Tag Archives: Chris Womersley

Ned Kelly Awards winners & grinners

This morning came news Ned Kelly’s 130 year old remains had been identified at the old Pentridge Prison site. Only hours earlier I was celebrating the Australian crime fiction awards named his honour. I felt very close to Ned. Really. … Continue reading

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Why I read

I had great pleasure in attending a Melbourne Writers Festival 2011 session that brought authors Kate Grenville, Chris Womersley and Tess Gerritsen together on the subject Why I Read. The conversation ranged from experiences of learning to read — Grenville from the … Continue reading

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Ned Kelly Awards 2011 Shortlist

I am thrilled to announce The Half-Child has made a shortlist of three for Best Fiction in this year’s Ned Kelly Awards. The Half-Child is in good company: I recently read Bereft, by Chris Womersley and I’m rapt to have my book … Continue reading

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Book review: Bereft

I read Bereft, Chris Womersley’s second novel, on the strength of it being both short-listed for the 2011 Miles Franklin Award and nominated for the 2011 Ned Kelly Awards. Womersley’s first novel, The Low Road, won the Ned Kelly Award for … Continue reading

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