The longlist for the Indie Book Awards 2017 was announced yesterday.
From the website:
The Indie Awards differ from other literary awards because they are chosen by independent booksellers who are renowned for their love of books and reading, support new and emerging Australia authors and foster a love of quality writing.
The Shortlist will be announced on 16 January 2017, with the Category Winners and the Overall Book of the Year Winner being announced at the Leading Edge Books 2017 Conference on Monday, 20th March 2017 at the Marriott, Surfers Paradise.
The list of previous winners is pretty impressive and includes Anna Funder’s All that I am and M. L. Stedman’s The light Between Oceans.