Translation Rights  |  Oct 11, 2019

Curtis Brown Australia authors triumph in Colin Roderick Award Shortlist

Robert Drewe and John Tesarsch were shortlisted for this year’s Colin Roderick Award, which recognises the best book published in the past year that deals with any aspect of Australian life.

Robert Drewe was shortlisted for The True Colour of the Sea, a collection of eleven short stories that tackle the big themes of life – love, loss, desire, family, ageing, humanity and the life of art. Whereas, John Tesarsch was shortlisted for his novel Dinner with the Dissidents, a gripping spy story that links 1970s Russia with contemporary Australia.

Founded in 1967, The Roderick Award is Australia’s most capacious book prize, welcoming entries from authors and publishers of books from any field of genre published in Australian in the last year.

The longlist, released earlier this year, also featured Jane Harper’s The Lost Man. The final winner of the prize will be announced on the 31st of October and will receive a $20,000 cheque in addition to the H.T Priestley Memorial Medal.’