March 19 – March 26, 2009 Edition

Indies Choice Finalists
Are Key to What Is Selling

NEW YORK, NY–Authorlink News/03/19/09–The Indies Choice Book Awards, formerly the BookSense Book Awards, have announced their finalists in 7 categories. For writers, the list gives great clues to what’s selling in the marketplace. The awards are sponsored by the American Booksellers Association, the national trade association for independent booksellers.

Owners and staff at all American Booksellers Association bookstores will vote for their favorites from these finalists. Winners will be celebrated in May at Book Expo America. Let Authorlink know your favorites from the Finalists list:

Best Indie Buzz Book (Fiction)

City of Thieves, by David Benioff The Given Day, by Dennis Lehane The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society, by Mary Ann Shaffer & Annie Barrows Netherland, by Joseph O’Neill People of the Book, by Geraldine Brooks Unaccustomed Earth, by Jhumpa Lahiri

Best Conversation Starter (Nonfiction)

American Buffalo, by Steven Rinella The Forever War, by Dexter Filkins Hurry Down Sunshine, by Michael Greenberg A Voyage Long and Strange, by Tony Horwitz What I Talk About When I Talk About Running, by Haruki Murakami The Wordy Shipmates, by Sarah Vowell

Best Author Discovery (Debut)

Child 44, by Tom Rob Smith The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo, by Stieg Larsson Mudbound, by Hillary Jordan The Story of Edgar Sawtelle, by David Wroblewski The Story of Forgetting, by Stefan Merrill Block White Tiger, by Aravind Adiga

Best Indie Young Adult Buzz Book (Fiction)

Graceling, by Kristin Cashore The Graveyard Book, by Neil Gaiman Hunger Games, by Suzanne Collins Little Brother, by Cory Doctorow My Most Excellent Year, by Steve Kluger Savvy, by Ingrid Law