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Pan Macmillan author Suzanne Daniel wins 2020 Indie Award 🏆

March 24, 2020

Pan Macmillan author Suzanne Daniel wins 2020 Indie Award 🏆

Pan Macmillan Australia is thrilled to announce that Suzanne Daniel won the Indie Book Debut Fiction Award yesterday for her incredible novel, Allegra in Three Parts

The Indie Book Awards are one of Australia’s biggest literary prizes aimed at celebrating the enormous depth and range of literary talents in the country. The annual awards were made as a way to celebrate great Australian talent as voted on solely by independent Aussie bookstores. The panels of judges are comprised of booksellers and readers who choose the winners of the $1000 prize for each category.

About Allegra in Three Parts

Suzanne’s debut novel follows Allegra, the titular 11-year-old protagonist who shuttles between her grandmothers who live next door to one another but couldn’t be more different.

And then there’s Rick who lives in a flat out the back and finds distraction in gambling and solace in surfing. He’s trying to be a good father to Allegra, while grieving the woman who links them all but whose absence tears them apart.

Allegra is left to orbit these three worlds wishing they loved her a little less and liked each other a lot more. Until one day the unspoken tragedy that’s created this division explodes within the person they all cherish most.

Praise for Allegra in Three Parts 

‘Allegra drew me into her life from the first page and I didn’t want to leave. Funny, smart, tender and wise, this is a book to curl up with by the fire or basking on the beach. I loved it.’ Liz Byrski, author of A Month of Sundays
‘Stellar debut…a story of family, second-wave feminism, faither, friendship’ Marie Claire
‘The captivating Allegra leads a strong cast of characters…the era and its issues are beautifully evoked, but this is a universal coming-of-age story that is almost timeless. A delightful uplifting read.’ Good Reading
‘A stunning coming-of-age debutGold Coast Bulletin
‘An Aussie story to cherish’ Queensland Times

Allegra in Three Parts can be found in all good bookstores and online!