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Nominations are now underway for the 2022 Indie Book Awards. All Australian independent booksellers are invited to nominate in this year’s awards, with booksellers already nominating their favourite Australian books of 2021.

Established in 2008, the Indie Book Awards celebrate the best Australian writing as nominated and selected by independent booksellers. The awards also recognise and celebrate the role independent booksellers play in promoting and nurturing Australian writing. Independent bookseller’s incredible passion and knowledge make them uniquely placed to judge and recommend the best Aussie books. This year's winners will join an illustrious list of previous winners including Tim Winton, Richard Flanagan, Charlotte Wood and Jane Harper to name just a few.

A longlist of 60 titles will be announced on 8 December. The shortlist will follow on 19 January 2022 with the winners to be announced at a virtual awards event on Monday 21 March 2022.

Leading Edge Retail are proud to continue their role in coordinating these awards in support of the wider industry. Leanne Kadareanu, Head of Books at Leading Edge Retail said ‘I have again been amazed at the resilience of booksellers working day in and day out, constantly adjusting and re-planning, getting creative in their approach through another turbulent year. Through all this, there has been a constant flow of excellent new Australian titles which independent booksellers have continued to champion’.

Independent bookstores who wish to participate in this year’s Indie Book Awards can register their interest at

Leading Edge Retail would like to gratefully acknowledge and thank the SPONSORS OF THE INDIE BOOK AWARDS 2022 CAMPAIGN: Shawline Publishing Group, Pan Macmillan, Affirm Press, Penguin Random House, Thames & Hudson, Simon & Schuster, Text Publishing and Awards partner Hachette.


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