Western Sydney Adult - Booktober 2022

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Mark O'Flynn The last days of Eva Langdon

‘The Last Days of Ava Langdon may be a novel, but it is also a perfectly judged poetic work … O’Flynn’s portrait of Langley/Langdon is deeply moving.’ —Book + Publishing 

Winner, 2017 The Voss Literary Prize 

Shortlisted, 2017 Miles Franklin Literary Award

Shortlisted, 2017 Prime Minister’s Literary Awards – Fiction

Felicity Castagna No More Boats 

It is exciting to read a work of fiction that makes an explicit connection between its characters’ personal narratives and the specific events of political history; a tradition in American fiction, but rare in an Australian context. (Delia Falconer)

Shortlisted, Miles Franklin Literary Award 2018

Shortlisted, Voss Literary Prize 2018

Shortlisted, NSW Premier’s Literary Award (Multicultural) 2018

Luke Carman An elegant young man

"An Elegant Young Man is street poetry for contemporary Sydney, and it demonstrates what is most exciting and innovative in Australia's emerging writers." - Sydney Morning Herald review 

Winner of the UTS Glenda Adams award for new writing at the 2015 NSW Premier's Literary Awards


Tohby Riddle Yahoo Creek

Yahoo Creek is a haunting evocation of actual reports, mostly in the early 1900s, of an ape-like creature inhabiting bush areas that are connected with the massive breadth of the Great Dividing Range.

Longlisted Eve Pownall Award

CBCA Awards 2020 AU

Longlisted Best Designed Children's Non-Fiction Illustrated Book

Australian Book Design Awards 2020 AU

Shortlisted Speech Pathology Award

Eight to Ten Years 2019 AU

Yumna Kassab the House of Youssef

“Kassab’s prose is unsparing and frank yet unstinting when examining the push and pull of being a second-generation Lebanese-Australian who carries her invisible audience of family, friends, and cultural expectations wherever she goes.” —Sonia Nair, Australian Book Review

Shortlisted, 2020 Judith Wright Calanthe Award

Longlisted, 2020 Stella Prize

Fiona Wright The World was Whole

This collection, containing both new essays and some previously published works that have been edited for republication, will especially resonate with readers who enjoy the work of Leslie Jamison, Meghan Daum and Maria Tumarkin. — Jo Case, Books + Publishing

Long-listed for the 2019 Stella Prize

Eunice Andrada Flood Damages

Flood Damages is a perfect opportunity to see the world through a different pair of eyes, so you can compare it with your reality and reflect on the similarities and differences. —Maggy Liu, Farrago

Winner, Anne Elder Award for Poetry, 2018

Shortlisted, Mary Gilmore Award, 2019

Shortlisted, Victoria Premier’s Literary Awards, 2019