Prime Minister's Literary Awards 2009 Fiction Shortlist

The Boat

The Boat

Nam Le

The Boat takes us from a tourist in Tehran to a teenage hit man in Colombia; from the city of Hiroshima just before the bomb is dropped to the haunting waste of the South China Sea in the wake of another war. Each story is...

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 Read reviewOne Foot Wrong

One Foot Wrong

Sofie Laguna

A child is imprisoned in a house by her reclusive religious parents. Hester has never seen the outside world. The story told by Hester is often dark and terrible, but the sheer blazing brilliance of her language and the imagery...

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The Good Parents

The Good Parents

Joan London

Maya de Jong, a country girl, comes to live in Melbourne and starts an affair with her boss. When Maya's parents, Toni and Jacob, arrive to stay with her, they are told by her housemate that Maya has gone away and no one knows...

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People of the Book

People of the Book

Geraldine Brooks

When book conservator Hanna Heath gets a call about a medieval manuscript that has been recovered from the ruins of war-torn Sarajevo, she knows she is on the brink of the experience of a lifetime. She must now make her way to...

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The Pages

Murray Bail

Erica Hazelhurst, a philosopher from Sydney, has been given a project by her university to work on the papers of the late Wesley Antill (The Pages). She travels across the Blue Mountains to his country property with her...

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Wanting

Richard Flanagan

Sir John Franklin, the most celebrated explorer of his age, and his wife, Lady Jane, adopt Mathinna, a young Aboriginal girl, to prove that a savage can be civilised - only to discover that within the most civilised can lurk the...

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