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Most Underrated Book Award 2017 shortlist announced

The Small Press Network (SPN) has announced the shortlist for the 2017 Most Underrated Book Award.

The shortlisted titles are:

  • The Island Will Sink (Briohny Doyle, Brow Books)
  • The Invisible War (Ailsa Wild, Briony Barr, Gregory Crocetti, Ben Huchings & Jeremy Barr, Scale Free Network)
  • Loopholes (Susan McCreery, Spineless Wonders)
  • Horse Island (Christina Kennedy, Zabriskie Books).

Now in its sixth year, the Most Underrated Book Award ‘celebrates hidden gems—engaging and creative books across all genres that deserve to reach a wider audience’.

This year’s shortlist includes fiction, micro-fiction, nonfiction and a graphic novel and ‘highlights the diverse, risk-taking and creative work being published by independent publishers’, said SPN.

The winner will be announced in Melbourne on 17 November at a special edition of the Wheeler Centre’s ‘Next Big Thing’ series during SPN’s Independent Publishing Conference.


Category: Awards Local news