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Congratulations to Kirsten Reed!

The Commonwealth Writers' Prize shortlists for our region (South East Asia and Pacific) were announced earlier today, and we are extremely excited that The Ice Age, the superb debut by Brisbane-based Kirsten Reed, is in the running for Best First Book.

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‘Compelling, convincing—the twenty-first century love-child of Lolita and Huck Finn.’ Christos Tsiolkas

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Best First Book shortlist:
The Ice Age by Kirsten Reed
After the Fire, a Still Small Voice by Evie Wyld
Look Who’s Morphing by Tom Cho
Document Z by Andrew Croome
Come Inside by Glenys Osborne
Siddon Rock by Glenda Guest

Best Book shortlist:
Summertime by J M Coetzee
A Good Land by Nada Awar Jarrar
The Adventures of Vela by Albert Wendt
Singularity by Charlotte Grimshaw
The People’s Train by Thomas Keneally
Parrot and Olivier in America by Peter Carey

The regional winners in each category will be announced in Sydney on 11 March.


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