Steven Amsterdam was awarded The Age Book of the Year Prize for 2009 with his fiction work titled 'Things we didn't see coming'. The book is a well written debut with a dystopian, post-apocalytic theme. Check out Steven's webpage for more reviews.
The Indie Book award shortlist has also been announced. This is only the second year this award has been running. It awards books championed by independent booksellers and publishers in Australia. These are the books and categories for this year.
• Fiction – Jasper Jones, by Craig Silvey
• Debut Fiction – The Virtuoso by Sonia Orchard
• Non-Fiction – The Tall Man by Chloe Hooper
• Children’s Book – Pearl Verses the World by Sally Murphy, illustrated by Heather Potter.
The winner will be announced Monday 28 September 2009 and all are available on the library catalogue.