Victorian Premier's Literary Awards 2022 shortlist

 Read reviewEcholalia: Longlisted for the 2022 Miles Franklin Award

Echolalia: Longlisted for the 2022 Miles Franklin Award

Briohny Doyle

What might drive a mother to do the unthinkable?

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 Read reviewBodies of Light

Bodies of Light

Jennifer Down

Jennifer Down cements her status as a leading light of Australian literary fiction in this heart-rending and intimate saga of one woman's turbulent life

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 Read reviewAfter Story

After Story

Larissa Behrendt

When a mother and daughter take the overseas trip of a lifetime, they discover that the past is never quite behind them.

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 Read reviewSmokehouse

Smokehouse

Melissa Manning

A man watches a boy in a playground and pictures him in the grey wooden shed he's turned into a home. A woman's adopted mother dies, reawakening childhood memories and grief. A couple's decision to move to an isolated location may...

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 Read reviewPermafrost

Permafrost

SJ Norman

Visual and performance artist, and winner of the inaugural Kill Your Darlings Manuscript Award, SJ Norman turns their hand to fiction with spectacular results.

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The Dogs

The Dogs

John Hughes

From the Miles Franklin shortlisted author of No One comes a haunting gem of family secrets and impossible decisions.

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 Read reviewHow Decent Folk Behave

How Decent Folk Behave

Maxine Beneba Clarke

A vibrant, thought-provoking collection from the ABIA and Indie award-winning author of The Hate Race and Carrying the World.

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 Read reviewHuman Looking

Human Looking

Andy Jackson

The poems in Human Looking speak with the voices of the disabled and the disfigured, in ways which are confronting, but also illuminating and tender

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 Read reviewTrigger Warning

Trigger Warning

Maria Takolander

From award-winning and highly acclaimed author and poet Maria Takolander comes her most impressive and personal poetry collection yet.

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 Read reviewAnother Day in the Colony

Another Day in the Colony

Chelsea Watego

A ground-breaking work - and a call to arms - that exposes the ongoing colonial violence experienced by First Nations people

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 Read reviewComing of Age in the War on Terror

Coming of Age in the War on Terror

Randa Abdel-Fattah

The generation born at the time of the 9/11 attacks are turning 18. What has our changed world meant for them?    

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 Read reviewThe Mother Wound

The Mother Wound

Amani Haydar

A story of female resilience and the role of motherhood in the home and in the world, Amani Haydar uses her own strength to help other survivors find their voices.

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Black and Blue

Black and Blue

Veronica Gorrie

The story of an Aboriginal woman who worked as a police officer and fought for justice both within and beyond the Australian police force.

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Buried Not Dead

Buried Not Dead

Fiona McGregor

A collection of essays on art, literature and performance, sexuality, activism and the life of the city.

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 Read reviewSummertime

Summertime

Danielle Celermajer

Stories written in the shadow of the bushfires that ravaged Australia. 

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 Read reviewDropbear

Dropbear

Evelyn Araluen

This fierce debut from award-winning writer Evelyn Araluen confronts the tropes and iconography of an unreconciled nation with biting satire and lyrical fury.  

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 Read reviewThe Boy from the Mish

The Boy from the Mish

Gary Lonesborough

A funny and heart-warming queer Indigenous YA novel, set in a rural Australian community, about seventeen-year-old Jackson finding the courage to explore who he is, even if it scares him.

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 Read reviewThe Gaps

The Gaps

Leanne Hall

A tribute to friendship in all its guises, The Gaps is a moving examination of vulnerability and strength, safety and danger, and the particular uncertainty of being a young woman in the world.

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Girls in Boys' Cars

Girls in Boys' Cars

Felicity Castagna

A complicated friendship. A roadtrip in a stolen car. The stories that define us. And two funny, sharp, adventurous young women who refuse to be held back any longer.

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 Read reviewTiger Daughter

Tiger Daughter

Rebecca Lim

Wen Zhou is determined to create a future for herself that is more satisfying than the life her parents expect her to lead. Equal parts heartbreaking and hopeful, Tiger Daughter is a wonderfully compelling and authentic Own Voices...

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Milk

Milk

Dylan Van Den Berg

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