Australia’s two premier awards for crime writing were presented this month, and three women bagged prizes at each: Dervla McTiernan for her debut novel The Ruin (HarperCollins), Jane Harper for her third novel The Lost Man (Pan) and Bri Lee for her memoir-cum-exploration of the Australian legal system Eggshell Skull (Allen & Unwin). McTiernan already had reason to celebrate: her novel is being developed for the screen by Irish actor Colin Farrell’s new production company.
In this pre-Frankfurt Book Fair edition of Think Australian, we’re bringing you a selection of new titles from Australian publishers Transit Lounge, Spinifex Press, Spineless Wonders and newcomer Journeys to Words Publishing. You’ll find them in our Frankfurt preview below.
You’ll also find many more Australian publishers exhibiting at the fair, and a chance to mingle at the Aussie-IPG stand party. Put it in your diary: Thursday 17 October at 5.30 pm, Hall 6.2 A56-57.
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