The Small Press Network’s shortlist for the 2014 Most Underrated Book Award is
- Gardens of Fire: An Investigative Memoir (Robert Kenny, UWA Publishing, ISBN 9781742585109) See Jane Rawson’s review*
- A Wrong Turn at the Office of Unmade Lists (Jane Rawson, Transit Lounge, ISBN 9781921924439) see my review and a Sensational Snippet and Meet the Author here.
- Holy Bible (Vanessa Russell, Sleepers Publishing, ISBN 9781742706269).
* This is a first for this blog: a link to a review by one of the other shortlisted authors!
The winner will be announced on 13 November.
As it says on the Small Press Network (SPN) website:
The shortlisted writers represent three of the original and worthy voices to be published by independent Australian publishers in the 2013 calendar year. These books show excellence in their genre and demonstrate quality of writing, editorial integrity and production. They have been overlooked for other prizes and have not generated the sales they deserve for any number of reasons other than the great quality of the products.
I’ve only read one of these, but if that’s any indication of the standard, these are excellent books.
Congratulations to all the authors, editors, publishers and cover designers – these small publishers put the cover designers of the big houses to shame!