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Kazuo Ishiguro, Hannah Gold and Ross Montgomery shortlisted for Indie Book Awards 2022

Titles by Kazuo Ishiguro, Hannah Gold and Ross Montgomery have been shortlisted for the Indie Book Awards 2022, which recognise the best paperbacks for summer as part of Independent Bookshop Week. Kazuo Ishiguro is shortlisted in the fiction category for his Booker-longlisted novel Klara and the Sun (Faber), which explores the implications of AI for human relationships and the question of what it means to love. In children’s, Hannah Gold's Waterstones Children's Book Prize and Blue Peter Award-winning The Last Bear, illustrated by Levi Pinfold (HarperCollins Children’s Books), is nominated alongside Ross Montgomery's heart-stopping adventure and entrancing story of faeries, changelings, The Chime Seekers (Walker). 

Four winners will be announced on Friday 24th June, the penultimate day of Independent Bookshop Week, which runs from the 18th to 25th June. The winners will be announced live on the Mark Forrest show, which airs from 10am on Scala Radio, and is the media partner of the awards.

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