Posted by: Lisa Hill | August 7, 2011

2011 Age Book of the Year shortlist

There are a couple of titles on this shortlist I have yet to read but I am delighted to see Catherine Harris included in the 2011 Age Book of the Year shortlist; I was impressed by her debut collection of short stories, and I’m pleased to learn that she is currently working on a novel.

For a synopsis of the books (at Fishpond), click the links.

The shortlisted books are
Like Being a Wife Like Being a Wife
by Catherine Harris
(Vintage)

See my review, and Meet an Aussie Author: Catherine Harris.

The Mary Smokes Boys The Mary Smokes Boys
by Patrick Holland
(Transit Lounge)

See also Meet an Aussie Author: Patrick Holland

 Indelible Ink Indelible Ink
by Fiona McGregor
(Scribe)

See my review.

Bright and Distant Shores Bright and Distant Shores
by Dominic Smith
(Allen & Unwin).

See my review.

And last, but definitely not least, with a swag of awards already – Winner of the ABIA Literary Fiction Book of the Year 2011; Winner of the Indie Award for Fiction 2011; Shortlisted for the Miles Franklin Award 2011; Shortlisted for the ALS Gold Medal 2011 and Nielsen BookData 2011 Booksellers Choice Award
BereftBereft
by Chris Womersley
(Scribe)

See my review and also Meet an Aussie Author: Chris Womersley

There are also some interesting Non-Fiction and Poetry titles in the shortlist, see here.


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