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Four writers named 2018 ‘SMH’ Best Young Australian Novelists

Jennifer Down, Marija Peričić, Shaun Prescott and Pip Smith have been named the Sydney Morning Herald (SMH) Best Young Australian Novelists for 2018.

This is the second consecutive year that Down has been included on the list, after being named on last year’s list for her 2017 novel Our Magic Hour (Text). This is the second time a writer has been included for two consecutive years.

The awards, which recognise emerging writing talent, are open to writers aged 35 years or younger when their books are first published.

This year’s awards were judged by Age/SMH literary editor Jason Steger, essayist and poet Fiona Wright, and writer and critic Gretchen Shirm.

Read more about the authors and their work here.


Category: Local news