2021 Winners

Indie Book of the Year

The Dictionary of Lost Words by Pip Williams (Affirm Press)


Fiction

Honeybee by Craig Silvey (Allen & Unwin)

 

Non-Fiction
Phosphorescence by Julia Baird (Fourth Estate Australia)

 

Debut Fiction

The Dictionary of Lost Words by Pip Williams (Affirm Press)

 

Illustrated Non-Fiction

Plantopedia by Lauren Camilleri & Sophia Kaplan (Smith Street Books)

 

Children's

The Grandest Bookshop in the World by Amelia Mellor (Affirm Press)
 

Young Adult

This One is Ours by Kate O'Donnell (University of Queensland Press)

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Australian independent booksellers helped my novel thrive at a time when it seemed least likely. If I were in the business of giving out awards for outstanding achievement in 2020, independent booksellers would be at the top of the list. For this reason, it is a particularly special honour that The Dictionary of Lost Words has been chosen as the 2021 Indie Book of the Year.

- Pip Williams, Indie Book of the Year Winner, The Dictionary of Lost Words