Tag Archives: Geoffrey McGeachin

Ned Kelly Awards 2013

Geoffrey McGeachin has won the 2013 Ned Kelly Award for Best Fiction for Blackwattle Creek (Penguin), the sequel to The Diggers Rest Hotel, which won the same award in 2011. The award for Best First Fiction was won by Zane Lovitt … Continue reading

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Review: Blackwattle Creek

There’s an embarrassment of riches on my reading pile at the moment, but when Geoffrey McGeachin’s new novel Blackwattle Creek arrived in the mail, it went straight to the top. I had to know what had happened to Charlie Berlin, the … Continue reading

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Review: The Diggers Rest Hotel

Geoffrey McGeachin’s hilarious acceptance speech endeared him to the crowd who watched him take out this year’s Ned Kelly Award for Best Fiction. Even I felt happy for him, despite his The Diggers Rest Hotel beating my The Half-Child to … Continue reading

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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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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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