The shortlist for the first annual Indie Booksellers Choice Awards has been revealed. The grand prize winners will receive a group display in independent bookstores across the country.
Melville House and Shelf Awareness co-sponsored the awards. Below, we’ve collected the full shortlist.
Participating booksellers can cast votes until May 20th to choose five grand prize winners. According to the press release, the winners will be announced on May 23rd at a ceremony in Housing Works Bookstore Cafe. The event will be hosted by comedian David Rees.
The Black History of the White House by Clarence Lusane (City Lights)
Contingency Plan by David K. Wheeler (TS Poetry)
The Instructions by Adam Levin (McSweeney’s)
The Lonely Polygamist by Brady Udall (W.W. Norton)
Matterhorn by Karl Marlantes (Grove/Atlantic)
Nox by Anne Carson (New Directions)
The Orange Eats Creeps by Grace Krilanovich (Two Dollar Radio)
Orion You Came and Took All My Marbles by Kira Henehan (Milkweed Editions)
The Report by Jessica Francis Kane (Graywolf)
The Singer’s Gun by Emily St. John Mandel (Unbridled)
Who Was Changed and Who Was Dead by Barbara Comyns (Dorothy)
The Windup Girl by Paolo Bacigalupi (Night Shade Books)
Wingshooters by Nina Revoyr (Akashic)