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‘The Natural Way of Things’ wins Indie Book of the Year for 2016

The Natural Way of Things by Charlotte Wood (A&U) has been named Indie Book of the Year at the 2016 Indie Book Awards, presented by Leading Edge Books in Sydney on 23 March.

Wood also won the award for Best Fiction. The Best Nonfiction award went to Reckoning: A Memoir by Magda Szubanski (Text), Best Debut Fiction to Salt Creek by Lucy Treloar (Picador), Best Children’s to The Bad Guys, Episode 1 by Aaron Blabey (Scholastic) and Best Young Adult to Cloudwish by Fiona Wood (Macmillan).

Wood said in a statement: ‘I’m so thrilled to win this prize, and to be shortlisted among so many of our country’s finest writers. None of my books would have had a life without the years of support I’ve had from Australian independent booksellers. My writing life is made possible by these avid readers and recommenders of books, and I’m profoundly grateful.’

The Indie Book Awards are selected by independent booksellers. This year’s shortlists can be viewed here.

Last year’s Indie Book of the Year was The Bush by Don Watson (Hamish Hamilton). For more information about the awards, click here.


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