The 2019 Voss Literary Prize longlist was announced yesterday, with authors such as Trent Dalton, Tim Winton and Melissa Lucashenko all scoring a nomination.
Launched in 2014 and dedicated to the memory of the late historian Vivian Robert Le Vaux Voss (1930-1963), the prize rewards the best novel from the previous year, with past winners including Leah Kaminsky (The Waiting Room) and Bram Presser (The Book of Dirt).
The Voss Literary Prize is judged by the Australian University Heads of English, the peak Australian body for tertiary English study.
The shortlist will be announced in November – see the full longlist below!
- Flames by Robbie Arnott
- Book of Colours by Robyn Cadwallader
- The Making of Martin Sparrow by Peter Cochrane
- Boy Swallows Universe by Trent Dalton
- The Death of Noah Glass by Gail Jones
- Coach Fitz by Tom Lee
- Too Much Lip by Melissa Lucashenko
- The Everlasting Sunday by Robert Lukins
- Preservation by Jock Serong
- The Shepherd’s Hut by Tim Winton
Congratulations to all of the Voss Literary Prize longlistees!
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