Book AwardsThe Indie Book Award Longlist

Works (167)

The Coconut Children by Vivian Pham [2021]
The Dictionary of Lost Words by Pip Williams [2021]
The Grandest Bookshop in the World by Amelia Mellor [2021]
The Happiest Man on Earth: The Beautiful Life of an Auschwitz Survivor by Eddie Jaku [2021]
The Left-Handed Booksellers of London by Garth Nix [2021]
A Lonely Girl is a Dangerous Thing by Jessie Tu [2021]
The Morbids by Ewa Ramsey [2021]
Phosphorescence: On Awe, Wonder, and Things That Sustain You When the World Goes Dark by Julia Baird [2021]
A Room Made of Leaves by Kate Grenville [2021]
The Survivors by Jane Harper [2021]
Artie and the Grime Wave by Richard RoxburghChildren’s, 2017
The Better Son by Katherine Jane JohnsonFiction, 2017
Between a Wolf and a Dog by Georgia BlainFiction, 2017
The Bone Sparrow by Zana FraillonChildren’s, 2017
The Boy Behind the Curtain by Tim WintonNonfiction, 2017
Breathing Under Water by Sophie HardcastleYoung adult, 2017
Charlie and the war against the grannies by Alan BroughChildren’s, 2017
The Easy Way Out by Steven AmsterdamFiction, 2017
An isolated incident by Emily MaguireFiction, 2017
The memory artist by Katherine BrabonDebut fiction, 2017
Molly and Mae: A Friendship Journey by Danny ParkerChildren’s, 2017
Music and freedom by Zoe MorrisonDebut fiction, 2017
My Sister Rosa by Justine LarbalestierYoung adult, 2017
One would think the deep by Claire ZornYoung adult, 2017
The other side of summer by Emily GaleYoung adult, 2017
Penguin the Magpie: The Odd Little Bird Who Saved a Family by Cameron BloomNonfiction, 2017
Ruins by Rajith SavanadasaDebut fiction, 2017
The Rules of Backyard Cricket by Jock SerongFiction, 2017
The Sidekicks by Will KostakisYoung adult, 2017
Skylarking by Kate MildenhallDebut fiction, 2017
Songs of a War Boy by Deng Thiak AdutNonfiction, 2017
Talking to my country by Stan GrantNonfiction, 2017
Tell the Truth, Shame the Devil by Melina MarchettaFiction, 2017
The Toymaker by Liam PieperDebut fiction, 2017
True Girt: The Unauthorised History of Australia by David HuntNonfiction, 2017
Welcome to Country by Aunty Joy MurphyChildren’s ∙ 2017
What do they do with all the poo from all of the animals at the zoo? by Anh DoChildren’s, 2017
When Michael met Mina by Randa Abdel-FattahYoung adult, 2017
The Windy Season by Sam CarmodyDebut fiction, 2017
Working Class Boy by Jimmy BarnesNonfiction, 2017
Call of the Reed Warbler: A New Agriculture, A New Earth by Charles MassyNonfiction, 2018
Cornersmith: Salads and Pickles: Vegetables with More Taste & Less Waste by Alex Elliott-HoweryIllustrated nonfiction, 2018
Danger music : how teaching the cello to children in Afghanistan led to a self-discovery almost too hard to bear by Eddie AyresNonfiction, 2018
The Dark Lake by Sarah BaileyDebut fiction, 2018
Detours by Tim RogersNonfiction, 2018
Draekora by Lynette NoniYoung adult, 2018
Dreamscapes: Inspiration and Beauty in Gardens Near and Far by Claire TakacsIllustrated nonfiction, 2018
The Extremely Inconvenient Adventures of Bronte Mettlestone by Jaclyn MoriartyChildren’s, 2018
Ferment: A Guide to the Ancient Art of Culturing Foods, from Kombucha to Sourdough (Fermented Foods Cookbooks, Food Preservation, Fermenting Recipes) by Holly DavisIllustrated nonfiction, 2018
Finding Nevo by Nevo ZisinYoung adult, 2018
First Person by Richard FlanaganFiction, 2018
First, We Make the Beast Beautiful: A New Journey Through Anxiety by Sarah WilsonNonfiction, 2018
Florette by Anna WalkerChildren’s, 2018
Flowersmith: How to Handcraft and Arrange Enchanting Paper Flowers by Jennifer TranIllustrated nonfiction, 2018
Half wild by Pip SmithDebut fiction, 2018
Hummus and Co: Middle Eastern food to fall in love with by Michael RantissiIllustrated nonfiction, 2018
The Inaugural Meeting of the Fairvale Ladies Book Club by Sophie GreenDebut fiction, 2018
The Life to Come by Michelle De KretserFiction, 2018
A Long Way from Home by Peter CareyFiction, 2018
Mopoke by Philip BuntingChildren’s ∙ 2018
Mrs Kelly by Grantlee KiezaNonfiction, 2018
My Life as a Hashtag by Gabrielle WilliamsYoung adult, 2018
Ostro: The Pleasure That Comes from Slowing Down and Cooking with Simple Ingredients by Julia Busuttil NishimuraIllustrated nonfiction, 2018
Paris: Through a Fashion Eye by Megan HessIllustrated nonfiction, 2018
The Passage of Love by Alex MillerFiction, 2018
The Secret Science of Magic by Melissa KeilYoung adult, 2018
The Secrets She Keeps by Michael RobothamFiction, 2018
The Silent Invasion by James BradleyYoung adult, 2018
Sparrow by Scot GardnerDebut fiction, 2018
Storyland by Catherine MckinnonDebut fiction, 2018
Taboo by Kim ScottFiction, 2018
Tales from a Tall Forest by Shaun MicallefChildren’s, 2018
Terra Nullius by Claire G. ColemanDebut fiction, 2018
To become a whale by Ben HobsonDebut fiction, 2018
Tracker: Stories of Tracker Tilmouth by Alexis WrightNonfiction, 2018
The Very Noisy Baby by Alison LesterChildren’s, 2018
Axiomatic by Maria TumarkinNonfiction, 2019
The Barefoot Investor for Families by Scott PapeNonfiction, 2019
Boys Will be Boys by Clementine FordNonfiction, 2019
Butterfly on a Pin by Alannah HillNonfiction, 2019
Cedar Valley by Holly ThrosbyFiction, 2019
The children's house by Alice NelsonFiction, 2019
The Clockmaker's Daughter by Kate MortonFiction, 2019
The earth does not get fat by Julia PrendergastDebut fiction, 2019
Flames by Robbie ArnottDebut fiction, 2019
The Fragments by Toni JordanFiction, 2019
The helpline by Katherine ColletteDebut fiction, 2019
The Lost Flowers of Alice Hart by Your MumDebut fiction, 2019
The Lucky Galah by Tracy SorensenDebut fiction, 2019
Nine Perfect Strangers by Liane MoriartyFiction, 2019
The Other Wife by Michael RobothamFiction, 2019
The Ruin by Dervla McTiernanDebut fiction, 2019
The Ship That Never Was: The Greatest Escape Story Of Australian Colonial History by Adam CourtenayNonfiction, 2019
Teacher by Gabrielle StroudNonfiction, 2019
Act of Grace by Anna KrienDebut Fiction, 2020
Against All Odds by Craig ChallenNon-Fiction, 2020
I am change by Suzy ZailYoung adult, 2020
Aurora Rising by Amie KaufmanYoung adult, 2020
Australian Designers at Home by Rose-Innes JennyIllustrated nonfiction, 2020
Australian modern : the architecture of Stephenson & Turner by Philip GoadIllustrated nonfiction, 2020
Back on Track: How one man and his dogs are changing the lives of rural kids by Bernie ShakeshaftNon-Fiction, 2020
Banking Bad: How Corporate Greed and Broken Governance Failed Australia by Adele FergusonNon-Fiction, 2020
Ben Quilty (MacMillan Mini-Art) by Ben QuiltyIllustrated nonfiction, 2020
A Constant Hum by Alice BishopDebut Fiction, 2020
Crossings by Alex LandraginDebut Fiction, 2020
Damascus by Christos TsiolkasFiction, 2020
The Glimme by Emily RoddaChildren’s, 2020
Hitch by Kathryn HindDebut Fiction, 2020
How It Feels to Float by Helena FoxYoung adult, 2020
The Illustrated Encyclopaedia of Ugly Animals by Sami BaylyChildren’s, 2020
In An Australian Light by Jo TurnerIllustrated nonfiction, 2020
Invisible Boys by Holden SheppardYoung adult ∙ 2020
Land of Fences by Mark SmithYoung adult, 2020
The Leaf Supply Guide to Creating Your Indoor Jungle by Lauren CamilleriIllustrated nonfiction, 2020
Maybe the Horse Will Talk by Elliot PerlmanFiction, 2020
Mr Chicken All Over Australia by Leigh HobbsChildren’s, 2020
The rip by Mark BrandiFiction, 2020
See What You Made Me Do: Power, Control and Domestic Violence by Jess HillNon-Fiction, 2020
Silver by Chris HammerFiction, 2020
Six Minutes by Petronella McGovernDebut Fiction, 2020
Thirty Thousand Bottles of Wine and a Pig Called Helga: A not-so-perfect tree change by Todd AlexanderNon-Fiction, 2020
This Is How We Change the Ending by Vikki WakefieldYoung adult, 2020
Tilly by Jane GodwinChildren’s, 2020
A Trip to the Beach by Gwyn PerkinsChildren’s, 2020
Warndu Mai (Good Food): Introducing native Australian ingredients to your kitchen by Rebecca SullivanIllustrated nonfiction, 2020
Weapon by Lynette NoniYoung adult, 2020
The White Girl by Tony BirchFiction, 2020
Yellow Notebook: Diaries Volume I, 1978-1986 by Helen GarnerNon-Fiction, 2020
The Yield by Tara June WinchFiction, 2020
All Our Shimmering Skies by Trent DaltonFiction ∙ 2021
Aurora Burning by Amie KaufmanYoung adult ∙ 2021
Beatrix Bakes by Natalie PaullIllustrated nonfiction ∙ 2021
The Bluffs by Kyle PerryDebut fiction, 2021
I Catch Killers: The Life and Many Deaths of a Homicide Detective by Gary JubelinNonfiction, 2021
Catch Me If I Fall by Barry JonsbergYoung adult, 2021
The Erasure Initiative by Lili WilkinsonYoung adult, 2021
Fire Country by Victor SteffensenNonfiction, 2021
The flying kangaroo : 100 years of Qantas by Neil Montagnana-WallaceIllustrated nonfiction, 2021
Future Girl by AsphyxiaYoung adult ∙ 2021
Golden Daze by Sean DohertyIllustrated nonfiction, 2021
The Golden Maze: A Biography of Prague by Richard FidlerNonfiction ∙ 2021
The Good Turn by Dervla McTiernanFiction ∙ 2021
The Hunted by Gabriel BergmoserDebut fiction, 2021
Infinite Splendours by Sofie Laguna2021
Kokomo by Victoria HannanDebut fiction, 2021
The Last Lighthouse Keeper by John CookNonfiction, 2021
The Living Sea of Waking Dreams: A novel by Richard FlanaganFiction, 2021
Loner by Georgina YoungYoung adult, 2021
The Lost Soul Atlas by Zana FraillonYoung adult, 2021
The Loudness of Unsaid Things by Hilde HintonDebut fiction, 2021
Mammoth by Chris FlynnFiction ∙ 2021
Migrations by Charlotte McConaghyFiction, 2021
None Shall Sleep by Ellie MarneyYoung adult, 2021
People of the River: Lost Worlds of Early Australia by Grace KarskensNonfiction, 2021
Plantopedia: The Definitive Guide to Houseplants by Lauren CamilleriIllustrated nonfiction ∙ 2021
Respect by Aunty Fay MuirChildren’s, 2021
Rivers by Ian HoskinsIllustrated nonfiction, 2021
Sam Bloom: Heartache & Birdsong by Samantha BloomIllustrated nonfiction, 2021
Searching for Charlotte: The Fascinating Story of Australia's First Children's Author by Kate ForsythNonfiction, 2021
Sheerwater by Leah SwannDebut fiction, 2021
Song of the Crocodile by Nardi Simpson2021
Stalin's Wine Cellar by John BakerNonfiction, 2021
This One Is Ours by Kate O'DonnellYoung adult, 2021
To Asia, With Love: Everyday Asian Recipes and Stories From the Heart by Hetty McKinnonIllustrated nonfiction, 2021
The Tolstoy Estate by Steven ConteFiction ∙ 2021
Truganini: Journey Through the Apocalypse by Cassandra PybusNonfiction ∙ 2021
The Year the Maps Changed by Danielle BinksChildren’s, 2021