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ASA announces 2016 Barbara Jefferis Award shortlist

The Australian Society of Authors (ASA) has announced the shortlist for the 2016 Barbara Jefferis Award.

The shortlisted titles are:

  • This Picture of You (Sarah Hopkins, A&U)
  • A Guide to Berlin (Gail Jones, Vintage)
  • Laurinda (Alice Pung, Black Inc.)
  • The Protected (Claire Zorn, UQP)
  • Hope Farm (Peggy Frew, Scribe)
  • The Natural Way of Things (Charlotte Wood, A&U).

Two novels were also highly commended:

  • In Between Days (Vikki Wakefield, Text)
  • The World Without Us (Mireille Juchau, Bloomsbury).

The winner of the $55,000 award will be announced in October.

The prize is awarded every two years for ‘the best novel written by an Australian author that depicts women and girls in a positive way or otherwise empowers the status of women and girls in society’.

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