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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