Where We Begin by Christie Nieman has been shortlisted for the Ethel Turner Award for Young Adult Literature. A dark, deeply compelling, coming-of-age YA novel from the author of As Stars Fall, her second novel is also a CBCA Notable Book for 2021 and was shortlisted for the Victorian Premier’s Literary Award 2021.
Seventeen-year-old Anna is running into the night. Fleeing her boyfriend, her mother, and everything she has known.
She is travelling into the country, to the land and the grandparents she has never met, looking for answers to questions that have never been asked.
For every family has secrets.
But some secrets – once laid bare – can never be forgiven.
Winners for the NSW Premier’s Literary Awards will be announced online at the Sydney Writers’ Festival on Monday, 26 April. Find out more about the event here.