Australian Indie Awards

January 27th, 2011

To my great joy, Museum of Thieves has been shortlisted for the Australian Indie Awards, as selected by independent booksellers. The awards are designed to ‘celebrate the best of Australian writing of 2010 as chosen by independent booksellers’, and Museum has been selected as one of the booksellers’ four favourite children’s books for 2010. Also shortlisted in the children’s category were Mirror by Jeannie Baker, The Very Bad Book by Andy Griffiths and The Legend of the Golden Snail by Graeme Base. What a nice way to start the year!

Collectable cards from Random House

And while I’m talking about nice things, Random House have produced some very cute collectable cards based on the book. They’ve got Goldie, Toadspit, the Brizzlehound, Guardian Hope and Herro Dan on the front –  – and information about each character on the back.

(Sorry about the photos – I took them late in the evening when the light was bad.)

11 thoughts on “Australian Indie Awards

  1. Romi says:

    Ooh! How can I get some of those cards??? So nice!

    1. Lian says:

      Hi Romi, I’ll send you a set if you like. Email me your address.

  2. Jason says:

    Congrats on being shortlisted for the award! My wife and I have
    read your book, and we both enjoyed it immensely. We look forward to reading the next book 🙂

    1. Lian says:

      Thanks Jason. I think one of the most exciting things for me is the august company I’m keeping in the shortlist. And I’m glad you enjoyed the book. It’s interesting how many adults are liking it – that’s something I didn’t expect. But I’m not complaining!

  3. jacq says:

    There’s something so divine about the Museum of Thieves. Congratulations!!
    I know of a pack of Grott Monsters (small children) who are avid fans, and would love to help them get their paws on the cards – are they being sold commercially?
    Congrats again – I too am one of the adults who loved it!:)

  4. Stacey says:

    I’d love a set. Congratulations!

  5. Marion says:

    My daughter would love a set please Lian. We’ve both read Museum of Thieves and LOVE it!!!

  6. Jordyn says:

    Where can i get them? I NEED THEM!! cannot wait for the path of beasts i’ve already reserved a copy 🙂

  7. Isabella says:

    Hello Guys!
    I’m brazilian and I’m reading the Museum of Thieves and I found this website and I will like so much if I could get some of this cards… Please answer me.


  8. Io says:

    All three were awesome but the third was the best of the best-est!

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