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Voss Literary Prize 2020 shortlist announced

The shortlist for the 2020 Voss Literary Prize has been announced.

The shortlisted novels are:

  • Crossings (Alex Landragin, Picador)
  • The Rich Man’s House (Andrew McGahan, A&U)
  • The Palace of Angels (Mohammed Massoud Morsi, Wild Dingo Press)
  • The Trespassers (Meg Mundell, UQP)
  • Exploded View (Carrie Tiffany, Text)
  • The Yield (Tara June Winch, Hamish Hamilton).

The shortlist was chosen from a longlist of 10.

Now in its seventh 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.

The winner of the 2019 prize, worth $5000, was Tim Winton for The Shepherd’s Hut (Hamish Hamilton).

For more information, visit the prize website.


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