Indie Book Awards 2024 Shortlists Announced

Book Brief | Jan 2024

Australian independent booksellers have nominated their favourite Australian books, announcing their shortlist for the Indie Book Awards 2024!


Announced early in the award calendar year, The Indie Book Awards are now considered the forerunners of all major Australian book awards. The Awards cover the best Australian books in six categories: Fiction, Non-Fiction, Debut Fiction, Illustrated Non-Fiction, Children’s books (up to 12yo) and Young Adult (12+).

The Category Winners and the Overall Book of the Year Winner will be announced at a virtual awards event on Monday 25 March 2024.


The Shortlist books for the Indie Book Awards 2024 are:



Lola in he Mirror by Trent DaltonLola in the Mirror by Trent Dalton
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The Seven by Chris Hammer
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Edenglassie by Melissa Lucashenko
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The Bookbinder of Jericho by Pip Williams
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Wifedom by Anna FunderBright Shining by Julia Baird

Wifedom: Mrs Orwell’s Invisible Life by Anna Funder
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The Remarkable Mrs Reibey by Grantlee Kieza

Killing for Country: A Family Story by David Marr
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Salt River Road by Molly SchmidtGreen Dot by Madeleine Gray
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The Visitors by Jane Harrison
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Lenny Marks Gets Away With Murder by Kerryn Mayne
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Salt River Road by Molly Schmidt
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Paul Bangay by Paul Bangay
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The New Modernist House by Patricia Callan

The Bird Art of William T. Cooper by Wendy Cooper

Good Life Growing by Hannah Moloney
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Neil, the Amazing Sea Cucumber by Amelia McInerney, illustrated by Lucinda Gifford
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The Impossible Secret of Lillian Velvet by Jaclyn Moriarty

Silver Linings by Katrina Nannestad

Kimmi by Favel Parrett
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Saltwater Boy by Bradley ChristmasSaltwater Boy by Bradley Christmas
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Welcome to Sex by Dr Melissa Kang & Yumi Stynes

The Sinister Booksellers of Bath by Garth Nix

Stuck Up & Stupid by Angourie Rice & Kate Rice



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