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TABOO makes the shortlist for the 2018 Victorian Premier’s Literary Awards

Congratulations to our Picador Australia author, Kim Scott, whose book TABOO has made the shortlist for the 2018 Victorian Premier’s Literary Awards in the Fiction category.

About the awards:

The Victorian Premier’s Literary Awards were inaugurated by the Victorian Government in 1985 to honour literary achievement by Australian writers. The awards are administered by the Wheeler Centre on behalf of the Premier of Victoria.

The winners of the five award categories – fiction, non-fiction, drama, poetry and writing for young adults – each receive $25,000, and go on to contest the Victorian Prize for Literature.

About TABOO:

Taboo takes place in the present day, in the rural South-West of Western Australia, and tells the story of a group of Noongar people who revisit, for the first time in many decades, a taboo place: the site of a massacre that followed the assassination, by these Noongar’s descendants, of a white man who had stolen a black woman. They come at the invitation of Dan Horton, the elderly owner of the farm on which the massacres unfolded. He hopes that by hosting the group he will satisfy his wife’s dying wishes and cleanse some moral stain from the ground on which he and his family have lived for generations.

But the sins of the past will not be so easily expunged.

We walk with the ragtag group through this taboo country and note in them glimmers of re-connection with language, lore, country. We learn alongside them how countless generations of Noongar may have lived in ideal rapport with the land. This is a novel of survival and renewal, as much as destruction; and, ultimately, of hope as much as despair.

Get your copy of TABOO here.


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Cath Crawley takes home a Prime Minister’s Literary Award

Cath Crawley’s WORDS IN DEEP BLUE has won the 2017 Prime Minister’s Literary Award in the Young Adult category.

This year’s winners were announced by Minister for the Arts, Senator the Hon Mitch Fifield.

The 2017 Prime Minister’s Literary Awards mark 10 years of celebrating great Australian literature. 15 judges took into consideration 450 entries.

Cath has been awarded an amazing $80,000 in prize money. We could not be happier for her!

Get your WORDS IN DEEP BLUE copy here.

Words in Deep Blue - Cath Crowley

UPCOMING EVENTS

Sally Hepworth
Sally Hepworth

28 FEBRUARY 2018

Join Sally Hepworth at Better Read Than Dead to hear her discuss her new novel The Family Next Door.

EVENT TIME: 6:30 PM

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Sally Hepworth
Sally Hepworth

1 MARCH 2018

Join Sally Hepworth to hear her discuss her new novel, The Family Next Door

EVENT TIME: 11:30 AM

VENUE: Wollongong Council Building
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Sally Hepworth
Sally Hepworth

1 MARCH 2018

Join Sally Hepworth at Nowra Library to hear her talk about her new novel, The Family Next Door.

EVENT TIME: 5:30 PM

VENUE: Nowra Library
10 Berry St Nowra

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