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It was longlisted for the Man Booker Prize and the Orange Prize for Fiction.
Her last novel, Pippa is a writer who longs for success.
Celeste tries to convince herself that her feelings for her married lover are reciprocated.
Ash makes strategic use of his childhood in Sri Lanka but blots out the memory of a tragedy from that time.
With her characteristic wit and style Michelle de Kretser dissects the way Australians see ourselves, and reflects on the ways other parts of the world see us.
BIOGRAPHY: Felicity Castagna won the 2014 Prime Minister’s Literary Award for Young Adult Fiction for her previous novel, The Incredible Here and Now, which was shortlisted for the Children’s Book Council of Australia and NSW Premier’s Literary Awards, and adapted for the stage by the National Theatre of Parramatta.
She is the author of , which was widely praised by writers such as AS Byatt, Hilary Mantel and William Boyd and won a swag of awards, including: the 2008 NSW Premier's Book of the Year Award and the Christina Stead Prize for Fiction, and the 2008 ALS Gold Medal.
The winner of the 2019 Miles Franklin Literary Award will receive ,000 in prize money.He has been a regular panellist and session coordinator at national literary festivals, is currently a judge for the Miles Franklin Literary Award and has been on judging panels for The Australian /Vogel's Award, the NSW Premiers Award and the ABC Fiction Award. The Miles Franklin Literary Award turned 60 in 2017.Some of Australia’s best writers have been featured over the years, with strong indigenous themes and cultural insights that challenge and celebrate Australian life.Murray Waldren has been a journalist and columnist at The Australian newspaper for 25 years, where his roles have included Literary Editor, editor of The Weekend Australian Review and deputy editor of The Australian Magazine.His literary rap sheet includes extensive author profiles and interviews, book reviews, publishing analysis and columns, he has been a Walkley Award finalist for feature writing and has written several books, among them Dining out with Mr Lunch, Moran V Moran and, most recently, The Mind and Times of Reg Mombassa.
The Prime Minister of Australia keeps telling Antonio that ‘we will decide who comes to this country and the circumstances in which they come’.