Australia’s Most Underrated Books are named
by Clayton Wehner - October 17th, 2012
The Small Press Network announced this morning the shortlist for the first Most Underrated Book Award (MUBA) – a prize that was established earlier in 2012 to help showcase some of the outstanding books being published by small and independent publishers in Australia.
The MUBA, sponsored by Kobo, is the only literary prize in Australia to reward both the author and the publisher, with a Kobo Vox Tablet plus $250 book credit going to the winning author, and $1000 worth of free ebook conversions awarded to the publisher.
Director of Vendor Relations at Kobo, Malcolm Neil says: “So much of what happens in book publishing gets missed or hidden by the weight and noise from major publishing houses. Kobo loves these books and is excited to be part of a prize that clears away the noise and helps the reader find these gems.”
The Shortlist is:
- The Dark Wet by Jess Huon (Giramondo)
- I Hate Martin Amis et al. by Peter Barry (Transit Lounge)
- Two Steps Forward by Irma Gold (Affirm Press)
- The Cook by Wayne Macauley (Text Publishing)
The winner will be announced at the gala night literary debate and official launch of the first Independent Publishing Conference, at the Wheeler Centre November 8th.
Here’s a list of the books on the shortlist at Boomerang Books…
Here’s a list of the eBook versions of the shortlist at Booku…