It’s not a stretch to say that Australian independent bookshops changed my life. Back in 2011, Past the Shallows was hand-sold with love across the county by you guys and that literally set my career path in stone. I am so very grateful. There Was Still Love came straight from my heart and it means the absolute world to me win this award.
- Favel Parrett, Indie Book Awards 2020 Book of the Year, There Was Still Love
The Awards celebrate the enormous depth and range of literary talent in this nation. Previous winners include Tim Winton, Anh Do, Craig Silvey, Anna Funder, M.L. Stedman, Richard Flanagan & Don Watson.
KEY DATES 2021:
9 Dec 2020: Longlist announced
20 Jan 2021: Shortlist announced
22 Mar 2021: Winners announced