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“From Here On, Monsters” wins the Norma K Hemming Award

September 7, 2020

From Here On, Monsters wins the Norma K Hemming Award

Pan Macmillan Australia are delighted to share with you the news that Elizabeth Bryer has won the Norma K Hemming Award for her debut book, From Here On, Monsters!

The Norma K Hemming Award is given to mark excellence in the exploration of themes of race, gender, sexuality, class or disability in a speculative fiction work by Australian citizens and/or residents.

From Here On, Monsters is a timely work of noirish mystery and unbridled imagination.

In a city locked in a kind of perpetual twilight, antiquarian bookseller Cameron Raybould accepts a very strange commission – the valuation of a rare codex.

Within its fragile pages Cameron makes a curious discovery. Although seemingly ancient, the codex tells of a modern mystery: an academic missing for eleven years. Stranger still, as finding the truth becomes ever more of an obsession, Cameron begins to notice frightening lapses in memory. As if, all around, words, images, even people are beginning to fade from sight. As if unravelling the riddle of this book may be unravelling the nature of reality itself. And something frightening and unknown is taking its place…

Congratulations Elizabeth!