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Winton wins 2019 Voss Literary Prize for ‘The Shepherd’s Hut’

Tim Winton has won the 2019 Voss Literary Prize, worth $5000, for his novel The Shepherd’s Hut (Hamish Hamilton).

Now in its sixth year, the Voss Literary Prize is awarded to the best novel published in Australia in the previous year, and is dedicated to the memory of historian Vivian Robert Le Vaux Voss. The award is managed by the Australian University Heads of English, the peak body for the study of English at Australian universities.

Winton’s novel was selected from a shortlist of six, which also included Book of Colours (Robyn Cadwallader, Fourth Estate), The Making of Martin Sparrow (Peter Cochrane, Viking), Boy Swallows Universe (Trent Dalton, Fourth Estate), The Death of Noah Glass (Gail Jones, Text) and Too Much Lip (Melissa Lucashenko, UQP).

For more information on the prize, see the website.


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