2022 Indie Book Awards shortlist

We are delighted to announce that the following titles have been shortlisted for the 2022 Indie Book Awards!

Fiction:
- Treasure and Dirt by Chris Hammer

Non-fiction:
Who Gets to Be Smart by Bri Lee
- Larrimah by Caroline Graham and Kylie Stevenson

Young Adult:
The Boy from the Mish by Gary Lonesborough

Children’s:
Dragon Skin by Karen Foxlee
- Somebody's Land: Welcome to Our Country by Adam Goodes & Ellie Laing, illustrated by David Hardy

The Category Winners and the Overall Book of the Year Winner will be announced at a virtual awards event on Monday 21 March.

The rest of the shortlists and more information can be found here.

Treasure and Dirt

by Chris Hammer

An unputdownable standalone thriller from the bestselling author of Scrublands.

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Who Gets to Be Smart

by Bri Lee

Bri Lee, best-selling and award-winning author of Eggshell Skull, asks Who gets to be smart? in this forensic and hard-hitting exploration of knowledge, power and privilege.

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Larrimah

by Caroline Graham and Kylie Stevenson

A dying town, a missing man. One of Australia's greatest mysteries - two whodunnits, twisted together.

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Dragon Skin

by Karen Foxlee

From the bestselling and multi-award-winning author of Lenny's Book of Everything comes a magical tale about a girl who saves a dragon and rescues her family.

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Somebody's Land: Welcome to Our Country

by Adam Goodes and Ellie Laing, illustrated by David Hardy

An accessible picture book for young children that introduces First Nations history and the term 'terra nullius' to a general audience, from Australian of the Year, community leader and anti-racism advocate Adam Goodes and political adviser and former journalist Ellie Laing, with artwork by Barkindji illustrator David Hardy.

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The Boy from the Mish

by Gary Lonesborough

A funny and heartwarming queer Indigenous YA novel, set in a rural Australian community, about seventeen-year-old Jackson finding the courage to explore who he is, even if it scares him.

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