A WHO'S WHO OF AUSTRALIAN LITERARY TALENT

Since its inception in 2008, the Indie Books Awards have picked the best of the best as their Book of the Year winner. The following titles have won the Award:

 

Breath by Tim Winton
The Happiest Refugee by Anh Do
Jasper Jones by Craig Silvey 
All That I Am by Anna Funder
The Light Between Oceans by M.L. Stedman
The Narrow Road to the Deep North by Richard Flanagan
The Bush by Don Watson

The Natural Way of Things by Charlotte Wood

The Dry by Jane Harper

Nevermoor: The Trials of Morrigan Crow by Jessica Townsend

Boy Swallows Universe by Trent Dalton

There Was Still Love by Favel Parrett

The Dictionary of Lost Words by Pip Williams

Love Stories by Trent Dalton

 

Many of the Indie Book Award-winning authors have gone on to win other major literary prizes. In 2014, The Narrow Road to the Deep North by Richard Flanagan won The Man Booker Prize for Fiction. In 2016, The Natural Way of Things by Charlotte Wood won the 2016 Stella Prize. In 2019, Boy Swallows Universe by Trent Dalton went onto win the NSW Premier’s Literary Awards People’s Choice and a record four ABIA Awards including Book of the Year.

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The Happies Refugee
9781742372624
9780143567516
9780143790952
Narrow Raod to the Deep North
9781926428697
9781760877071
9781925481372
Nevermoor
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There Was Still Love
The Dictionary of Lost Words
Love Stories