Lucy Treloar on Barbara Jefferis Shortlist
The Barbara Jefferis Award shortlist was announced last week and Pan Macmillan Australia are please to share that Wolfe Island by Lucy Treloar has been shortlisted.
The prize is awarded every two years for ‘the best novel written by an Australian author that depicts women and girls in a positive way or otherwise empowers the status of women and girls in society’.
The full shortlist can be seen here.
The winner will be announced via YouTube on Wednesday, 18 November.
Wolfe Island is a richly imagined and mythic parable of home and kin that cements Lucy Treloar’s place as one of our most acclaimed novelists. In it, Kitty Hawke, the last inhabitant of a dying island sinking into the wind-lashed Chesapeake Bay, has resigned herself to annihilation… Until one night her granddaughter blows ashore in the midst of a storm, desperate, begging for sanctuary. For years, Kitty has kept herself to herself – with only the company of her wolfdog, Girl – unconcerned by the world outside, or perhaps avoiding its worst excesses. But blood cannot be turned away in times like these. And when trouble comes following her granddaughter, no one is more surprised than Kitty to find she will fight to save her as fiercely as her name suggests…