The winner of the Small Press Network’s Most Underrated Book Award (MUBA) will be announced at a special ceremony on the evening of Friday 11 November at the Wheeler Centre. Entry is free, but bookings are essential.

The Most Underrated Book Award, now in its fifth year, aims to shine a light on titles from independent publishers that did not receive the attention they deserved at the time of publication.

Previous winners are The Cook (Wayne Macauley, Text Publishing), Fish-Hair Woman (Merlinda Bobis, Spinifex Press), A Wrong Turn at the Office of Unmade Lists (Jane Rawson, Transit Lounge) and The Grapple Annual No. 1 (ed by Duncan Felton, Grapple Publishing).

Attend the 2016 MUBA award ceremony!

The 2016 MUBA will be announced at a free event on the evening of 11 November 2016. Tickets are free. Book now.


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Last Year's Winner

The Grapple Annual No. 1

The Grapple Annual No 1Edited by Duncan Felton

The Grapple AnnualĀ is the flagship publication from Grapple Publishing, an independent Canberra-based publisher, founded by Felton in 2013.


The other titles shortlisted in 2015 were:

  • Isabelle of the Moon and Stars by S.A. Jones (UWA Publishing)
  • Funemployed: Life as an Artist in Australia by Justin Heazlewood (Affirm Press).