The other shortlisted books are Closer to Stone by Simon Cleary, The Fix by Nick Earls, The Ottoman Hotel by Chris Currie (which I earlier reviewed here), Riding the Trains in Japan by Patrick Holland, and Worse Things Happen at Sea by William McInnes and Sarah Watts.
More details are available on The Courier-Mail's website here. You can vote for your favourite book here.
With Simon Cleary (centre) and Chris Currie (right). Picture by Steve Pohlner, The Courier-Mail.