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Finch Memoir Prize 2018 shortlist announced

The shortlist for the 2018 Finch Memoir Prize has been announced.

The shortlisted titles are:

  • ‘Tin Gypsy’ (Alan Sampson), a ‘heartfelt’ account of a father’s relationship with his son who lives and works in the wilds of Canada’s Yukon.
  • ‘All Stations to Waterfall’ (Fay Keegan), a ‘compelling’ and ‘clear-eyed’ account of how an accident at a young age shaped Keegan’s life and that of her family’s.
  • ‘A Little Bit Country’ (Georgina Lawrence), the story of Lawrence and her family’s decision to buy a rundown farm on the outskirts of the Adelaide Hills and ‘plunge headfirst into “true” country life’.
  • ‘Okotoks Erratic’ (Vicki Laveau-Harvie), an ‘intensely gripping, black humoured drama’ examining the power play between Laveau-Harvie’s parents and its ramifications.
  • ‘A Woman of Strange Substance’ (Sacha Jones), a follow-up to Jones’ The Grass Was Always Browner, which covers Jones’ time in London and her dream of becoming a prima ballerina.
  • ‘Coming Home to Squabbling Ground’ (Jennifer Severn), a ‘thoughtful and considered examination of family relationships’, which explores Severn’s attempts at reconciling with her father.

Authors Candida Baker, Caroline Baum and Mark O’Flynn will judge the 2018 prize. The winner will be announced on 16 November, and will be published in 2018 by Finch Publishing.

For more information about the prize, visit the Finch website here.


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