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Vogel Award 2017 shortlist announced

The shortlist has been announced for the 2017 Australian/Vogel’s Literary Award for an unpublished manuscript by a writer under the age of 35.

The five titles on this year’s shortlist, which includes one nonfiction title and four novels, are:

  • Richard James for his nonfiction book Australia’s War With France: The Campaign is Syria and Lebanon, 1941
  • Marija Pericic for The Lost ­Papers, ‘an intriguing exploration of Czech writer Franz Kafka’
  • David Allan-Petale for Locust Summer, ‘a sharp meditation on the separation of life from land’
  • Jarrah Dund­ler’s ‘Tryst’, a ‘coming of age story that includes an Australian soldier’
  • Hayley Lawrence’s ‘Inside the Tiger’, in which ‘a late teens girl befriends an Australian drug mule awaiting execution in Thailand’.

The winner will be announced at a ceremony in Sydney on 26 April. The winner will receive $20,000, with the winning title to be published by Allen & Unwin and available in stores immediately.

Last year’s winner was Katherine Brabon for her novel The Memory Artist.


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