After a page turn? The 2022 Indie Book Awards shortlist is here

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The shortlist for the Independent Book Award 2022 just announced. Created in 2008, the Indie Book Award aims to reward the best Australian talents, chosen by independent booksellers.

If you’re looking for new titles to add to your ever-growing pile to read, these nominations are a good place to start. Some of the greatest Australian authors you have read or heard of have already won an Indie Book Award. Famous alumni include Tim Winton with BreathAnh Do with The happiest refugee and Jane Harper with The dryto name a few.

In the list below, expect to see past winners such as Trent Dalton (Boy swallows the universe), Karen Foxlee (Lenny’s Book of Everything) and Hannah Kent (Burial rights) come back for new nominations.

It’s quite an exciting list of nominations. In case you want to try reading all the books before we reveal the winner in March, we’ve linked them all below.

Without further ado, here are the shortlisted books for the 2022 Indie Book Awards.

Indie Award Nominations for Fiction

Image: Allen & Unwin, Picador Australia, Hamish Hamilton and Hachette Australia

Indie Award Nominations for nonfiction

Nominated for non-fiction at the Indie Book Awards
Image: 4th Estate, Penguin and Allen & Unwin

Indie Award Nominations for First fiction

First Fiction Nominated
Image: HarperCollins, Ultimo Press and Viking

Indie Award Nominations for Illustrated non-fiction

Image: HarperCollins Australia, 4th Estate, Affirm Press and ABC Books AU

Indie Award Nominations for Children’s books

Children's Nominees
Image: Allen & Unwin, Lothian Children’s and ABC Books AU

Indie Award Nominations for Children’s books

Indie Book Award Nominees for Young Adult Fiction
Image: Allen & Unwin, Penguin, Lothian Children’s Books and Text Publishing

The Indie Book Award winners will be announced online March 21, 2022, so check back here to find out who won.