Posted by: Lisa Hill | September 23, 2022

2022 Voss Literary Prize longlist

The Long List for the 2022 Voss Literary Prize has been announced:

Michael Mohammed Ahmad, The Other Half of You (Hachette Australia)

Larissa Behrendt, After Story (University of Queensland Press), see my review

Emily Bitto, Wild Abandon (Allen & Unwin)

Katherine Brabon, The Shut Ins (Allen & Unwin)

Michelle De Kretser, Scary Monsters (Allen & Unwin), see my review

Jennifer Down, Bodies of Light (Text Publishing Company)

Graeme Friedman, What the Boy Hears When the Girl Dreams (Brio Books)

Hannah Kent, Devotion (Picador Pan Macmillan)

Susan Johnson, From Where I Fell (Allen & Unwin), see my review

Alice Pung, One Hundred Days (Black Inc)

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The Voss Literary Prize is an 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.


  1. So nice to see Susan Johnson on this list!


  2. Thanks Lisa. Aussie books don’t get enough press here, so I will look at these and see if there are any possibles for me.


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