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News  •  8 December 2021


Indie Book Awards 2022 longlist announced

Congratulations to our five authors who have been longlisted for the awards.

We’re excited to announce a number of our titles have been selected for the longlist for the Indie Book Awards 2022.

Once There Were Wolves by Charlotte McConaghy has been selected for the fiction longlist, while Toxic: The Rotting Underbelly of the Tasmania Salmon Industry by Richard Flanagan has been named in the non-fiction longlist.

Lyn Yeowart has been longlisted for her first novel, The Silent Listener, in the debut fiction category. 

In the young adult category, both Prison Healer by Lynette Noni and House of Hollow by Krystal Sutherland have been longlisted.  

‘We are excited to announce the Longlist for the Indie Book Awards 2022. Despite another turbulent year there has been a constant flow of excellent new Australian titles which independent booksellers continue to champion,’ Head of Books at Leading Edge Retail and proud facilitator of the awards, Leanne Kadareanu, said in a statement.

‘Throughout, we have been amazed at the creative resilience of booksellers, never stopping what they do best — recommending the best books with heart and passion. This year’s Indie Book Awards Longlist celebrates booksellers’ favourite Australian titles of the last year.’

Congratulations to all our longlisted authors! The shortlist will be announced on 19 January 2022 with the winners of each category announced in March.

Featured Titles

Once There Were Wolves

**A Journey into the Wild and the Human Heart**

From the author of the international bestseller Migrations comes a pulse-pounding new novel set in the wild Scottish Highlands

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Is Tasmanian salmon one big lie?
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The Silent Listener
'A wickedly dark debut - haunting and unputdownable.' Christian White, author of The Nowhere Child
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The Prison Healer
'Lynette Noni is a masterful storyteller. A must-read for any fantasy lover!' SARAH J. MAAS, #1 New York Times Bestselling Author
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House of Hollow
A New York Times Bestseller! An Instant Indie Bestseller! 'This dark, deliciously twisted novel has everything you could hope for as a reader – a brilliant concept, glamorous characters with secrets to hide, immersive world-building, and some of the finest writing I’ve seen in YA fiction. I’ll put it like this – I am obsessed with House of Hollow.’ Louise O'Neill, author of Printz Honor Book, Asking For It
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