EVENT: 2022 Margaret and Colin Roderick Literary Award

Finalists book covers.

The Margaret and Colin Roderick Literary Award was founded in 1967 and recognises the best original book, in the judge’s opinion, that was published in Australia in the previous calendar year for the first time.  Submissions must deal with any aspect of Australian life and can be in any field or genre of writing, verse or prose. It is valued at $20,000 and is presented by the Foundation for Australian Literary Studies.

Date: Friday, 28th October 2022

Time: 6.00pm for 6.30pm start

Where: Central Plaza, JCU Townsville, Bebegu Yumba Campus

Cost: $10.00 fee for non-FALS members

Drinks and canapés will be served on the night. Please register below.

Finalists for the award are:

  • Tony Birch, Whisper Songs (UQP)
  • Emily Bitto, Wild Abandon (Allen & Unwin)
  • Rebecca Lim, Tiger Daughter (Allen & Unwin)
  • Emily Maguire, Love Objects (Allen & Unwin)
  • Inga Simpson, The Last Woman in the World (Hachette Australia)
  • Chloe Wilson, Hold Your Fire (Scribner Australia an Imprint of Simon & Schuster)

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FALS sponsors.

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