2019 Winners

Indie Book of the Year
Boy Swallows Universe by Trent Dalton (HarperCollins Australia)


Indie Book of the Year Fiction
Bridge of Clay by Markus Zusak (Picador Australia)


Indie Book of the Year Non-Fiction 

The Arsonist by Chloe Hooper (Penguin Random House Australia)

 

Indie Book of the Year Debut Fiction 

Boy Swallows Universe by Trent Dalton (HarperCollins Australia)

 

Indie Book of the Year Illustrated Non-Fiction

Marcia Langton: Welcome to Country by Marcia Langton (Hardie Grant Travel)


Indie Book of the Year Children's 

Lenny's Book of Everything by Karen Foxlee (Allen & Unwin)

 

Indie Book of the Year Young Adult

A Song Only I Can Hear by Barry Jonsberg (Allen & Unwin)

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Credit: Lyndon Mechielsen

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Credit: Hugh Stewart

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I am so unbelievably happy and so truly honoured that Boy Swallows Universe has won the Indie Book of the Year. This book comes from a very personal place for me, from the depths of my soul, and the wonderful indie booksellers put that story in the hands of Australian readers – this book would be nothing without those amazing booksellers. Thank you so much from the bottom of my full and humble heart.

- Trent Dalton, Indie Book of the Year Winner, Boy Swallows Universe