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A&U announces the winner of the 2022 Crime Fiction Prize

Allen & Unwin (A&U) are thrilled to announce that the winner of our inaugural Crime Fiction Prize is Vikki Petraitis. Her debut crime fiction novel, The Unbelieved, will be published on the 2 August 2022. Along with being awarded a publishing contract, our winner receives an advance against royalties of $AUD 25,000.

We received over 340 manuscripts. The prize was open to all unpublished full-length manuscripts in the crime or thriller genres between 70,000 and 100,000 words in length, written by residents of Australia and New Zealand. Both debut writers and already-published writers were eligible to enter.


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