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Small Press Network’s MUBA 2016 shortlist announced

The Small Press Network (SPN) had announced the shortlist for this year’s Most Underrated Book Award (MUBA), sponsored by Booktopia.

The shortlisted titles are:

  • The Floating Garden (Emma Ashmere, Spinifex Press)
  • Clancy of the Undertow (Christopher Currie, Text)
  • A Man Made Entirely of Bats (Patrick Lenton, Spineless Wonders)
  • Creating Cities (Marcus Westbury, Niche Press)

The titles were chosen by a judging panel comprising author Toni Jordan, bookseller Megan O’Brien and Radio National’s ‘Books and Arts Daily’ producer Sarah L’Estrange.

The winner, who will receive a $500 cash prize from award sponsor Booktopia, will be announced at an event on 11 November at the Independent Publishing Conference in Melbourne.

Now in its fifth year, the award is designed to highlight titles that didn’t have the sales or recognition they deserved at the time of release.


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