Mirandi Riwoe’s Stone Sky Gold Mountain (published by UQP) has won the 2020 Historical Novel Prize (worth AU$50,000). Set during Australia’s nineteenth century gold-rush period, this powerful novel introduces unforgettable characters and deals with timeless questions of identity and belonging. Family circumstances force siblings Ying and Lai Yue to flee their home in China to…
Category: Adult Fiction
THE TRESPASSERS Wins!
Davitt Awards 2020 winners announced Sisters in Crime Australia has announced the winners of the 2020 Davitt Awards for the best crime books by Australian women. Adult crime novel: The Trespassers (Meg Mundell, UQP) In this ultimate locked-room mystery, a shipload of migrant workers flees the pandemic-stricken UK, seeking a fresh start in Australia. For…
HITCH Wins Society of Authors Prize
HITCH by Kathryn Hind has won the 2020 Society of Authors Betty Trask Prize, which celebrates first novels written by authors under the age of 35 in a traditional or romantic, but not experimental, style. Past winners include Zadie Smith, Evie Wyld, Elliot Perlman, Chloe Hooper and Sophie Mackintosh. Previously, HITCH won the 2018…
THE YIELD wins prestigious Miles Franklin Award, 2020
THE YIELD by Tara June Winch (Penguin Books Australia) has won Australia’s most prestigious literary award, the Miles Franklin Award. This is the second year in a row that one of our clients has won this prize!
THE WHITE GIRL and THE YIELD both shortlisted for the Miles Franklin Award, 2020
Congratulations to two of our clients’ titles : THE WHITE GIRL (UQP) and THE YIELD (Penguin Books Australia) are both shortlisted for the Miles Franklin Award, the Australian equivalent to the Booker prize. The judges noted that the books nominated this year deal with topics of racial and cultural dispossession and “demonstrate powerfully how past trauma…
A MAMMOTH of a Tale!
MAMMOTH, Chris Flynn’s third novel is coming out next month from UQP, and it’s already getting great reviews. Not too bad for a book with a 13,000 year-old narrator! Chris already has a big fan in bestselling author Elizabeth Gilbert, who says: (MAMMOTH) “…is so good and so smart and so freaking original, it’s bananas…The…
THE YIELD and THE WHITE GIRL Both Winners at the New South Wales Premier’s Awards!
It was a good night for our clients at this year’s NSW Premier’s Literary Awards! Tara June Winch’s THE YIELD (Hamish Hamilton) did a hat trick, scooping Book of the Year, the Christina Stead Prize for Fiction and the People’s Choice Award! The judges described Winch’s novel as ‘a ground-breaking and wholly original work of…
THE YIELD Shortlisted for Stella Prize!
THE YIELD by Tara June Winch is one of six books in the final selection of Australia’s prestigious Stella Prize!
New Anne Perry Coming in France
We have just received the preview of the cover of the French edition of DEATH IN FOCUS, the first title in Anne Perry’s new series. I think you’ll agree it’s absolutely gorgeous! It’s a real change from her usual Victorian and Edwardian settings and unputdownable!
Another Award for TOO MUCH LIP!
After the Miles Franklin, Melissa Lucashenko’s TOO MUCH LIP has now won the Queensland Premier’s Award for a work of state significance. Congratulations to Melissa for this well-deserved award!