- Jane Harper, Indie Book Awards 2017 Book of the Year, The Dry
I've been overwhelmed by the way independent booksellers have embraced The Dry, hand-sold it
and championed debut Australian fiction. I know it has made a huge difference to the sales and word-of-mouth exposure for the book, because hundreds of readers have told me so, and for
that I am immensely grateful.
KEY DATES 2018:
6 Dec 2017: Longlist announced
15 Jan 2018: Shortlist announced
26 Mar 2018: Winners announced
Established in 2008 with the aim of creating a unique award recognising and rewarding the best Australian writing as chosen by Australian Independent Booksellers.
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 & Charlotte Wood.