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.