Australian authors Liane Moriarty, Annah Faulkner, Nick Earl, Aoife Clifford and Anna George are all celebrating recognition in a number of key literary prizes.
Liane Moriarty’s New York Times bestselling novel Big Little Lies has won Sisters in Crime’s 15th Davitt Award for Best Adult Novel. Big Little Lies is a gripping story of secrets and scandal in a tight-knit community and has seen incredible international success, selling over a million copies in the US alone. The Davitt Awards were set up in 2001 to celebrate the best in Australian women’s crime writing.
Annah Faulkner’s The Last Day in the Dynamite Factory, has been shortlisted for the Readings Prize for New Australian Fiction 2015. Faulkner’s second novel, The Last Day in the Dynamite Factory explores the story of well-respected conservation architect Christopher Bright as he seeks to discover the truth behind his birth. The Readings Prize was established in 2014 and celebrates the best Australian fiction writers.
Nick Earl is on the shortlist for the Queensland Book of the Year Award with his novel Analogue Men, a hilarious story about male midlife crises. The awards aim to recognise the best in Australian Literature and Analogue Men is featured in The Courier-Mail 2015 People's Category.
Aoife Clifford and Anna George are both on the shortlist for the Ned Kelly Awards. The Ned Kelly Awards, now in their 20th year, are one of Australia’s oldest and most prestigious prizes for crime fiction and true crime writing. Aoife Clifford’s A Watched Pot is featured in SD Harvey Short Story category and Anna George in the Best First Crime Novel category with her striking debut What Came Before.