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Most Underrated Book Award 2015 shortlist announced

The Small Press Network (SPN) has announced the shortlist for this year’s Most Underrated Book Award (MUBA).

The shortlisted titles are:

  • Isabelle of the Moon and Stars (S A Jones, UWAP)
  • The Grapple Annual No. 1 (ed by Duncan Felton, Grapple Publishing)
  • Funemployed: Life as an Artist in Australia (Justin Heazlewood, Affirm Press).

 

The winner will be announced on 20 November at a presentation at the Wheeler Centre as part of the SPN Independent Publishing Conference in Melbourne. The judges will be announced before the ceremony.

The MUBA aims to ‘shine a light on some of the outstanding titles that are released by small and independent Australian publishers that, for whatever reason, did not receive their fair dues when first released’. Last year, Jane Rawson won the award for A Wrong Turn at the Office of Unmade Lists (Transit Lounge).

For more information about the MUBA, visit the SPN website here.

 

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