Winners of the Victorian Premier's Literary Award for an Unpublished Manuscript

The Nowhere Child

The Nowhere Child

Christian White

On a break between teaching photography classes, Kim Leamy is approached by a stranger investigating the disappearance of a little girl from her Kentucky home twenty-eight years earlier. He believes she is that girl.

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Fever Of Animals

Miles Allinson

With the inheritance he received upon his father's death, Miles has come to Europe on the trail of the Romanian surrealist, who disappeared into a forest in 1967. But in trying to unravel the mystery of Bafdescu's secret life,...

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Australia Day

Melanie Cheng

An important and illuminating debut fiction collection about Australian life and identity.

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Foreign Soil

Maxine Beneba Clarke

In this collection of award-winning stories, Melbourne writer Maxine Beneba Clarke has given a voice to the disenfranchised, the lost, the downtrodden and the mistreated. It will challenge you, it will have you by the...

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The Rosie Project

The Rosie Project

Graeme Simsion

A first-date dud, socially awkward, and overly fond of quick-dry clothes, Don Tillman has given up on love. Until a chance encounter gives him an idea.

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House of Sticks

Peggy Frew

Bonnie, never domestically inclined, has given up her life as a musician to become a stay-at-home mother to three small children. She tells herself she has no regrets, but sometimes the isolation and endless drudgery are...

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Sufficient Grace

Amy Espeseth

Ruth and her cousin Naomi live in rural Failing, Wisconsin, part of a community of Pentecostal fundamentalists. While their families perceive constant danger in the outside world, they are blind to the destruction and devastation...

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Rohypnol

Rohypnol

Andrew Hutchinson

The New Punk is not about moving towards the future. It is about your life right now, impatiently standing still.Fact - Bad people do bad things. In the new age of money, drugs and instant satisfaction, you make your...

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 Read reviewI Hate Martin Amis et al.

I Hate Martin Amis et al.

Peter Barry

It is 1995. Milan Zorec, an aspiring yet rejected novelist, travels from England to Bosnia to join the Serbian forces as a sniper in Sarajevo, in the final months of the longest siege in history.

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Everyman's Rules for Scientific Living

Everyman’s Rules for Scientific Living

Carrie Tiffany

In 1934, the government's 'Better Farming Train' slides through the wheat fields and small towns of Australia. It leads to a meeting between Robert and Jean, who, in an atmosphere of heady scientific idealism, marry and settle in...

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