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