Next up in our Prime Minister’s Literary Awards series is the fiction shortlist.
• A World of Other People, Steven Carroll (Harper Collins) – Set in 1941, the novel charts the love affair between a pilot and an aspiring writer.
• The Narrow Road to the Deep North, Richard Flanagan (Vintage Australia) – WWII POW story inspired by Flanagan’s grandfather
• The Night Guest, Fiona McFarlane (Penguin: Hamish Hamilton) – a woman sees and hears things, including a tiger in the midst, but are they real?
• Coal Creek, Alex Miller (Allen & Unwin) – A story of friendship in the Queensland countryside.
• Belomor, Nicolas Rothwell (Text Publishing) – A painter seeks redemption after the disasters of his years in northern Australia.