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Arnott wins 2023 Voss Literary Prize

Robbie Arnott has won the 2023 Voss Literary Prize for his novel Limberlost (Text).

Arnott’s third novel, Limberlost is a coming-of-age story that centres on Ned, who experiences a formative summer during his teens that shapes him throughout his lifetime.

Published in October 2022, the book has previously won accolades in the Age Book of the Year Awards and the BookPeople Book of the Year Awards, and it has also been shortlisted for various awards including the Miles Franklin Literary Award, the ABIAs and Indie Book Awards.

Other titles shortlisted for the 2023 Voss Literary Prize were Nimblefoot (Robert Drewe, Hamish Hamilton), Salonika Burning (Gail Jones, Text), Iris (Fiona Kelly McGregor, Picador), The Settlement (Jock Serong, Text) and The Grass Hotel (Craig Sherborne, Text).

Established in 2014, the Voss Literary Prize is dedicated to the memory of historian Vivian Robert Le Vaux Voss and managed by the Australian University Heads of English, the peak body for the study of English at Australian universities.

The winner of the 2022 prize was After Story (Larissa Behrendt, UQP).

More information is available on the Voss Literary Prize website.


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