Voss Literary Prize 2021

The longlist for the Voss Literary Prize 2021 has been announced.

Robbie Arnott, The Rain Heron (Text Publishing)

Trent Dalton, All Our Shimmering Skies (HarperCollins) *

Kate Grenville, A Room Made of Leaves (Text Publishing)

Erin Hortle, The Octopus and I (Allen & Unwin) *

Julie Janson, Benevolence (Magabala Books)

Gail Jones, Our Shadows (Text Publishing)

Amanda Lohrey, The Labyrinth (Text Publishing)

Vivian Pham, The Coconut Children  (Penguin Books)

Mirandi Riwoe, Stone Sky Gold Mountain (University of Queensland Press)

Nardi Simpson, Song of the Crocodile (Hachette Australia).

  • All Our Shimmering Skies and The Octopus and I have been reviewed in these pages.

The Voss Literary Prize is a new award dedicated to the memory of Vivian Robert de Vaux Voss (1930-1963), an historian and lover of literature from Emu Park in Central Queensland who studied History and Latin at the University of Sydney and modern languages at the University of Rome. His will stipulated that a literary award be established to reward the best novel from the previous year.

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