Meet the Readings Prize for New Australian Fiction shortlist 2018

We’ve announced the shortlist for the Readings Prize for New Australian Fiction 2018. Here, we introduce the six shortlisted authors.

Find more information about this year’s shortlisted books (including the judges' report) here.


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Shaun Prescott

Shaun Prescott is a writer based in the Blue Mountains in New South Wales. He has self-released several small books of fiction, and was editor of Crawlspace Magazine. The Town is his debut novel.

Read the judges' comments for The Town here


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Jennifer Down

Jennifer Down is a writer, editor and translator based in Melbourne. Her debut novel, Our Magic Hour, was released in 2016 to much acclaim. Pulse Points is a collection of short stories and Down’s second work of fiction.

Read the judges' comments for Pulse Points here


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Jamie Marina Lau

Jamie Marina Lau is a writer from Melbourne. She is currently studying film and literature, producing music, and working on more fiction. Pink Mountain on Locust Island is her debut novel.

Read the judges' comments for Pink Mountain on Locust Island here

You can listen to an interview with Jamie Marina Lau on the Readings Podcast here

Photograph by Leah Jing McIntosh


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Moreno Giovannoni

Moreno Giovannoni was born in San Ginese but grew up in a house on a hill in north-east Victoria. He is a freelance translator and in 2016 won the inaugural Deborah Cass Prize. The Fireflies of Autumn is his first work of fiction.

Read the judges' comments for The Fireflies of Autumn here


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Robbie Arnott

Robbie Arnott was born in Launceston and is now based in Hobart. He won the 2015 Tasmanian Young Writers’ Fellowship and the 2014 Scribe Nonfiction Prize for Young Writers. Flames is his debut novel.

Read the judges' comments for Flames here

You can listen to an interview with Robbie Arnott on the Readings Podcast here


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Tracy Sorensen

Tracy Sorensen is a writer, filmmaker and academic. She was born in Brisbane, grew up on the north coast of Western Australia and in Sydney, and now lives in Bathurst. The Lucky Galah is her debut novel.

Read the judges' comments for The Lucky Galah here


You can read more about the Prize here.

You can buy a specially-priced pack of all six shortlisted books here for $149.99 (was $177.94).

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