literary Prize: Tara June Winch, The Yield (Penguin Random House Australia)

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Voss Literary Prize 2020

The shortlist for the 2020 Voss Literary Prize has been announced. The shortlisted novels are: Crossings (Alex Landragin, Picador) The Rich Man’s House (Andrew McGahan, A&U) The Palace of Angels (Mohammed Massoud Morsi, Wild Dingo Press) The Trespassers (Meg Mundell, UQP) Exploded View (Carrie Tiffany, Text) The Yield (Tara June Winch, Hamish Hamilton). Crossings, The Rich Man’s House and The Palace of Angels

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The Barabara Jefferis Award 2020

Barbara Jefferis was a feminist, a founding member of the Australian Society of Authors, its first woman President and, in the words of Thomas Keneally, “a rare being amongst authors, being both a fine writer but also organisationally gifted. She was a professional and internationally published writer long before most of us dreamed of such

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2020 Booker Prize winner

The Scottish-American author Douglas Stuart has won the 2020 Booker Prize for his first novel, Shuggie Bain, a story based on his own life that follows a boy growing up in poverty in 1980s Glasgow with a mother who is battling addiction. Douglas Stuart was born and raised in Glasgow. After graduating from the Royal College

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