2018 Award Winner & Shortlist

Congratulations to Jock Serong on winning the 2018 Colin Roderick Literary Award for his book, On the Java Ridge.

Jock was awarded a $20,000 cash prize and the silver H.T. Priestley Memorial Medal at the Foundation's annual dinner event on Tuesday 30th October in Townsville, Queensland.

The full 2018 longlist is listed below and you may read our judges' comments on the shortlist by clicking the book images.

Congratulations to all of our 2018 longlisted authors!

 2018 WINNER 
 

Jock Serong
ON THE JAVA RIDGE
(Text Publishing)

 
   
 2018 SHORTLIST 

Lois Murphy
SOON
(Transit Lounge)

Tony Birch
COMMON PEOPLE
(University of Queensland Press)

Alexis Wright
TRACKER
(Giramondo Publishing

Claire Aman
BIRD COUNTRY
(Text Publishing)

Kim Scott
TABOO
(Pan Macmillan Australia)
 
   
 2018 LONGLIST 


Jesse Blackadder
SIXTY SECONDS
(HarperCollins Australia


Mark Brandi
WIMMERA
(Hachette Australia


Rebekah Clarkson
BARKING DOGS
(Affirm Press

Michelle de Kretser
THE LIFE TO COME
(Allen & Unwin

Tony Jones
THE 20TH MAN
(Allen & Unwin

Sofie Laguna
THE CHOKE
(Allen & Unwin

Catherine McKinnon
STORYLAND
(HarperCollins Australia

Jane Rawson
FROM THE WRECK
(Transit Lounge
 

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