2017 Winner & Shortlist

2017 Winner

 

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Josephine Wilson

Josephine's novel 'Extinctions' was announced as the 2017 Colin Roderick Award winner on 30th October 2017 at the Foundation's annual award dinner event.

Extinctions is a beautifully written novel, characterised by total precision, as well as harmony, in word and thought. There are moments of profound and incisive emotional insight; these are presented in a style that avoids conscious 'literariness' in favour of a distinctive mix of humour, precision, and poetry.

2017 Shortlist (books published in 2016)


Maxine Beneba Clark
CARRYING THE WORLD

Nick Earls
WISDOM TREE: FIVE NOVELLAS

Madeline Gleeson
OFFSHORE: BEHIND THE WIRE ON MANUS AND NAURU

Tom Griffiths
THE ART OF TIME TRAVEL: HISTORIANS AND THEIR CRAFT


Mark McKenna
FROM THE EDGE: AUSTRALIA'S LOST HISTORIES


Cathy McLennon
SALTWATER


Jock Serong
THE RULES OF BACKYARD CRICKET


Josephine Wilson
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