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Australian Book Industry Awards 2018 Winners! Announced May 3rd at Sydney international Convention Centre

Alexis Wright wins 2018 Stella Prize for Tracker

Congratulations to all booksellers and publishers who were presented with the LEB Conference 2018 Awards on Monday, 26th March in Hobart.

Australian Independent Booksellers are thrilled to announce Nevermoor: The Trials of Morrigan Crow by Jessica Townsend (Hachette Australia) as their favourite Australian book from last year and the winner of The Indie Book Awards 2018 Book of the Year. This is the first time a children’s book has won the overall award, made even extra special given 2018 marks the tenth year of the awards.

Stella is delighted to announce the 2018 Stella Prize shortlist of extraordinary books by Australian women.

In a year when women’s voices are demanding to be heard, the 2018 Stella Prize shortlist showcases the power and diversity of writing by women in Australia. The determination required to create change, and the political necessity of telling our own stories, shines through in the fiction and nonfiction of this year’s list. The prominence of books by smaller independent publishers speaks to the vibrancy of Australian publishing, and the shortlist as a whole is a testament to the potency of women’s writing in Australia today.

PRH Literary Prize winner announced 9 Feb 2018

Australian independent booksellers, members of Leading Edge Books, are thrilled to announce their Shortlist for the Indie Book Awards 2018, for the best Australian books published in 2017!

The Category Winners and the Overall ‘Book of the Year’ Winner will be announced on Monday 26 March, 2018 at the Leading Edge Books Annual Conference Awards Dinner to be held in Hobart, TAS.

Australian independent booksellers, members of Leading Edge Books, are thrilled to announce their Longlist for the Indie Book Awards 2018!

Lincoln in the Bardo by George Saunders is named winner of the 2017 Man Booker Prize for Fiction. Lincoln in the Bardo is the first full-length novel from George Saunders, internationally renowned short story writer.

Josephine Wilson’s Extinctions wins 2017 Miles Franklin Literary Award

Make a date with a book.

Thursday September 14 2017

Pick up a book and read for just one hour on your own or with your children.

Indigenous Literacy Day is a national celebration of Indigenous culture, stories, language and literacy. Through activities on the day, the ILF focus their attention on the disadvantages experienced in remote communities and encourage the rest of Australia to raise funds and advocate for more equal access to literacy resources for remote communities.

Penguin Random House Australia announces the establishment of the inaugural Penguin Random House Australia Literary Prize.

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2017 Miles Franklin Award Shortlist Announced

The winner of the 2017 Stella Prize is Heather Rose for her novel The Museum of Modern Love.

Australian Independent Booksellers are thrilled to announce The Dry by Jane Harper as their favourite Australian book from last year and the winner of The Indie Book Awards 2017 Book of the Year.

The Indie Book Awards celebrate the best of Australian writing as chosen by independent booksellers, members of Leading Edge Books, and the role indie booksellers play in supporting Australian writers and publishing.

Congratulations to all Shortlisted authors and their publishers!

We look forward to the announcement of the Indie Books Awards Book of the Year and Category Winners at the Leading Edge Books Conference on 20th March.